The Leading of the Lord 1
On 2 the day that the tabernacle was set up, 3 the cloud 4 covered the tabernacle – the tent of the testimony 5 – and from evening until morning there was 6 a fiery appearance 7 over the tabernacle. 9:16 This is the way it used to be continually: The cloud would cover it by day, 8 and there was a fiery appearance by night. 9:17 Whenever the cloud was taken up 9 from the tabernacle, then after that the Israelites would begin their journey; and in whatever place 10 the cloud settled, there the Israelites would make camp. 9:18 At the commandment 11 of the Lord the Israelites would begin their journey, and at the commandment of the Lord they would make camp; as long as 12 the cloud remained settled over the tabernacle they would camp. 9:19 When the cloud remained over the tabernacle many days, then the Israelites obeyed the instructions 13 of the Lord and did not journey.
9:20 When 14 the cloud remained over the tabernacle a number of days, 15 they remained camped according to the Lord’s commandment, 16 and according to the Lord’s commandment they would journey. 9:21 And when 17 the cloud remained only 18 from evening until morning, when the cloud was taken up 19 the following morning, then they traveled on. Whether by day or by night, when the cloud was taken up they traveled. 9:22 Whether it was for two days, or a month, or a year, 20 that the cloud prolonged its stay 21 over the tabernacle, the Israelites remained camped without traveling; 22 but when it was taken up, they traveled on. 9:23 At the commandment of the Lord they camped, and at the commandment of the Lord they traveled on; they kept the instructions of the Lord according to the commandment of the Lord, by the authority 23 of Moses.