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

New Living Translation
If the cloud remained over the Tabernacle for a long time, the Israelites stayed and performed their duty to the LORD.

English Standard Version
Even when the cloud continued over the tabernacle many days, the people of Israel kept the charge of the LORD and did not set out.

Berean Study Bible
Even when the cloud lingered over the tabernacle for many days, the Israelites kept the LORD’s charge and did not set out.

New American Standard Bible
Even when the cloud lingered over the tabernacle for many days, the sons of Israel would keep the LORD'S charge and not set out.

King James Bible
And when the cloud tarried long upon the tabernacle many days, then the children of Israel kept the charge of the LORD, and journeyed not.

Christian Standard Bible
Even when the cloud stayed over the tabernacle many days, the Israelites carried out the LORD's requirement and did not set out.

Good News Translation
When the cloud stayed over the Tent for a long time, they obeyed the LORD and did not move on.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Even when the cloud stayed over the tabernacle many days, the Israelites carried out the LORD's requirement and did not set out.

International Standard Version
When the cloud over the tent remained for a longer time, the Israelis did what the LORD had instructed and didn't travel.

NET Bible
When the cloud remained over the tabernacle many days, then the Israelites obeyed the instructions of the LORD and did not journey.

New Heart English Bible
When the cloud stayed on the tabernacle many days, then the children of Israel kept the LORD's command, and did not travel.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When the smoke stayed over the tent for a long time, the Israelites obeyed the LORD's command and wouldn't break camp.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And when the cloud tarried upon the tabernacle many days, then the children of Israel kept the charge of the LORD, and journeyed not.

New American Standard 1977
Even when the cloud lingered over the tabernacle for many days, the sons of Israel would keep the LORD’S charge and not set out.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And when the cloud tarried long upon the tabernacle many days, then the sons of Israel kept the charge of the LORD and did not journey.

King James 2000 Bible
And when the cloud tarried long upon the tabernacle many days, then the children of Israel kept the charge of the LORD, and journeyed not.

American King James Version
And when the cloud tarried long on the tabernacle many days, then the children of Israel kept the charge of the LORD, and journeyed not.

American Standard Version
And when the cloud tarried upon the tabernacle many days, then the children of Israel kept the charge of Jehovah, and journeyed not.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And whenever the cloud shall be drawn over the tabernacle for many days, then the children of Israel shall keep the charge of God, and they shall not remove.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And if it was so that it continued over it a long time, the children of Israel kept the watches of the Lord, and marched not,

Darby Bible Translation
And when the cloud was long upon the tabernacle many days, then the children of Israel kept the charge of Jehovah, and journeyed not.

English Revised Version
And when the cloud tarried upon the tabernacle many days, then the children of Israel kept the charge of the LORD, and journeyed not.

Webster's Bible Translation
And when the cloud tarried long upon the tabernacle many days, then the children of Israel kept the charge of the LORD, and journeyed not.

World English Bible
When the cloud stayed on the tabernacle many days, then the children of Israel kept Yahweh's command, and didn't travel.

Young's Literal Translation
And in the cloud prolonging itself over the tabernacle many days, then have the sons of Israel kept the charge of Jehovah, and journey not,
Study Bible
The Cloud Above the Tabernacle
18At the LORD’s command the Israelites set out, and at the LORD’s command they camped. As long as the cloud remained over the tabernacle, they camped. 19Even when the cloud lingered over the tabernacle for many days, the Israelites kept the LORD’s charge and did not set out. 20Sometimes the cloud remained over the tabernacle for only a few days, and they would camp at the LORD’s command and set out at the LORD’s command.…
Cross References
Exodus 40:37
If the cloud was not lifted, they would not set out until the day it was taken up.

Leviticus 8:35
You must remain at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting day and night for seven days and keep the LORD's charge so that you will not die, for this is what I have been commanded."

Numbers 9:18
At the LORD's command the Israelites set out, and at the LORD's command they camped. As long as the cloud remained over the tabernacle, they camped.

Numbers 9:20
Sometimes the cloud remained over the tabernacle for only a few days, and they would camp at the LORD's command and set out at the LORD's command.

Treasury of Scripture

And when the cloud tarried long on the tabernacle many days, then the children of Israel kept the charge of the LORD, and journeyed not.

tarried long.

Numbers 1:52,53
And the children of Israel shall pitch their tents, every man by his own camp, and every man by his own standard, throughout their hosts…

Numbers 3:8
And they shall keep all the instruments of the tabernacle of the congregation, and the charge of the children of Israel, to do the service of the tabernacle.

Zechariah 3:7
Thus saith the LORD of hosts; If thou wilt walk in my ways, and if thou wilt keep my charge, then thou shalt also judge my house, and shalt also keep my courts, and I will give thee places to walk among these that stand by.







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

lingered
וּבְהַאֲרִ֧יךְ (ū·ḇə·ha·’ă·rîḵ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 748: To be, long

over
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the tabernacle
הַמִּשְׁכָּ֖ן (ham·miš·kān)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4908: A residence, the Tabernacle

for many
רַבִּ֑ים (rab·bîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7227: Much, many, great

days,
יָמִ֣ים (yā·mîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

the Israelites
בְנֵי־ (ḇə·nê-)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

kept
וְשָׁמְר֧וּ (wə·šā·mə·rū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 8104: To hedge about, guard, to protect, attend to

the LORD’s
יְהוָ֖ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

charge
מִשְׁמֶ֥רֶת (miš·me·reṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4931: A guard, watch, charge, function

and did not
וְלֹ֥א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

set out.
יִסָּֽעוּ׃ (yis·sā·‘ū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5265: To pull up, the tent-pins, start on a, journey
(19) Kept the charge of the Lord.--The same expression is used of Aaron and his sons in Leviticus 8:35, and also in respect to the office of the Levites in Numbers 3:7, as keeping the charge of Aaron and of the congregation. It is also used of the people generally in 2Chronicles 23:6, in regard to the charge or "watch" of the Lord. It may imply that the people were to engage in acts of religious worship, or it may denote adherence to the Divine commands and ordinances generally, as in Ezekiel 48:11.

Verse 19. - Tarried long. Hebrew, אָרַך, "to prolong," i.e., the resting. The Septuagint has ἐφέλκηται... ἡμέρας πλείους. 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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