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Exodus 33:9 And it came about, whenever Moses entered the tent, the pillar of cloud would descend and stand at the entrance of the tent; and the LORD would speak with Moses.

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      9-11. the cloudy pillar descended, and stood at the door of the tabernacle--How would the downcast hearts of the people revive--how would the tide of joy swell in every bosom, when the symbolic cloud was seen slowly and majestically to descend and stand at the entrance of the tabernacle!
      as Moses entered--It was when he appeared as their mediator, when he repaired from day to day to intercede for them, that welcome token of assurance was given that his advocacy prevailed, that Israel's sin was forgiven, and that God would again be gracious.

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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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