Exodus 33, 12 – 17 „Moses said to the LORD, See, you are telling me: Lead this people. But you have not let me know whom you will send with me. Yet you have said: You are my intimate friend; You have found favor with me. 13Now, if I have found favor with you, please let me know your ways so that, in knowing you, I may continue to find favor with you. See, this nation is indeed your own people. 14The LORD answered: I myself will go along, to give you rest. 15Moses replied, If you are not going yourself, do not make us go up from here. 16For how can it be known that I and your people have found favor with you, except by your going with us? Then we, your people and I, will be singled out from every other people on the surface of the earth. 17The LORD said to Moses: This request, too, which you have made, I will carry out, because you have found favor with me and you are my intimate friend”.