Numbers 9:16

Overview - Numbers 9
The passover is again commanded.
A second passover for the unclean or absent.
15 The cloud directs the removals and encampments of the Israelites.
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Numbers 9:16  (King James Version)
So it was alway: the cloud covered it by day, and the appearance of fire by night.

18-22 ; Exodus 13:21 Exodus 13:22 ; 40:38 Deuteronomy 1:33 ; Nehemiah 9:12 Nehemiah 9:19 ; Psalms 78:14 ; 105:39
Isaiah 4:5 Isaiah 4:6 ; 1 Corinthians 10:1 ; 2 Corinthians 5:19 ; Revelation 21:3
This cloud not only enlightened the Israelites, but also protected them, and was a continual pledge of God's presence and protection. To this manifestation of the Divine glory, the prophet Isaiah alludes, when he says, ( Isaiah 4:5, ,)"The Lord will create upon every dwelling place of Mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night." God is the director, protector, and glory of his church.