12 By day you led them with a pillar of cloud, and by night with a pillar of fire to give them light on the way they were to take.

Read Nehemiah 9:12 Using Other Translations

Moreover thou leddest them in the day by a cloudy pillar; and in the night by a pillar of fire, to give them light in the way wherein they should go.
By a pillar of cloud you led them in the day, and by a pillar of fire in the night to light for them the way in which they should go.
You led our ancestors by a pillar of cloud during the day and a pillar of fire at night so that they could find their way.