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Exodus 34:5 And the LORD descended in the cloud and stood there with him as he called upon the name of the LORD.

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      5. the Lord descended in the cloud--After graciously hovering over the tabernacle, it seems to have resumed its usual position on the summit of the mount. It was the shadow of God manifest to the outward senses; and, at the same time, of God manifest in the flesh. The emblem of a cloud seems to have been chosen to signify that, although He was pleased to make known much about himself, there was more veiled from mortal view. It was to check presumption and engender awe and give a humble sense of human attainments in divine knowledge, as now man sees, but darkly.

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Brief Summary: God having in the foregoing chapter intimated to Moses his reconciliation to Israel, here gives proofs of it, proceeding to settle his covenant and communion with them. Four instances of the return of his favour we have in this chapter:I. The orders he gives to Moses to come up to the mount, the next morning, and bring two tables of stone with him (v. 1-4). II. His meeting him there, and the proclamation of his name (v. 5-9). III. The instructions he gave him there, and his converse with him for forty days together, without intermission (v. 10-28). IV. The honour he put upon him when he sent him down with his face shining (v. 29-35). In all this God dealt with Moses as a public person, and mediator between him and Israel, and a type of the great Mediator.

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The tables of the law renewed. (1-4)
The name of the Lord proclaimed, The entreaty of Moses. (5-9)
God's covenant. (10-17)
The festivals. (18-27)
The veil of Moses. (28-35)
 

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