Moses said, “Please show me your glory.” And He said, “I will make all My goodness pass before you and will proclaim before you my name, God. And I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy. But,” He said, “you cannot see My face, for man shall not see me and live.” And God said, “Behold, there is a place by Me where you shall stand on the rock, and while My glory passes by I will put you in a cleft of the rock, and I will cover you with My hand until I have passed by. Then I will take away My hand, and you shall see my back, but my face shall not be seen.”
…God descended in the cloud and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of God. God passed before him and proclaimed, “God, God, a Deity merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, keeping steadfast love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but who will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children and the children’s children, to the third and the fourth generation.” And Moses quickly bowed his head toward the earth and worshiped.
From Exodus 33 and 34
my thoughts on that passage here: http://ravaj.blogspot.com/2006/09/face-of-god.html (too long to post in your box)