Exodus 40:37
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New International Version
but if the cloud did not lift, they did not set out--until the day it lifted.

King James Bible
But if the cloud were not taken up, then they journeyed not till the day that it was taken up.

Darby Bible Translation
And if the cloud were not taken up, then they did not journey until the day that it was taken up.

World English Bible
but if the cloud wasn't taken up, then they didn't travel until the day that it was taken up.

Young's Literal Translation
and if the cloud go not up then they journey not, until the day of its going up:

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

When the cloud was taken up - The subject of these three last verses has been very largely explained in the notes on Exodus 13:21, to which, as well as to the general remarks on that chapter, the reader is requested immediately to refer. See Clarke's note on Exodus 13:21.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Numbers 9:19-22 And when the cloud tarried long on the tabernacle many days, then the children of Israel kept the charge of the LORD...

Psalm 31:15 My times are in your hand: deliver me from the hand of my enemies, and from them that persecute me.

Library
July 7. "And the Glory of the Lord Filled the Tabernacle" (Ex. Xl. 35).
"And the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle" (Ex. xl. 35). In the last chapter of Exodus we read all the Lord commanded Moses to do, and that as he fulfilled these commands the glory of the Lord descended and filled the tabernacle till there was no room for Moses, and from that time the pillar of cloud overshadowed them, their guide, their protection. And so we have been building as the Lord Himself commanded, and now the temple is to be handed over to Him to be possessed and filled. He will
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

Exodus
The book of Exodus--so named in the Greek version from the march of Israel out of Egypt--opens upon a scene of oppression very different from the prosperity and triumph in which Genesis had closed. Israel is being cruelly crushed by the new dynasty which has arisen in Egypt (i.) and the story of the book is the story of her redemption. Ultimately it is Israel's God that is her redeemer, but He operates largely by human means; and the first step is the preparation of a deliverer, Moses, whose parentage,
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Numbers 9:19
When the cloud remained over the tabernacle a long time, the Israelites obeyed the LORD's order and did not set out.

Numbers 9:22
Whether the cloud stayed over the tabernacle for two days or a month or a year, the Israelites would remain in camp and not set out; but when it lifted, they would set out.

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