4805 clouds

4805 clouds

A natural feature of the sky, often associated with God’s judgment, presence and glory.

Clouds as a natural phenomenon

Rain clouds 1Ki 18:44-45 See also Ge 9:13-16; Job 36:28; Ecc 11:3; Lk 12:54

Clouds representing the sky Job 20:6; Job 35:5; Isa 14:14; Jer 51:9

Clouds subject to God’s sovereign control Job 37:13 See also Jdg 5:4; Job 26:8; Ps 135:7; Ps 147:8; Pr 3:20; Pr 8:28; Isa 5:6; Jer 10:13; Jer 51:16; Zec 10:1

Clouds expressing the mystery of God’s world Job 37:15-16 See also Job 22:14; Job 26:9; Job 36:29; Job 38:9,37; Ecc 11:4

Clouds of smoke Lev 16:13; Jdg 20:38

Clouds as symbols of spiritual truths

A symbol of judgment Eze 30:3 See also Eze 30:18; Eze 34:12; Joel 2:2; Zep 1:15

A symbol of blessing Isa 45:8

A symbol of impermanence Job 7:9 See also Job 30:15; Pr 16:15; Hos 6:4; Hos 13:3

Other positive symbolic uses Isa 25:5; Isa 44:22; Heb 12:1

Other negative symbolic uses Pr 25:14; Ecc 12:2; Jude 12

Clouds as a symbol of God’s presence and glory

Revealing God’s majesty Na 1:3 See also Job 37:11; Ps 97:2; Isa 30:27,30 The clouds as God’s chariot: Dt 33:26; Ps 68:4; Ps 104:3; Jer 4:13

The cloud of God’s presence Ex 13:21-22 Guiding Israel in the wilderness: Nu 9:15-22; Nu 10:11-12,34; Nu 11:25; Nu 14:14; Dt 31:15; Ne 9:12,19; Ps 78:14; Ps 99:7; Ps 105:39 Saving Israel from her enemies: Ex 14:19-20,24; 1Co 10:1-2; Rev 14:14

The cloud of God’s awesomeness Lev 16:2 See also Ex 19:9,16; Ex 34:5; Nu 12:5,10; Dt 4:11; Dt 5:22

The cloud of God’s glory 1Ki 8:10-12 pp 2Ch 5:13-6:1 See also Ex 16:10; Ex 24:15-18; Ex 33:9-10; Ex 40:34-38; Nu 16:42; Eze 1:28

Clouds revealing Jesus Christ’s glory

Mt 17:5 pp Mk 9:7 pp Lk 9:34 Jesus Christ’s transfiguration; Ac 1:9 Jesus Christ’s ascension; Rev 1:7 See also Da 7:13 Heralding Jesus Christ’s return: Mt 24:30 pp Mk 13:26 pp Lk 21:27; Mt 26:64 pp Mk 14:62; 1Th 4:17

See also

1045God, glory of
1330God, the provider
1454theophany
1670symbols
2024Christ, glory of
2505Christ, ascension
2565Christ, second coming
2580Christ, transfiguration
4844rain
4848smoke
4853weather
7251pillar of cloud & fire
8124guidance

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