Psalms 78:14

14 He guided them with the cloud by day and with light from the fire all night.

Psalms 78:14 in Other Translations

KJV
14 In the daytime also he led them with a cloud, and all the night with a light of fire.
ESV
14 In the daytime he led them with a cloud, and all the night with a fiery light.
NLT
14 In the daytime he led them by a cloud, and all night by a pillar of fire.
MSG
14 He led them by day with a cloud, led them all the night long with a fiery torch.
CSB
14 He led them with a cloud by day and with a fiery light throughout the night.

Psalms 78:14 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 78:14

In the daytime also he led them with a cloud
Which was in the form of a pillar, and went before them, and the Lord in it, and directed their way, and protected them from heat; see ( Exodus 13:21 Exodus 13:22 ) ( Nehemiah 9:12 Nehemiah 9:19 ) this was typical of Christ, who is a shadow and security from the heat of a fiery law, the flaming sword of justice, the wrath of God, which is poured forth like fire, the fiery darts of Satan, and from hurt by any enemy whatever; see ( Isaiah 4:5 Isaiah 4:6 ) ( 25:4 ) , and who leads his people through the wilderness of this world by his Spirit, by his word, and by his own example; and who is the best and safest guide to follow:

and all the night with a light of fire;
which also was in the form of a pillar, and went before them, and gave light in the night, and the Lord was in it; and this also was typical of Christ, who is the light of his people amidst all their darkness in this world.

Psalms 78:14 In-Context

12 He did miracles in the sight of their ancestors in the land of Egypt, in the region of Zoan.
13 He divided the sea and led them through; he made the water stand up like a wall.
14 He guided them with the cloud by day and with light from the fire all night.
15 He split the rocks in the wilderness and gave them water as abundant as the seas;
16 he brought streams out of a rocky crag and made water flow down like rivers.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Exodus 13:21; Psalms 105:39