The Meaning of Numbers 10:34 Explained

Numbers 10:34

KJV: And the cloud of the LORD was upon them by day, when they went out of the camp.

YLT: and the cloud of Jehovah is on them by day, in their journeying from the camp.

Darby: And the cloud of Jehovah was over them by day when they set forward out of the camp.

ASV: And the cloud of Jehovah was over them by day, when they set forward from the camp.

What does Numbers 10:34 Mean?

Context Summary

Numbers 10:17-36 - "come Thou With Us"
The invitation of Moses to Hobab is one that we may all give to our friends: "We are journeying to the place of which the Lord hath spoken." "We should always be on the alert for those who are not formally united to the Church, and we can always promise that we can do them good. Only good awaits those who travel with their backs to Egypt and their faces toward the Heavenly City. God has prepared for those who love Him such good things as it is beyond words to declare. See 1 Corinthians 2:9.
And how much we may benefit by such companionships! Hobab was probably Moses' brother-in-law, and Jethro having returned to Midian, he was all the more needed to lead Israel to the best routes and the most suitable halting-places, where shade and water could be found. Such a guide would be invaluable. Ministers are such! For Hobab's reward see Judges 1:16; Judges 4:11. Who would not follow where the Ark of the Covenant leads, and rest where the cloud broods? John 10:4. [source]

Chapter Summary: Numbers 10

1  The use of the silver trumpets
11  The Israelites move from Sinai to Paran
14  The order of their march
29  Hobab is entreated by Moses not to leave them
33  The blessing of Moses at the removing and resting of the ark

What do the individual words in Numbers 10:34 mean?

And the cloud of Yahweh [was] above them by day when they went out from the camp -
וַעֲנַ֧ן יְהוָ֛ה עֲלֵיהֶ֖ם יוֹמָ֑ם בְּנָסְעָ֖ם מִן־ הַֽמַּחֲנֶֽה ‪‬׆ס

וַעֲנַ֧ן  And  the  cloud 
Parse: Conjunctive waw, Noun, masculine singular construct
Root: עָנָן  
Sense: cloud, cloudy, cloud-mass.
יְהוָ֛ה  of  Yahweh 
Parse: Proper Noun, masculine singular
Root: יהוה 
Sense: the proper name of the one true God.
עֲלֵיהֶ֖ם  [was]  above  them 
Parse: Preposition, third person masculine plural
Root: עַל 
Sense: upon, on the ground of, according to, on account of, on behalf of, concerning, beside, in addition to, together with, beyond, above, over, by, on to, towards, to, against.
יוֹמָ֑ם  by  day 
Parse: Adverb
Root: יׄומָם  
Sense: by day, in the daytime subst.
בְּנָסְעָ֖ם  when  they  went 
Parse: Preposition-b, Verb, Qal, Infinitive construct, third person masculine plural
Root: נָסַע  
Sense: to pull out, pull up, set out, journey, remove, set forward, depart.
מִן־  out  from 
Parse: Preposition
Root: מִן 
Sense: from, out of, on account of, off, on the side of, since, above, than, so that not, more than.
הַֽמַּחֲנֶֽה  the  camp 
Parse: Article, Noun, common singular
Root: מַחֲנֶה  
Sense: encampment, camp.
‪‬׆ס  - 
Parse: Punctuation

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