Ex 33:5

33:5 take off your ornaments. They stripped off the festive dress associated with idolatry (cf. Gen. 35:4) and assumed the posture of mourners. But this was remorse, not true repentance. They were and would continue to be a stiff-necked people. Still, there was a note of hope in God’s words, “that I may know what to do with you.”