New American Standard Bible
He spread a cloud for a covering, And fire to illumine by night.
King James Bible
He spread a cloud for a covering; and fire to give light in the night.
Darby Bible Translation
He spread a cloud for a covering, and fire to give light in the night.
World English Bible
He spread a cloud for a covering, fire to give light in the night.
Young's Literal Translation
He hath spread a cloud for a covering, And fire to enlighten the night.
Psalm 105:39 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
He spread a cloud for a covering - See the notes at Psalm 78:14. In Numbers 10:34; it is said that "the cloud of the Lord was upon them by day," and from this seems to have been derived the idea of its "covering" them, as if it were a protection from the heat in the desert.
LibraryGod's Promises Tests
Until the time that his word came, the word of the Lord tried him.' --PSALM cv. 19. I do not think I shall be mistaken if I affirm that these words do not convey any very clear idea to most readers. They were spoken with reference to Joseph, during the period of his imprisonment. For the understanding of them I think we must observe that there is a contrast drawn between two 'words,' 'his' (i.e. Joseph's) and God's. If we lay firm hold of that clue, I think it will lead us into clear daylight, …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
A Letter from Origen to Africanus.
The vineyard of the Lord
The Annunciation of Jesus the Messiah, and the Birth of his Forerunner.
1 Corinthians 10:1
For I do not want you to be unaware, brethren, that our fathers were all under the cloud and all passed through the sea;
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.
For throughout all their journeys, the cloud of the LORD was on the tabernacle by day, and there was fire in it by night, in the sight of all the house of Israel.
"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.
"He obscures the face of the full moon And spreads His cloud over it.
Then He led them with the cloud by day And all the night with a light of fire.
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.
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