'Cloud' in the Bible
The Lord went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud to lead them on their way during the day and in a pillar of fire to give them light at night, so that they could travel day or night.
The pillar of cloud by day and the pillar of fire by night never left its place in front of the people.
Then the Angel of God, who was going in front of the Israelite forces, moved and went behind them. The pillar of cloud moved from in front of them and stood behind them.
It came between the Egyptian and Israelite forces. The cloud was there in the darkness, yet it lit up the night. So neither group came near the other all night long.
Then during the morning watch, the Lord looked down on the Egyptian forces from the pillar of fire and cloud, and threw them into confusion.
As Aaron was speaking to the entire Israelite community, they turned toward the wilderness, and there in a cloud the Lord’s glory appeared.
The Lord said to Moses, “I am going to come to you in a dense cloud, so that the people will hear when I speak with you and will always believe you.” Then Moses reported the people’s words to the Lord.
On the third day, when morning came, there was thunder and lightning, a thick cloud on the mountain, and a loud trumpet sound, so that all the people in the camp shuddered.
When Moses went up the mountain, the cloud covered it.
The glory of the Lord settled on Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it for six days. On the seventh day He called to Moses from the cloud.
Moses entered the cloud as he went up the mountain, and he remained on the mountain 40 days and 40 nights.
When Moses entered the tent, the pillar of cloud would come down and remain at the entrance to the tent, and the Lord would speak with Moses.
As all the people saw the pillar of cloud remaining at the entrance to the tent, they would stand up, then bow in worship, each one at the door of his tent.
The Lord came down in a cloud, stood with him there, and proclaimed His name Yahweh.
The cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle.
Moses was unable to enter the tent of meeting because the cloud rested on it, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle.
The Israelites set out whenever the cloud was taken up from the tabernacle throughout all the stages of their journey.
If the cloud was not taken up, they did not set out until the day it was taken up.
For the cloud of the Lord was over the tabernacle by day, and there was a fire inside the cloud by night, visible to the entire house of Israel throughout all the stages of their journey.
The Lord said to Moses: “Tell your brother Aaron that he may not come whenever he wants into the holy place behind the veil in front of the mercy seat on the ark or else he will die, because I appear in the cloud above the mercy seat.
He is to put the incense on the fire before the Lord, so that the cloud of incense covers the mercy seat that is over the testimony, or else he will die.
On the day the tabernacle was set up, the cloud covered the tabernacle, the tent of the testimony, and it appeared like fire above the tabernacle from evening until morning.
It remained that way continuously: the cloud would cover it, appearing like fire at night.
Whenever the cloud was lifted up above the tent, the Israelites would set out; at the place where the cloud stopped, there the Israelites camped.
At the Lord’s command the Israelites set out, and at the Lord’s command they camped. As long as the cloud stayed over the tabernacle, they camped.
Even when the cloud stayed over the tabernacle many days, the Israelites carried out the Lord’s requirement and did not set out.
Sometimes the cloud remained over the tabernacle for only a few days. They would camp at the Lord’s command and set out at the Lord’s command.
Sometimes the cloud remained only from evening until morning; when the cloud lifted in the morning, they set out. Or if it remained a day and a night, they moved out when the cloud lifted.
Whether it was two days, a month, or longer, the Israelites camped and did not set out as long as the cloud stayed over the tabernacle. But when it was lifted, they set out.
During the second year, in the second month on the twentieth day of the month, the cloud was lifted up above the tabernacle of the testimony.
The Israelites traveled on from the Wilderness of Sinai, moving from one place to the next until the cloud stopped in the Wilderness of Paran.
Meanwhile, the cloud of the Lord was over them by day when they set out from the camp.
Then the Lord descended in the cloud and spoke to him. He took some of the Spirit that was on Moses and placed the Spirit on the 70 elders. As the Spirit rested on them, they prophesied, but they never did it again.
Then the Lord descended in a pillar of cloud, stood at the entrance to the tent, and summoned Aaron and Miriam. When the two of them came forward,
As the cloud moved away from the tent, Miriam’s skin suddenly became diseased, as white as snow. When Aaron turned toward her, he saw that she was diseased
They will tell it to the inhabitants of this land. They have heard that You, Lord, are among these people, how You, Lord, are seen face to face, how Your cloud stands over them, and how You go before them in a pillar of cloud by day and in a pillar of fire by night.
When the community assembled against them, Moses and Aaron turned toward the tent of meeting, and suddenly the cloud covered it, and the Lord’s glory appeared.
who went before you on the journey to seek out a place for you to camp. He went in the fire by night and in the cloud by day to guide you on the road you were to travel.
You came near and stood at the base of the mountain, a mountain blazing with fire into the heavens and enveloped in a dense, black cloud.
“The Lord spoke these commands in a loud voice to your entire assembly from the fire, cloud, and thick darkness on the mountain; He added nothing more. He wrote them on two stone tablets and gave them to me.
the Lord appeared at the tent in a pillar of cloud, and the cloud stood at the entrance to the tent.
The men of Israel had a prearranged signal with the men in ambush: when they sent up a great cloud of smoke from the city,
He parted the heavens and came down,a dark cloud beneath His feet.
When the priests came out of the holy place, the cloud filled the Lord’s temple,
and because of the cloud, the priests were not able to continue ministering, for the glory of the Lord filled the temple.
On the seventh time, he reported, “There’s a cloud as small as a man’s hand coming from the sea.”Then Elijah said, “Go and tell Ahab, ‘Get your chariot ready and go down so the rain doesn’t stop you.’”
The trumpeters and singers joined together to praise and thank the Lord with one voice. They raised their voices, accompanied by trumpets, cymbals, and musical instruments, in praise to the Lord:For He is good;His faithful love endures forever.The temple, the Lord’s temple, was filled with a cloud.
And because of the cloud, the priests were not able to continue ministering, for the glory of the Lord filled God’s temple.
You led them with a pillar of cloud by day,and with a pillar of fire by night,to illuminate the way they should go.
You did not abandon them in the wildernessbecause of Your great compassion.During the day the pillar of cloudnever turned away from them,guiding them on their journey.And during the night the pillar of fireilluminated the way they should go.
May darkness and gloom reclaim it,and a cloud settle over it.May an eclipse of the sun terrify it.
As a cloud fades away and vanishes,so the one who goes down to Sheol will never rise again.
He obscures the view of His throne,spreading His cloud over it.
Terrors are turned loose against me;they chase my dignity away like the wind,and my prosperity has passed by like a cloud.
He parted the heavens and came down,a dark cloud beneath His feet.
He led them with a cloud by dayand with a fiery light throughout the night.
He spoke to them in a pillar of cloud;they kept His decrees and the statutes He gave them.
He spread a cloud as a coveringand gave a fire to light up the night.
lightning and hail, snow and cloud,powerful wind that executes His command,
When a king’s face lights up, there is life;his favor is like a cloud with spring rain.
Then the Lord will create a cloud of smoke by day and a glowing flame of fire by night over the entire site of Mount Zion and over its assemblies. For there will be a canopy over all the glory,
Wail, you gates! Cry out, city!Tremble with fear, all Philistia!For a cloud of dust is coming from the north,and there is no one missing from the invader’s ranks.
For, the Lord said to me:I will quietly look out from My place,like shimmering heat in sunshine,like a rain cloud in harvest heat.
An oracle against Egypt:Look, the Lord rides on a swift cloudand is coming to Egypt.Egypt’s idols will tremble before Him,and Egypt’s heart will melt within it.
like heat in a dry land,You subdue the uproar of barbarians.As the shade of a cloud cools the heat of the day,so He silences the song of the violent.
I have swept away your transgressions like a cloud,and your sins like a mist.Return to Me,for I have redeemed you.
Who are these who fly like a cloud,like doves to their shelters?
You have covered Yourself with a cloudso that no prayer can pass through.
I looked and there was a whirlwind coming from the north, a great cloud with fire flashing back and forth and brilliant light all around it. In the center of the fire, there was a gleam like amber.
The appearance of the brilliant light all around was like that of a rainbow in a cloud on a rainy day. This was the appearance of the form of the Lord’s glory. When I saw it, I fell facedown and heard a voice speaking.
Seventy elders from the house of Israel were standing before them, with Jaazaniah son of Shaphan standing among them. Each had a firepan in his hand, and a fragrant cloud of incense was rising up.
Now the cherubim were standing to the south of the temple when the man went in, and the cloud filled the inner court.
Then the glory of the Lord rose from above the cherub to the threshold of the temple. The temple was filled with the cloud, and the court was filled with the brightness of the Lord’s glory.
The day will be dark in Tehaphnehes,when I break the yoke of Egypt thereand its proud strengthcomes to an end in the city.A cloud will cover Tehaphnehes,and its villages will go into captivity.
When I snuff you out,I will cover the heavensand darken their stars.I will cover the sun with a cloud,and the moon will not give its light.
You, all of your troops, and many peoples with you will advance, coming like a thunderstorm; you will be like a cloud covering the land.
You will advance against My people Israel like a cloud covering the land. It will happen in the last days, Gog, that I will bring you against My land so that the nations may know Me, when I show Myself holy through you in their sight.
While he was still speaking, suddenly a bright cloud covered them, and a voice from the cloud said:This is My beloved Son.I take delight in Him.Listen to Him!
A cloud appeared, overshadowing them, and a voice came from the cloud:This is My beloved Son;listen to Him!
While he was saying this, a cloud appeared and overshadowed them. They became afraid as they entered the cloud.
Then a voice came from the cloud, saying:This is My Son, the Chosen One;listen to Him!
He also said to the crowds:“When you see a cloud rising in the west, right away you say, ‘A storm is coming,’ and so it does.
Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
After He had said this, He was taken up as they were watching, and a cloud took Him out of their sight.
I will display wonders in the heaven aboveand signs on the earth below:blood and fire and a cloud of smoke.
Now I want you to know, brothers, that our fathers were all under the cloud, all passed through the sea,
and all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea.
Therefore, since we also have such a large cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us lay aside every weight and the sin that so easily ensnares us. Let us run with endurance the race that lies before us,
Then I saw another mighty angel coming down from heaven, surrounded by a cloud, with a rainbow over his head. His face was like the sun, his legs were like fiery pillars,
Then they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, “Come up here.” They went up to heaven in a cloud, while their enemies watched them.
Then I looked, and there was a white cloud, and One like the Son of Man was seated on the cloud, with a gold crown on His head and a sharp sickle in His hand.
Another angel came out of the sanctuary, crying out in a loud voice to the One who was seated on the cloud, “Use your sickle and reap, for the time to reap has come, since the harvest of the earth is ripe.”
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