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Exodus 33:7 Now Moses used to take the tent and pitch it outside the camp, a good distance from the camp, and he called it the tent of meeting. And it came about, that everyone who sought the LORD would go out to the tent of meeting which was outside the camp.

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      7. Moses took the tabernacle, and pitched it without the camp--Not the tabernacle, of which a pattern had been given him, for it was not yet erected, but his own tent--conspicuous as that of the leader--in a part of which he heard cases and communed with God about the people's interests; hence called "the tabernacle of the congregation," and the withdrawal of which, in abhorrence from a polluted camp, was regarded as the first step in the total abandonment with which God had threatened them.

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Brief Summary: In this chapter we have a further account of the mediation of Moses between God and Israel, for the making up of the breach that sin had made between them. I. He brings a very humbling message from God to them (v. 1-3, v. 5), which has a good effect upon them, and helps to prepare them for mercy (v. 4, v. 6). II. He settles a correspondence between God and them, and both God and the people signify their approbation of that correspondence, God by descending in a cloudy pillar, and the people by worshipping at the tent doors (v. 7-11). III. He is earnest with God in prayer, and prevails, 1. For a promise of his presence with the people (v. 12-17). For a sight of his glory for himself (v. 18, etc.).

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The Lord refuses to go with Israel. (1-6)
The tabernacle of Moses removed without the camp. (7-11)
Moses desires to see the glory of God. (12-23)
 

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