30 Jacob then named the place Peniel,[a] “For I have seen God face to face,” he said, “yet my life has been spared.”(A)

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Footnotes

  1. 32:30 = Face of God

Moses and the Burning Bush

Meanwhile, Moses was shepherding the flock of his father-in-law Jethro,[a] the priest of Midian. He led the flock to the far side of the wilderness and came to Horeb,[b] the mountain of God.(A) Then the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire within a bush.(B) As Moses looked, he saw that the bush was on fire but was not consumed. So Moses thought, “I must go over and look at this remarkable sight. Why isn’t the bush burning up?”

When the Lord saw that he had gone over to look, God called out to him from the bush, “Moses, Moses!”

“Here I am,” he answered.

“Do not come closer,” he said. “Remove the sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.”(C) Then he continued, “I am the God of your father,[c] the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.”(D) Moses hid his face because he was afraid to look at God.

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Footnotes

  1. 3:1 Moses’s father-in-law’s first name was Jethro; Ex 2:18.
  2. 3:1 = Desolation; another name for Mount Sinai; Dt 4:10,15; 18:16; Mal 4:4
  3. 3:6 Sam, some LXX mss read fathers; Ac 7:32

Then Moses went up with Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of Israel’s elders, 10 and they saw(A) the God of Israel. Beneath his feet was something like a pavement made of lapis lazuli, as clear as the sky itself.(B)

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Commander of the Lord’s Army

13 When Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing in front of him with a drawn sword in his hand.(A) Joshua approached him and asked, “Are you for us or for our enemies?”

14 “Neither,” he replied. “I have now come as commander of the Lord’s army.”(B)

Then Joshua bowed with his face to the ground in worship(C) and asked him, “What does my lord want to say to his servant?”

15 The commander of the Lord’s army said to Joshua, “Remove the sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy.”(D) And Joshua did that.

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19 Then Micaiah said, “Therefore, hear the word of the Lord: I saw the Lord sitting on his throne,(A) and the whole heavenly army(B) was standing by him at his right hand and at his left hand.

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Egyptians are men, not God;
their horses are flesh, not spirit.
When the Lord raises his hand to strike,
the helper will stumble
and the one who is helped will fall;
both will perish together.

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18 No one has ever seen God. The one and only(A) Son, who is himself God and is at the Father’s(B) side[a]—he has revealed him.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. 1:18 Other mss read The one and only Son, who is at the Father’s side

24 God is spirit,(A) and those who worship him must worship in Spirit and in truth.”(B)

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41 Isaiah said these things because[a] he saw his glory(A) and spoke about him.

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Footnotes

  1. 12:41 Other mss read when

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