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Smith's Bible DictionaryCloud
The shelter given, and refreshment of rain promised, by clouds give them their peculiar prominence in Oriental imagery. When a cloud appears rain is ordinarily apprehended, and thus the "cloud without rain" becomes a proverb for the man of promise without performance. (Proverbs 16:15; Isaiah 18:4; 25:5; Jude 1:12) comp. Prov 25:14 The cloud is a figure of transitoriness, (Job 30:15; Hosea 6:4) and of whatever intercepts divine favor or human supplication. (Lamentations 2:1; 3:44) A bright cloud at times visited and rested on the mercy-seat. (Exodus 29:42,43; 1 Kings 8:10,11; 2 Chronicles 5:14; Ezekiel 43:4) and was by later writers named Shechinah.
ATS Bible DictionaryCloud
PILLAR OF, the miraculous token of the divine presence and care, Exodus 14:24 16:10 Numbers 12:5, which guided the Israelites in the desert; it was a means of protection and perhaps of shade by day, and gave them light by night, Exodus 13:21,22 14:19,20. By it God directed their movements, Numbers 9:15-23 14:14 De 1:33. See the beautiful application of the image to the future church in Isaiah 4:5.
Easton's Bible DictionaryThe Hebrew so rendered means "a covering," because clouds cover the sky. The word is used as a symbol of the Divine presence, as indicating the splendour of that glory which it conceals (Exodus 16:10; 33:9; Numbers 11:25; 12:5; Job 22:14; Psalm 18:11). A "cloud without rain" is a proverbial saying, denoting a man who does not keep his promise (Proverbs 16:15; Isaiah 18:4; 25:5; Jude 1:12). A cloud is the figure of that which is transitory (Job 30:15; Hosea 6:4). A bright cloud is the symbolical seat of the Divine presence (Exodus 29:42, 43; 1 Kings 8:10; 2 Chronicles 5:14; Ezek. 43:4), and was called the Shechinah (q.v.). Jehovah came down upon Sinai in a cloud (Exodus 19:9); and the cloud filled the court around the tabernacle in the wilderness so that Moses could not enter it (Exodus 40:34, 35). At the dedication of the temple also the cloud "filled the house of the Lord" (1 Kings 8:10). Thus in like manner when Christ comes the second time he is described as coming "in the clouds" (Matthew 17:5; 24:30; Acts 1:9, 11). False teachers are likened unto clouds carried about with a tempest (2 Peter 2:17). The infirmities of old age, which come one after another, are compared by Solomon to "clouds returning after the rain" (Ecclesiastes 12:2). The blotting out of sins is like the sudden disappearance of threatening clouds from the sky (Isaiah 44:22).
Cloud, the pillar of, was the glory-cloud which indicated God's presence leading the ransomed people through the wilderness (Exodus 13:22; 33:9, 10). This pillar preceded the people as they marched, resting on the ark (Exodus 13:21; 40:36). By night it became a pillar of fire (Numbers 9:17-23).
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (n.) A collection of visible vapor, or watery particles, suspended in the upper atmosphere.
2. (n.) A mass or volume of smoke, or flying dust, resembling vapor.
3. (n.) A dark vein or spot on a lighter material, as in marble; hence, a blemish or defect; as, a cloud upon one's reputation; a cloud on a title.
4. (n.) That which has a dark, lowering, or threatening aspect; that which temporarily overshadows, obscures, or depresses; as, a cloud of sorrow; a cloud of war; a cloud upon the intellect.
5. (n.) A great crowd or multitude; a vast collection.
6. (n.) A large, loosely-knitted scarf, worn by women about the head.
7. (v. t.) To overspread or hide with a cloud or clouds; as, the sky is clouded.
8. (v. t.) To darken or obscure, as if by hiding or enveloping with a cloud; hence, to render gloomy or sullen.
9. (v. t.) To blacken; to sully; to stain; to tarnish; to damage; -- esp. used of reputation or character.
10. (v. t.) To mark with, or darken in, veins or sports; to variegate with colors; as, to cloud yarn.
International Standard Bible EncyclopediaBOW, IN THE CLOUD
kloud (`anan, `abh; nephele, nephos):
CLOUD, PILLAR OF
Greek3507. nephele -- a cloud
... nephele. 3508 . a cloud. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: nephele
Phonetic Spelling: (nef-el'-ay) Short Definition: a cloud Definition: a cloud ...
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3509. nephos -- a mass of clouds, a cloud
2217. zophos -- deep gloom
1105. gnophos -- darkness, gloom
5187. tuphoo -- to be conceited, foolish
Strong's Hebrew6051. anan -- a cloud mass, cloud
... 6050, 6051. anan. 6052 . a cloud mass, cloud. Transliteration: anan
Phonetic Spelling: (aw-nawn') Short Definition: cloud. Word ...
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5645. ab -- dark cloud, cloud mass, thicket
6205. araphel -- cloud, heavy cloud
6053. ananah -- a cloud
6050. anan -- a cloud
7834. shachaq -- dust, cloud
6049b. anan -- to bring a cloud
4858. massaah -- the uplifted (cloud)
6183. ariph -- a cloud
5743. ub -- to becloud
The Cloud of Unknowing
The Cloud of Witnesses
The Meaning of the "Bright Cloud. "
The Perpetual Pillar of Cloud and Fire
Following the Cloud.
A Cloud of Witnesses.
The Pillar of the Cloud
June the Tenth Pillars of Cloud and Fire
The Cloud and Pillar of Fire.
ThesaurusCloud (119 Occurrences)
... A "cloud without rain" is a proverbial saying, denoting a man who does not keep
his promise (Proverbs 16:15; Isaiah 18:4; 25:5; Jude 1:12). ...
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Cloud-burst (1 Occurrence)
Storm-cloud (2 Occurrences)
Cloud's (1 Occurrence)
Rainbow (6 Occurrences)
Journeyed (111 Occurrences)
Overshadowed (4 Occurrences)
Traveled (104 Occurrences)
Enveloped (6 Occurrences)
Abode (112 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordanceCloud (119 Occurrences)
Matthew 17:5 While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them. Behold, a voice came out of the cloud, saying, "This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Listen to him."
Mark 9:7 A cloud came, overshadowing them, and a voice came out of the cloud, "This is my beloved Son. Listen to him."
Luke 9:34 While he said these things, a cloud came and overshadowed them, and they were afraid as they entered into the cloud.
Luke 9:35 A voice came out of the cloud, saying, "This is my beloved Son. Listen to him!"
Luke 12:54 He said to the multitudes also, "When you see a cloud rising from the west, immediately you say,'A shower is coming,' and so it happens.
Luke 21:27 Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
Acts 1:9 When he had said these things, as they were looking, he was taken up, and a cloud received him out of their sight.
1 Corinthians 10:1 Now I would not have you ignorant, brothers, that our fathers were all under the cloud, and all passed through the sea;
1 Corinthians 10:2 and were all baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea;
Hebrews 12:1 Therefore let us also, seeing we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, lay aside every weight and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
Hebrews 12:18 You have not come to a mountain which may be touched, and is burning with fire, and to a black cloud, and a dark smoke, and a violent wind,
Revelation 10:1 I saw a mighty angel coming down out of the sky, clothed with a cloud. A rainbow was on his head. His face was like the sun, and his feet like pillars of fire.
Revelation 11:12 I heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, "Come up here!" They went up into heaven in the cloud, and their enemies saw them.
Revelation 14:14 I looked, and behold, a white cloud; and on the cloud one sitting like a son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle.
Revelation 14:15 Another angel came out from the temple, crying with a loud voice to him who sat on the cloud, "Send forth your sickle, and reap; for the hour to reap has come; for the harvest of the earth is ripe!"
Revelation 14:16 He who sat on the cloud thrust his sickle on the earth, and the earth was reaped.
Genesis 9:13 I set my rainbow in the cloud, and it will be for a sign of a covenant between me and the earth.
Genesis 9:14 It will happen, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the rainbow will be seen in the cloud,
Genesis 9:16 The rainbow will be in the cloud. I will look at it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth."
Genesis 15:12 Now when the sun was going down, a deep sleep came on Abram, and a dark cloud of fear.
Exodus 8:31 And the Lord did as Moses said, and took away the cloud of flies from Pharaoh and from his servants and from his people; not one was to be seen.
Exodus 13:21 Yahweh went before them by day in a pillar of cloud, to lead them on their way, and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light, that they might go by day and by night:
Exodus 13:22 the pillar of cloud by day, and the pillar of fire by night, didn't depart from before the people.
Exodus 14:19 The angel of God, who went before the camp of Israel, moved and went behind them; and the pillar of cloud moved from before them, and stood behind them.
Exodus 14:20 It came between the camp of Egypt and the camp of Israel; and there was the cloud and the darkness, yet gave it light by night: and the one didn't come near the other all the night.
Exodus 14:24 It happened in the morning watch, that Yahweh looked out on the Egyptian army through the pillar of fire and of cloud, and confused the Egyptian army.
Exodus 16:10 It happened, as Aaron spoke to the whole congregation of the children of Israel, that they looked toward the wilderness, and behold, the glory of Yahweh appeared in the cloud.
Exodus 19:9 Yahweh said to Moses, "Behold, I come to you in a thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with you, and may also believe you forever." Moses told the words of the people to Yahweh.
Exodus 19:16 It happened on the third day, when it was morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud on the mountain, and the sound of an exceedingly loud trumpet; and all the people who were in the camp trembled.
Exodus 20:21 And the people kept their places far off, but Moses went near to the dark cloud where God was.
Exodus 24:15 Moses went up on the mountain, and the cloud covered the mountain.
Exodus 24:16 The glory of Yahweh settled on Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days. The seventh day he called to Moses out of the midst of the cloud.
Exodus 24:18 Moses entered into the midst of the cloud, and went up on the mountain; and Moses was on the mountain forty days and forty nights.
Exodus 33:9 It happened, when Moses entered into the Tent, that the pillar of cloud descended, stood at the door of the Tent, and spoke with Moses.
Exodus 33:10 All the people saw the pillar of cloud stand at the door of the Tent, and all the people rose up and worshiped, everyone at their tent door.
Exodus 34:5 Yahweh descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of Yahweh.
Exodus 40:34 Then the cloud covered the Tent of Meeting, and the glory of Yahweh filled the tabernacle.
Exodus 40:35 Moses wasn't able to enter into the Tent of Meeting, because the cloud stayed on it, and Yahweh's glory filled the tabernacle.
Exodus 40:36 When the cloud was taken up from over the tabernacle, the children of Israel went onward, throughout all their journeys;
Exodus 40:37 but if the cloud wasn't taken up, then they didn't travel until the day that it was taken up.
Exodus 40:38 For the cloud of Yahweh was on the tabernacle by day, and there was fire in the cloud by night, in the sight of all the house of Israel, throughout all their journeys.
Leviticus 16:2 and Yahweh said to Moses, "Tell Aaron your brother, not to come at all times into the Most Holy Place within the veil, before the mercy seat which is on the ark; lest he die: for I will appear in the cloud on the mercy seat.
Leviticus 16:13 and he shall put the incense on the fire before Yahweh, that the cloud of the incense may cover the mercy seat that is on the testimony, so that he will not die.
Numbers 9:15 On the day that the tabernacle was raised up, the cloud covered the tabernacle, even the Tent of the Testimony: and at evening it was over the tabernacle as it were the appearance of fire, until morning.
Numbers 9:16 So it was continually. The cloud covered it, and the appearance of fire by night.
Numbers 9:17 Whenever the cloud was taken up from over the Tent, then after that the children of Israel traveled; and in the place where the cloud remained, there the children of Israel encamped.
Numbers 9:18 At the commandment of Yahweh, the children of Israel traveled, and at the commandment of Yahweh they encamped. As long as the cloud remained on the tabernacle they remained encamped.
Numbers 9:19 When the cloud stayed on the tabernacle many days, then the children of Israel kept Yahweh's command, and didn't travel.
Numbers 9:20 Sometimes the cloud was a few days on the tabernacle; then according to the commandment of Yahweh they remained encamped, and according to the commandment of Yahweh they traveled.
Numbers 9:21 Sometimes the cloud was from evening until morning; and when the cloud was taken up in the morning, they traveled: or by day and by night, when the cloud was taken up, they traveled.
Numbers 9:22 Whether it was two days, or a month, or a year that the cloud stayed on the tabernacle, remaining on it, the children of Israel remained encamped, and didn't travel; but when it was taken up, they traveled.
Numbers 10:11 It happened in the second year, in the second month, on the twentieth day of the month, that the cloud was taken up from over the tabernacle of the testimony.
Numbers 10:12 The children of Israel went forward according to their journeys out of the wilderness of Sinai; and the cloud abode in the wilderness of Paran.
Numbers 10:34 The cloud of Yahweh was over them by day, when they set forward from the camp.
Numbers 11:25 Yahweh came down in the cloud, and spoke to him, and took of the Spirit that was on him, and put it on the seventy elders: and it happened that when the Spirit rested on them, they prophesied, but they did so no more.
Numbers 12:5 Yahweh came down in a pillar of cloud, and stood at the door of the Tent, and called Aaron and Miriam; and they both came forward.
Numbers 12:10 The cloud departed from over the Tent; and behold, Miriam was leprous, as white as snow. Aaron looked at Miriam, and behold, she was leprous.
Numbers 14:14 and they will tell it to the inhabitants of this land. They have heard that you Yahweh are in the midst of this people; for you Yahweh are seen face to face, and your cloud stands over them, and you go before them, in a pillar of cloud by day, and in a pillar of fire by night.
Numbers 16:42 It happened, when the congregation was assembled against Moses and against Aaron, that they looked toward the Tent of Meeting: and behold, the cloud covered it, and the glory of Yahweh appeared.
Deuteronomy 1:33 who went before you in the way, to seek you out a place to pitch your tents in, in fire by night, to show you by what way you should go, and in the cloud by day.
Deuteronomy 4:11 You came near and stood under the mountain; and the mountain burned with fire to the heart of the sky, with darkness, cloud, and thick darkness.
Deuteronomy 5:22 These words Yahweh spoke to all your assembly on the mountain out of the midst of the fire, of the cloud, and of the thick darkness, with a great voice: and he added no more. He wrote them on two tables of stone, and gave them to me.
Deuteronomy 31:15 Yahweh appeared in the Tent in a pillar of cloud: and the pillar of cloud stood over the door of the Tent.
Judges 20:38 Now the appointed sign between the men of Israel and the ambushers was that they should make a great cloud of smoke rise up out of the city.
Judges 20:40 But when the cloud began to arise up out of the city in a pillar of smoke, the Benjamites looked behind them; and behold, the whole of the city went up in smoke to the sky.
1 Kings 8:10 It came to pass, when the priests were come out of the holy place, that the cloud filled the house of Yahweh,
1 Kings 8:11 so that the priests could not stand to minister by reason of the cloud; for the glory of Yahweh filled the house of Yahweh.
1 Kings 8:12 Then Solomon said, "Yahweh has said that he would dwell in the thick darkness.
1 Kings 18:44 It happened at the seventh time, that he said, "Behold, a small cloud, like a man's hand, is rising out of the sea." He said, "Go up, tell Ahab,'Get ready and go down, so that the rain doesn't stop you.'"
2 Chronicles 5:13 it happened, when the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking Yahweh; and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and praised Yahweh, saying, For he is good; for his loving kindness endures forever; that then the house was filled with a cloud, even the house of Yahweh,
2 Chronicles 5:14 so that the priests could not stand to minister by reason of the cloud: for the glory of Yahweh filled the house of God.
2 Chronicles 6:1 Then spoke Solomon, Yahweh has said that he would dwell in the thick darkness.
Nehemiah 9:12 Moreover in a pillar of cloud you led them by day; and in a pillar of fire by night, to give them light in the way in which they should go.
Nehemiah 9:19 yet you in your manifold mercies didn't forsake them in the wilderness: the pillar of cloud didn't depart from over them by day, to lead them in the way; neither the pillar of fire by night, to show them light, and the way in which they should go.
Job 3:5 Let darkness and the shadow of death claim it for their own. Let a cloud dwell on it. Let all that makes black the day terrify it.
Job 7:9 As the cloud is consumed and vanishes away, so he who goes down to Sheol shall come up no more.
Job 20:6 Though his height mount up to the heavens, and his head reach to the clouds,
Job 22:13 And thou sayest, How doth God know? can he judge through the dark cloud?
Job 26:8 He binds up the waters in his thick clouds, and the cloud is not burst under them.
Job 26:9 He encloses the face of his throne, and spreads his cloud on it. free
Job 30:15 Terrors have turned on me. They chase my honor as the wind. My welfare has passed away as a cloud.
Job 34:22 There is no dark place, and no thick cloud, in which the workers of evil may take cover.
Job 36:29 Yes, can any understand the spreading of the clouds, and the thunderings of his pavilion?
Job 36:32 With clouds he covereth the light; and commandeth it not to shine by the cloud that cometh betwixt.
Job 37:11 Yes, he loads the thick cloud with moisture. He spreads abroad the cloud of his lightning.
Job 37:15 Do you know how God controls them, and causes the lightning of his cloud to shine?
Job 37:16 Do you know the workings of the clouds, the wondrous works of him who is perfect in knowledge?
Job 38:9 when I made clouds its garment, and wrapped it in thick darkness,
Job 38:34 "Can you lift up your voice to the clouds, That abundance of waters may cover you?
Psalms 78:14 In the daytime he also led them with a cloud, and all night with a light of fire.
Psalms 97:2 Clouds and darkness are around him. Righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.
Psalms 99:7 He spoke to them in the pillar of cloud. They kept his testimonies, the statute that he gave them.
Psalms 105:39 He spread a cloud for a covering, fire to give light in the night.
Proverbs 16:15 In the light of the king's face is life. His favor is like a cloud of the spring rain.
Isaiah 4:5 Yahweh will create over the whole habitation of Mount Zion, and over her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night; for over all the glory will be a canopy.
Isaiah 14:14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds! I will make myself like the Most High!"
Isaiah 14:31 Send out a cry, O door! Make sounds of sorrow, O town! All your land has come to nothing, O Philistia; for there comes a smoke out of the north, and everyone keeps his place in the line.
Isaiah 18:4 For Yahweh said to me, "I will be still, and I will see in my dwelling place, like clear heat in sunshine, like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest."
Isaiah 19:1 The burden of Egypt: "Behold, Yahweh rides on a swift cloud, and comes to Egypt. The idols of Egypt will tremble at his presence; and the heart of Egypt will melt in its midst.
Isaiah 25:5 As the heat in a dry place will you bring down the noise of strangers; as the heat by the shade of a cloud, the song of the dreaded ones will be brought low.
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