then the Lord will create over the whole area of Mount Zion and over her assemblies a cloud by day, even smoke, and the brightness of a flaming fire by night; for over all the glory will be a canopy.
The Lord was going before them in a pillar of cloud by day to lead them on the way, and in a pillar of fire by night to give them light, that they might travel by day and by night.
Now on the day that the tabernacle was erected the cloud covered the tabernacle, the tent of the testimony, and in the evening it was like the appearance of fire over the tabernacle, until morning.
The angel of God, who had been going before the camp of Israel, moved and went behind them; and the pillar of cloud moved from before them and stood behind them.
At the morning watch, the Lord looked down on the army of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and cloud and brought the army of the Egyptians into confusion.
“ Moreover you shall make the tabernacle with ten curtains of fine twisted linen and blue and purple and scarlet material; you shall make them with cherubim, the work of a skillful workman.
“Then you shall make curtains of goats’ hair for a tent over the tabernacle; you shall make eleven curtains in all.
Then the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle.
“And with a pillar of cloud You led them by day, And with a pillar of fire by night To light for them the way In which they were to go.
Then He led them with the cloud by day And all the night with a light of fire.
Surely His salvation is near to those who fear Him, That glory may dwell in our land.
The Lord loves the gates of Zion More than all the other dwelling places of Jacob.
A God greatly feared in the council of the holy ones, And awesome above all those who are around Him?
Praise the Lord! I will give thanks to the Lord with all my heart, In the company of the upright and in the assembly.
For thus says the Lord to me, “As the lion or the young lion growls over his prey, Against which a band of shepherds is called out, And he will not be terrified at their voice nor disturbed at their noise, So will the Lord of hosts come down to wage war on Mount Zion and on its hill.”
Then my people will live in a peaceful habitation, And in secure dwellings and in undisturbed resting places;
Look upon Zion, the city of our appointed feasts; Your eyes will see Jerusalem, an undisturbed habitation, A tent which will not be folded; Its stakes will never be pulled up, Nor any of its cords be torn apart.
‘For I will defend this city to save it for My own sake and for My servant David’s sake.’”
“I bring near My righteousness, it is not far off; And My salvation will not delay. And I will grant salvation in Zion, And My glory for Israel.
“ Arise, shine; for your light has come, And the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.
For I,’ declares the Lord, ‘will be a wall of fire around her, and I will be the glory in her midst.’”
For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst.”
teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”