CLOUDS
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Exodus 16:10, Psalm 104:3, Nahum 1:3, Ezekiel 10:3-4

Matthew 26:64
Luke 21:27
Acts 1:9 ff
1 Corinthians 10:1
1 Thessalonians 4:17 (clouds)
Revelation 14:16
PILLAR of CLOUD
Exodus 33:9-10
Ps 78:14, Ne 9:19

CLOUD [Easton Bible Dictionary]

The 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; Psalms 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 (Ex.29:42,43; 1 Kings 8:10; 2Chr 5:14; Ezekiel 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" (Eccl 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).


CLOUD [Smith Bible Dictionary]

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.


CLOUDS [ISBE]

kloud (`anan, `abh; nephele, nephos):

Alfred H. Joy


CLOUD, CLOUDS [Thompson Chain Reference]
CLOUD

Appearance of the Lord in

* Exodus 19:9
* Exodus 24:15
* Exodus 34:5
* Numbers 11:25
* Matthew 17:5
* Luke 21:27
* Revelation 1:7
* Revelation 14:14

Pillar of Cloud and Fire

* Exodus 13:21
* Exodus 14:19
* Exodus 16:10
* Exodus 33:9
* Exodus 40:36
* Numbers 9:17
* Numbers 10:11
* Numbers 12:5
* Numbers 16:42
* Deuteronomy 1:33
* Deuteronomy 31:15
* Nehemiah 9:12
* Psalms 78:14
* Psalms 105:39
* Isaiah 4:5
* SEE Divine

CLOUDS

* Judges 5:4
* Job 26:8
* Job 37:16
* Psalms 77:17
* Ecclesiastes 11:3
* Ecclesiastes 11:4
* Ecclesiastes 12:2
* 2 Peter 2:17



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