Parallel Verses

Bible in Basic English

But it is not possible for you to see my face, for no man may see me and still go on living.

New American Standard Bible

But He said, “You cannot see My face, for no man can see Me and live!”

King James Version

And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.

Holman Bible

But He answered, “You cannot see My face, for no one can see Me and live.”

International Standard Version

But," he said, "You cannot see my face, because a man cannot see me and live."

A Conservative Version

And he said, Thou cannot see my face, for man shall not see me and live.

American Standard Version

And he said, Thou canst not see my face; for man shall not see me and live.

Amplified

But He said, “You cannot see My face, for no man shall see Me and live!”

Darby Translation

And he said, Thou canst not see my face; for Man shall not see me, and live.

Julia Smith Translation

And he will say, Thou shalt not be able to see my face: for none shall see my face, and live.

King James 2000

And he said, You can not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But he said, "You are not able to see my face, because human will not see me and live."

Modern King James verseion

And He said, You cannot see My face. For there no man can see Me and live.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And he said furthermore, "Thou mayest not see my face, for there shall no man see me and live."

NET Bible

But he added, "You cannot see my face, for no one can see me and live."

New Heart English Bible

He said, "You cannot see my face, for man may not see me and live."

The Emphasized Bible

But be said - Thou canst not see my face, For no son of earth can see me, and life

Webster

And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.

World English Bible

He said, "You cannot see my face, for man may not see me and live."

Youngs Literal Translation

He saith also, 'Thou art unable to see My face, for man doth not see Me, and live;'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
יכול יכל 
Yakol 
Usage: 194

not see
ראה 
Ra'ah 
Usage: 1308

my face
פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

אדם 
'adam 
Usage: 541

see
ראה 
Ra'ah 
Usage: 1308

Devotionals

Devotionals containing Exodus 33:20

Context Readings

Moses Sees God's Glory

19 And he said, I will make all the light of my being come before you, and will make clear to you what I am; I will be kind to those to whom I will be kind, and have mercy on those on whom I will have mercy. 20 But it is not possible for you to see my face, for no man may see me and still go on living. 21 And the Lord said, See, there is a place near me, and you may take your place on the rock:



Cross References

Isaiah 6:5

Then I said, The curse is on me, and my fate is destruction; for I am a man of unclean lips, living among a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of armies.

Genesis 32:30

And Jacob gave that place the name of Peniel, saying, I have seen God face to face, and still I am living.

Exodus 24:10

And they saw the God of Israel; and under his feet there was, as it seemed, a jewelled floor, clear as the heavens.

Deuteronomy 5:24

And said, The Lord has let us see his glory and his power, and his voice has come to us out of the fire: today we have seen that a man may go on living even after hearing the voice of God.

Judges 6:22

Then Gideon was certain that he was the angel of the Lord; and Gideon said, I am in fear, O Lord God! for I have seen the angel of the Lord face to face.

Judges 13:22

And Manoah said to his wife, Death will certainly be our fate, for it is a god whom we have seen.

John 1:18

No man has seen God at any time; the only Son, who is on the breast of the Father, he has made clear what God is.

1 Timothy 6:16

Who only has life for ever, living in light to which no man may come near; whom no man has seen or is able to see: to whom be honour and power for ever. So be it.

Hebrews 1:13

But of which of the angels has he said at any time, Take your seat at my right hand till I put all those who are against you under your feet?

Revelation 1:16-17

And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth came a sharp two-edged sword: and his face was like the sun shining in its strength.

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