Can God's face be seen (Genesis 32:30)?

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So Jacob named the place Peniel,  explaining, “Certainly I have seen God face to face and have survived.” (Genesis 32:30)

God said to Moses, “No man shall see Me, and live” (Ex. 33:20, John 1:18). Moses was allowed only to see God’s “back” (Ex. 33:23). Yet the Bible informs us that Moses spoke with God “face to face” (Deut. 5:4). How could he speak to God face to face without seeing His face?

Genesis 32:22 - 32

ESV - 22 The same night he arose and took his two wives, his two female servants, and his eleven children, and crossed the ford of the Jabbok. 23 He took them and sent them across the stream, and everything else that he had.

Clarify Share Report Asked November 02 2021 My picture Jack Gutknecht

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