Exodus 40:34
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New International Version
Then the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.

New Living Translation
Then the cloud covered the Tabernacle, and the glory of the LORD filled the Tabernacle.

English Standard Version
Then the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.

New American Standard Bible
Then the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.

King James Bible
Then a cloud covered the tent of the congregation, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.

International Standard Version
The cloud covered the Tent of Meeting, and the glory of the LORD filled the tent.

NET Bible
Then the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then the [column of] smoke covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of the LORD filled the tent.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then a cloud covered the tabernacle of the testimony, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.

King James 2000 Bible
Then a cloud covered the tent of the congregation, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.

American King James Version
Then a cloud covered the tent of the congregation, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.

American Standard Version
Then the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of Jehovah filled the tabernacle.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The cloud covered the tabernacle of the testimony, and the glory of the Lord filled it.

Darby Bible Translation
And the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of Jehovah filled the tabernacle.

English Revised Version
Then the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then a cloud covered the tent of the congregation, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.

World English Bible
Then the cloud covered the Tent of Meeting, and the glory of Yahweh filled the tabernacle.

Young's Literal Translation
And the cloud covereth the tent of meeting, and the honour of Jehovah hath filled the tabernacle;
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

40:34-38 The cloud covered the tabernacle even in the clearest day; it was not a cloud which the sun scatters. This cloud was a token of God's presence to be seen day and night, by all Israel, that they might never again question, Is the Lord among us, or is he not? It guided the camp of Israel through the wilderness. While the cloud rested on the tabernacle, they rested; when it removed, they followed it. The glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle. In light and fire the Shechinah made itself visible: God is Light; our God is a consuming Fire. Yet so dazzling was the light, and so dreadful the fire, that Moses was not able to enter into the tent of the congregation, till the splendour was abated. But what Moses could not do, our Lord Jesus has done, whom God caused to draw near; and who has invited us to come boldly, even to the mercy-seat. Being taught by the Holy Spirit to follow the example of Christ, as well as to depend upon him, to attend his ordinances, and obey his precepts, we shall be kept from losing our way, and be led in the midst of the paths of judgment, till we come to heaven, the habitation of his holiness. BLESSED BE GOD FOR JESUS CHRIST!

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 34-38. - THE DESCENT OF THE GLORY OF GOD ON THE COMPLETED WORK. The work was finished the fist incense burnt (ver. 27) - the first sacrifice offered (ver. 29). Those who had watched the proceedings, and those who had been engaged in them, were probably about to retire to rest. Even Moses had withdrawn, and left the tabernacle to itself - when suddenly, there was a manifestation of Divine Power. The cloud, which had gone before the Israelites from Succoth onward (Exodus 13:20-22), and which had recently settled upon the extemporised "Tent of Meeting" (Exodus 33:9), left its place, and "covered" the newly-erected structure externally (ver. 34), while an intensely brilliant light - here called "the glory of God" - filled the whole interior of the tabernacle (ib,). Moses, it appears, would fain have re-entered the tabernacle - to see the great sight" (Exodus 3:3); but he could not - the "glory" was too dazzling (ver. 35). Thus a distinct approval was given to all that had been done. God accepted his house, and entered it. The people saw that he had foregone his wrath, and would be content henceforth to dwell among them and journey with them. Henceforth, throughout the wanderings, the cloud and tabernacle were inseparable. If the cloud was lifted a little off it and moved in front, the tabernacle had to follow (ver. 36) - if it settled down on the roof, the people stopped and remained until it moved again (ver. 37). The appearance was as of a cloud by day, and as of fire by night, so that all could always see where the tabernacle was, and whether it was stationary or in motion (ver. 38). After the first descent, it would seem that "the glory" withdrew into the Holy of Holies, so that both Moses and the priests could enter the holy place, and minister there (Leviticus 8:10; Leviticus 10:13, etc.). Verse 34. - Then a cloud. In the original "the cloud," i.e. the cloud so often spoken of (Exodus 13:21, 22; Exodus 14:19, 20, 24; Exodus 19:9; Exodus 24:15-18; Exodus 33:9, 10). Covered the tent. Descended on the outer covering and rested there. Filled the tabernacle. Entered inside, and filled both holy place and Holy of Holies.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Then a cloud covered the tent of the congregation,.... The outside of it; this cloud was the same with the pillar of cloud that went before the Israelites, as soon almost as they came out of Egypt; and led them through the Red sea, and conducted them to Mount Sinai; only it now appeared in a different form, not erect as a pillar, but more expanded, so as to cover the tabernacle without:

and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle; the inside of it, not the most holy place only, but the holy place also: this was an uncommon brightness, lustre, and splendour, a glorious stream of light, which the eye of man could not well bear to behold; such a glory filled the temple of Solomon at the dedication of that, 1 Kings 8:11 and was an emblem of Christ, the brightness of his Father's glory, dwelling in and filling the tabernacle of the human nature, where the Godhead, the Shechinah, the divine Majesty, dwells bodily, Hebrews 1:3 Colossians 2:9.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

34. a cloud—literally, "The cloud," the mystic cloud which was the well-known symbol of the Divine Presence. After remaining at a great distance from them on the summit of the mount, it appeared to be in motion; and if many among them had a secret misgiving about the issue, how the fainting heart would revive, the interest of the moment intensely increase, and the tide of joy swell in every bosom, when that symbolic cloud was seen slowly and majestically descending towards the plain below and covering the tabernacle. The entire and universal concealment of the tabernacle within the folds of an impervious cloud was not without a deep and instructive meaning; it was a protection to the sacred edifice from the burning heats of the Arabian climate; it was a token of the Divine Presence; and it was also an emblem of the Mosaic dispensation, which, though it was a revelation from heaven, yet left many things hid in obscurity; for it was a dark cloud compared with the bright cloud, which betokened the clearer and fuller discoveries of the divine character and glory in the gospel (Mt 17:5).

the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle—that is, light and fire, a created splendor, which was the peculiar symbol of God (1Jo 1:5). Whether this light was inherent in the cloud or not, it emanated from it on this occasion, and making its entry, not with the speed of a lightning flash as if it were merely an electric spark, but in majestic splendor, it passed through the outer porch into the interior of the most holy place (1Ki 8:10; Joh 1:14). Its miraculous character is shown by the fact, that, though "it filled the tabernacle," not a curtain or any article of furniture was so much as singed.

Exodus 40:34 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Glory of the Lord
34Then the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle. 35Moses was not able to enter the tent of meeting because the cloud had settled on it, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.…
Cross References
Romans 9:4
the people of Israel. Theirs is the adoption to sonship; theirs the divine glory, the covenants, the receiving of the law, the temple worship and the promises.

Revelation 15:8
And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God and from his power, and no one could enter the temple until the seven plagues of the seven angels were completed.

Leviticus 16:2
The LORD said to Moses: "Tell your brother Aaron that he is not to come whenever he chooses into the Most Holy Place behind the curtain in front of the atonement cover on the ark, or else he will die. For I will appear in the cloud over the atonement cover.

Numbers 7:89
When Moses entered the tent of meeting to speak with the LORD, he heard the voice speaking to him from between the two cherubim above the atonement cover on the ark of the covenant law. In this way the LORD spoke to him.

Numbers 9:15
On the day the tabernacle, the tent of the covenant law, was set up, the cloud covered it. From evening till morning the cloud above the tabernacle looked like fire.

Numbers 9:16
That is how it continued to be; the cloud covered it, and at night it looked like fire.

2 Samuel 7:6
I have not dwelt in a house from the day I brought the Israelites up out of Egypt to this day. I have been moving from place to place with a tent as my dwelling.

1 Kings 8:10
When the priests withdrew from the Holy Place, the cloud filled the temple of the LORD.

1 Kings 8:11
And the priests could not perform their service because of the cloud, for the glory of the LORD filled his temple.

Ezekiel 10:4
Then the glory of the LORD rose from above the cherubim and moved to the threshold of the temple. The cloud filled the temple, and the court was full of the radiance of the glory of the LORD.

Ezekiel 43:4
The glory of the LORD entered the temple through the gate facing east.
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Then a cloud covered the tent of the congregation, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.

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Exodus 13:21,22 And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead …

Exodus 14:19,20,24 And the angel of God, which went before the camp of Israel, removed …

Exodus 25:8,21,22 And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them…

Exodus 29:43 And there I will meet with the children of Israel, and the tabernacle …

Exodus 33:9 And it came to pass, as Moses entered into the tabernacle, the cloudy …

Leviticus 16:2 And the LORD said to Moses, Speak to Aaron your brother…

Numbers 9:15-23 And on the day that the tabernacle was reared up the cloud covered …

1 Kings 8:10,11 And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the holy place, …

2 Chronicles 5:13 It came even to pass, as the trumpeters and singers were as one, …

2 Chronicles 7:2 And the priests could not enter into the house of the LORD, because …

Psalm 18:10-12 And he rode on a cherub, and did fly: yes, he did fly on the wings …

Isaiah 4:5,6 And the LORD will create on every dwelling place of mount Zion, and …

Isaiah 6:4 And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and …

Ezekiel 43:4-7 And the glory of the LORD came into the house by the way of the gate …

Haggai 2:7,9 And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall …

Revelation 15:8 And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from …

Revelation 21:3,23,24 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle …

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