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

New Living Translation
This was the regular pattern--at night the cloud that covered the Tabernacle had the appearance of fire.

English Standard Version
So it was always: the cloud covered it by day and the appearance of fire by night.

Berean Study Bible
It remained that way continually; the cloud would cover the tabernacle by day, and at night it would appear like fire.

New American Standard Bible
So it was continuously; the cloud would cover it by day, and the appearance of fire by night.

King James Bible
So it was alway: the cloud covered it by day, and the appearance of fire by night.

Christian Standard Bible
It remained that way continuously: the cloud would cover it, appearing like fire at night.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
It remained that way continuously: the cloud would cover it, appearing like fire at night.

International Standard Version
It was so continuously—there was a cloud covering by day, and a fire cloud appeared at night.

NET Bible
This is the way it used to be continually: The cloud would cover it by day, and there was a fiery appearance by night.

New Heart English Bible
So it was continually. The cloud covered it by day, and the appearance of fire by night.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The smoke always glowed this way. At night the smoke covering the tent glowed like fire.

JPS Tanakh 1917
So it was alway: the cloud covered it, and the appearance of fire by night.

New American Standard 1977
So it was continuously; the cloud would cover it by day, and the appearance of fire by night.

Jubilee Bible 2000
So it was always: the cloud covered it, and the appearance of fire by night.

King James 2000 Bible
So it was always: the cloud covered it by day, and the appearance of fire by night.

American King James Version
So it was always: the cloud covered it by day, and the appearance of fire by night.

American Standard Version
So it was alway: the cloud covered it, and the appearance of fire by night.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
So it was continually: the cloud covered it by day, and the appearance of fire by night.

Douay-Rheims Bible
So it was always: by day the cloud covered it, and by night as it were the appearance of fire.

Darby Bible Translation
So it was continually: the cloud covered it, and at night it was as the appearance of fire.

English Revised Version
So it was alway: the cloud covered it, and the appearance of fire by night.

Webster's Bible Translation
So it was always; the cloud covered it by day, and the appearance of fire by night.

World English Bible
So it was continually. The cloud covered it, and the appearance of fire by night.

Young's Literal Translation
so it is continually; the cloud covereth it, also the appearance of fire by night.
Study Bible
The Cloud Above the Tabernacle
15On the day that the tabernacle, the Tent of the Testimony, was set up, the cloud covered it and appeared like fire above the tabernacle from evening until morning. 16It remained that way continually; the cloud would cover the tabernacle by day, and at night it would appear like fire. 17Whenever the cloud was taken up from above the Tent, the Israelites would set out, and wherever the cloud settled, there the Israelites would camp.…
Cross References
Exodus 40:34
Then the cloud covered the Tent of Meeting, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.

Nehemiah 9:12
You led them with a pillar of cloud by day, and a pillar of fire by night, to light for them the way which they should travel.

Treasury of Scripture

So it was always: the cloud covered it by day, and the appearance of fire by night.

Numbers 9:18-22
At the commandment of the LORD the children of Israel journeyed, and at the commandment of the LORD they pitched: as long as the cloud abode upon the tabernacle they rested in their tents…

Exodus 13:21,22
And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night: …

Exodus 40:38
For the cloud of the LORD was upon the tabernacle by day, and fire was on it by night, in the sight of all the house of Israel, throughout all their journeys.







Lexicon
It remained
יִהְיֶ֣ה (yih·yeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

that way
כֵּ֚ן (kên)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3651: So -- thus

continually;
תָמִ֔יד (ṯā·mîḏ)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 8548: Continuance, constant, ellipt, the regular, sacrifice

the cloud
הֶעָנָ֖ן (he·‘ā·nān)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6051: A cloud, the nimbus, thunder-cloud

would cover [the tabernacle] [by day],
יְכַסֶּ֑נּוּ (yə·ḵas·sen·nū)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3680: To plump, fill up hollows, to cover

and at night
לָֽיְלָה׃ (lā·yə·lāh)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3915: A twist, night, adversity

it would appear
וּמַרְאֵה־ (ū·mar·’êh-)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4758: Sight, appearance, vision

like fire.
אֵ֖שׁ (’êš)
Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 784: A fire
(16) The cloud covered it by day.--There is no need for the insertion of the words in italics. It was the same cloud which was "alway" over the Tabernacle during the continuance of the journeyings through the wilderness.

And the appearance of fire by night.--Better, and there was the appearance of fire by night. (Comp. Exodus 13:21-22.)

Verse 16. - So it was alway. This supernatural phenomenon was not transitory, like the glory-cloud within the tabernacle (Exodus 40:35; cf. 1 Kings 8:10), but permanent, as long at least as the Israelites were in the wilderness. 9:15-23 This cloud was appointed to be the visible sign and symbol of God's presence with Israel. Thus we are taught to see God always near us, both night and day. As long as the cloud rested on the tabernacle, so long they continued in the same place. There is no time lost, while we are waiting God's time. When the cloud was taken up, they removed, however comfortably they were encamped. We are kept at uncertainty concerning the time of our putting off the earthly house of this tabernacle, that we may be always ready to remove at the command of the Lord. It is very safe and pleasant going when we see God before us, and resting where he appoints us to rest. The leading of this cloud is spoken of as signifying the guidance of the blessed Spirit. We are not now to expect such tokens of the Divine presence and guidance; but the promise is sure to all God's spiritual Israel, that he will guide them by his counsel. Ps 73:24, even unto death, Ps 48:14. All the children of God shall be led by the Spirit of God, Ro 8:14. He will direct the paths of those who in all their ways acknowledge him, Pr 3:6. At the commandment of the Lord, our hearts should always move and rest, saying, Father, thy will be done; dispose of me and mine as thou pleasest. What thou wilt, and where thou wilt; only let me be thine, and always in the way of my duty. In applying general precepts to particular circumstances, there should be good counsel and fervent prayer. When any undertaking is evidently wrong, or doubtfully right, and yet the mind leans that way, in such a case the moving of the cloud, as men sometimes miscall it, is generally no more than a temptation Satan is permitted to propose; and men fancy they are following the Lord, when they are following their own wayward inclinations. The record of his mercy will conduct us with unerring truth, through Christ, to everlasting peace. Follow the pillar of the cloud and of fire. Lay the BIBLE to heart, and receive with meekness the ingrafted word, which is able to save your souls.
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