Ex 33:1
33:1 And the LORD said unto Moses, Depart, [and] {a} go up
     hence, thou and the people which thou hast brought up out
     of the land of Egypt, unto the land which I sware unto
     Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, saying, Unto thy seed will
     I give it:

     (a) The land of Canaan was surrounded by hills: so those
         who entered it, must go up by the hills.

Ex 33:5
33:5 For the LORD had said unto Moses, Say unto the children of
     Israel, Ye [are] a stiffnecked people: I will come up into
     the midst of thee in a moment, and consume thee: therefore
     now put off thy ornaments from thee, that I may know {b}
     what to do unto thee.

     (b) That I may either show mercy if you repent, or else
         punish your rebellion.

Ex 33:7
33:7 And Moses took the tabernacle, and pitched it without the
     camp, afar off from the camp, and called it the {c}
     Tabernacle of the congregation. And it came to pass, [that]
     every one which sought the LORD went out unto the
     tabernacle of the congregation, which [was] without the

     (c) That is, the tabernacle of the congregation: so called
         because the people turned to it, when they needed to be
         instructed of the Lord's will.

Ex 33:11
33:11 And the LORD spake unto Moses {d} face to face, as a man
      speaketh unto his friend. And he turned again into the
      camp: but his servant Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man,
      departed not out of the tabernacle.

      (d) Most clearly and familiarly of all others,
          Nu 12:7,8 De 34:10

Ex 33:12
33:12 And Moses said unto the LORD, See, thou sayest unto me,
      Bring up this people: and thou hast not let me know whom
      thou wilt send with me. Yet thou hast said, I know thee by
      {e} name, and thou hast also found grace in my sight.

      (e) I care for you and will preserve you in your calling.

Ex 33:14
33:14 And he said, My {f} presence shall go [with thee], and I
      will give thee rest.

      (f) Signifying that the Israelites would exceed all other
          people, through God's favour; Ex 33:16.

Ex 33:18
33:18 And he said, I beseech thee, shew me thy {g} glory.

      (g) Your face, your substance, and your majesty.

Ex 33:19
33:19 And he said, I will make all my {h} goodness pass before
      thee, and I will {i} proclaim the name of the LORD before
      thee; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and
      will shew {k} mercy on whom I will shew mercy.

      (h) My mercy and fatherly care.
      (i) See Ex 34:6,7.
      (k) For finding nothing in man that deserves mercy, he
          will freely give his.

Ex 33:20
33:20 And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall
      no man see me, and {l} live.

      (l) For Moses did not see his face in full majesty, but as
          man's weakness could bear.

Ex 33:21
33:21 And the LORD said, Behold, [there is] a place by {m} me,
      and thou shalt stand upon a rock:

      (m) In mount Horeb.

Ex 33:23
33:23 And I will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my {n}
      back parts: but my face shall not be seen.

      (n) As much of my glory as in this mortal life you are
          able to see.