What does Clouds mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
νεφελῶν a cloud. 4
עָ֑ב darkness 4
עָנָ֣ן cloud 3
שְׁחָקִ֣ים dust 3
עָבֵ֥י darkness 2
νεφέλαις a cloud. 2
עָבִ֣ים darkness 2
שְׁחָקִ֥ים dust 2
שְׁחָקִֽים dust 2
וּ֝שְׁחָקִ֗ים dust 1
שְׁחָקִ֑ים dust 1
שְׁ֝חָקִ֗ים dust 1
כַּעֲנָנִ֣ים cloud 1
וְקִיט֑וֹר thick smoke 1
בַּעֲרִיפֶֽיהָ cloud 1
בָּ֭עֲרָבוֹת desert plain 1
עָנָ֖ן cloud 1
וְעָנָ֖ן cloud 1
עָנָן֙ cloud 1
עֲנַ֣ן cloud 1
בַּשְּׁחָקִֽים dust 1
עָב֗וֹת darkness 1
עָנָ֔ן cloud 1
הֶעָבִ֖ים darkness 1
νεφέλαι a cloud. 1
חֲזִיזִ֑ים thunderbolt 1
נְשִׂיאִ֣ים one lifted up 1
עָב֔וֹת darkness 1
הֶעָבִ֥ים darkness 1
בֶעָבִ֖ים darkness 1
הֶעָבִים֙ darkness 1
עֲנָנֵ֣י cloud. 1
לָעָ֥ב darkness 1
בְּעָבָ֑יו darkness 1
לָעָ֣ב darkness 1
עָבִ֖ים darkness 1
עָבִ֥ים darkness 1
בְּעָבִ֗ים darkness 1
עָבָ֥יו darkness 1
כְּשַׁ֖חַר dawn. 1

Definitions Related to Clouds

G3507


   1 a cloud.
      1a used of the cloud which led the Israelites in the wilderness.
      Additional Information: For synonyms see entry 3509, nephos.
      See entry 5866 for comparison of synonyms.
      

H5645


   1 darkness, cloud, thicket.
      1a dark cloud.
      1b cloud mass.
      1c thicket (as refuge).
      

H7834


   1 dust, cloud.
      1a fine dust.
      1b (thin) cloud.
      

H6051


   1 cloud, cloudy, cloud-mass.
      1a cloud-mass (of theophanic cloud).
      1b cloud.
      

H5387


   1 one lifted up, chief, prince, captain, leader.
   2 rising mist, vapour.
   

H2385


   1 thunderbolt, lightning flash, lightning, storm, cloud.
   

H6160


   1 desert plain, steppe, desert, wilderness.
   

H7008


   1 thick smoke, smoke.
   

H6050


   1 cloud.
   

H7837


   1 dawn.
      1a dawn.
      1b at dawn (as adverb).
      

H6183


   1 cloud, mist.
   

Frequency of Clouds (original languages)

Frequency of Clouds (English)

Dictionary

American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Clouds
In the summer season of Palestine, were an unlooked-for phenomenon, 1 Samuel 12:17,18 , and rising from off the Mediterranean, betokened rain, 1 Kings 18:44 Luke 12:54 . Clouds are the symbol of armies and multitudes, probably by their grand and majestic movements, Isaiah 60:8 Jeremiah 4:13 Hebrews 12:1 . They betokened the presence of Jehovah, as on mount Sinai,
Exodus 19:9 24:12-18 ; in the temple, Exodus 40:34 1 Kings 8:10 ; in the cloudy pillar, and on the mount of Transfiguration. They are found in many representations of the majesty of God, Psalm 18:11,12 97:2 ; and of Christ, Matthew 24:30 Revelation 14:14-16 .
Holman Bible Dictionary - Clouds
The Old Testament uses eight different Hebrew words in 167 passages to refer to clouds of rain, dust, smoke, storm, and fog. Both meteorological (1 Kings 18:44-45 ) and metaphorical meanings appear. The latter can be both positive (beneficial to life, Proverbs 16:15 ; Isaiah 25:5 ) and negative (hindrance to life, Ecclesiastes 12:1-2 ). Clouds symbolize fluidity and transitoriness (Job 30:15 ; Isaiah 44:22 ; Hosea 6:4 ), massive expansion and height (Psalm 36:5 ; Ezekiel 38:9 ,Ezekiel 38:9,38:16 ). More important are the statements in contexts speaking of God.
Old Testament 1. Clouds demonstrate the power of God as Creator. Particularly Job 36-38 witness to the sovereignty of the Creator, who directs and controls the clouds. Their majestic, unfathomable flight reveals the limits of human knowledge. This applies even to our time with our expanded scientific and meteorological knowledge.
2. The clouds accompany God's revelation. God dwells in the dark clouds (1 Kings 8:12 ; Psalm 18:12 ). When He comes forth from His unapproachable holy being for judgment or for salvation, rain, lightning, and thunder break out from the clouds (Exodus 40:34-383 ; Psalm 68:33-35 ; Psalm 77:14-18 ; Psalm 97:2 ). When Yahweh appears as a Warrior, the clouds are His battle chariots in which He travels (Psalm 68:34 ; Psalm 104:3 ; Isaiah 19:1 ) and from which He shoots down the lightning as arrows (Psalm 18:14 ; Psalm 77:17 ; Zechariah 9:14 ). Dark clouds overshadow the judgment day of Yahweh, which the prophets announced (Ezekiel 30:3 ,Ezekiel 30:3,30:18 ; Joel 2:2 ; Zephaniah 1:15 ).
3. Clouds conceal and reveal the secrets of God at the same time. In the tent of revelation during the wilderness period (1618618035_64 ), in the Jerusalem Temple (1 Kings 8:10-11 ), on Mount Sinai (Exodus 34:5 ), and in His direction and protection by means of the clouds and the pillar of fire, Israel experienced that God came to them (Exodus 33:7-11 ) but still remained wholly other (Leviticus 16:2 ,Leviticus 16:2,16:13 ) even when he came as the Son of Man (Daniel 7:13 ).
New Testament 1. The strictly meterological meaning appears only in Luke 12:54 . A metaphorical meaning occurs in Jude 1:12 ; 2 Peter 2:17 , Hebrews 12:1 (using a distinct Greek word). Clouds are not used in the New Testament to point to the power of God as Creator except for indirect references ( Revelation 14:14-16 ; Acts 14:17 ). All other references to clouds in the New Testament have a relationship to God.
2. The clouds accompany the revelation of God in Jesus Christ. As God on Sinai was glorified and concealed in the clouds, so was Jesus on the mountain of transfiguration and in His ascension to heaven (Mark 9:7 ; Acts 1:9 ). The clouds into which Jesus entered with Moses and Elijah as Moses had once entered on Mount Sinai (Exodus 24:18 ), are “light” but at the same time concealing. The voice out of the clouds no longer referred to the Torah of Moses but to the teaching of the Son. No longer must a tent be set up to experience the presence of God, for the clouds have set God's presence free to appear in Jesus alone. As the resurrected One was exalted to the Father, the clouds veiled Him.
3. The clouds mark the conclusive and final revelation of the lordship of Christ. Mark 13:26 ; Mark 14:62 ; and Revelation 1:7 combined the motif of the Son of Man from Daniel 7:1 with the word of judgment from Zechariah 12:10 and referred them to the parousia or coming of Christ. Clouds thus became only signs of the revealing of the lordship and majesty of the Lord; they no longer concealed anything. In Matthew 5:45 the returning Christ sits on “white” (light, shining, majestic) clouds. In this transparent purity both the living and the deceased believers are joined with their Lord ( 1 Thessalonians 4:17 ).
In 1 Corinthians 10:1-2 the clouds and the sea of the Exodus of Israel form a type of the baptism of Christians which had been falsely understood by the Corinthians.
Thus we see that the word “clouds” in the parabolic language of the Bible makes spiritual contexts clear.
Christian Wolf

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Cloud-Capped - ) Having Clouds resting on the top or head; reaching to the Clouds; as, cloud-capped mountains
Clouds - The Old Testament uses eight different Hebrew words in 167 passages to refer to Clouds of rain, dust, smoke, storm, and fog. Clouds symbolize fluidity and transitoriness (Job 30:15 ; Isaiah 44:22 ; Hosea 6:4 ), massive expansion and height (Psalm 36:5 ; Ezekiel 38:9 ,Ezekiel 38:9,38:16 ). Clouds demonstrate the power of God as Creator. Particularly Job 36-38 witness to the sovereignty of the Creator, who directs and controls the Clouds. The Clouds accompany God's revelation. God dwells in the dark Clouds (1 Kings 8:12 ; Psalm 18:12 ). When He comes forth from His unapproachable holy being for judgment or for salvation, rain, lightning, and thunder break out from the Clouds (Judges 5:4 ; Psalm 68:33-35 ; Psalm 77:14-18 ; Psalm 97:2 ). When Yahweh appears as a Warrior, the Clouds are His battle chariots in which He travels (Psalm 68:34 ; Psalm 104:3 ; Isaiah 19:1 ) and from which He shoots down the lightning as arrows (Psalm 18:14 ; Psalm 77:17 ; Zechariah 9:14 ). Dark Clouds overshadow the judgment day of Yahweh, which the prophets announced (Ezekiel 30:3 ,Ezekiel 30:3,30:18 ; Joel 2:2 ; Zephaniah 1:15 ). Clouds conceal and reveal the secrets of God at the same time. In the tent of revelation during the wilderness period (Exodus 40:34-38 ), in the Jerusalem Temple (1 Kings 8:10-11 ), on Mount Sinai (Exodus 34:5 ), and in His direction and protection by means of the Clouds and the pillar of fire, Israel experienced that God came to them (Exodus 33:7-11 ) but still remained wholly other (Leviticus 16:2 ,Leviticus 16:2,16:13 ) even when he came as the Son of Man (Daniel 7:13 ). Clouds are not used in the New Testament to point to the power of God as Creator except for indirect references ( Matthew 5:45 ; Acts 14:17 ). All other references to Clouds in the New Testament have a relationship to God. The Clouds accompany the revelation of God in Jesus Christ. As God on Sinai was glorified and concealed in the Clouds, so was Jesus on the mountain of transfiguration and in His ascension to heaven (Mark 9:7 ; Acts 1:9 ). The Clouds into which Jesus entered with Moses and Elijah as Moses had once entered on Mount Sinai (Exodus 24:18 ), are “light” but at the same time concealing. The voice out of the Clouds no longer referred to the Torah of Moses but to the teaching of the Son. No longer must a tent be set up to experience the presence of God, for the Clouds have set God's presence free to appear in Jesus alone. As the resurrected One was exalted to the Father, the Clouds veiled Him. The Clouds mark the conclusive and final revelation of the lordship of Christ. Clouds thus became only signs of the revealing of the lordship and majesty of the Lord; they no longer concealed anything. In Revelation 14:14-16 the returning Christ sits on “white” (light, shining, majestic) Clouds. ...
In 1 Corinthians 10:1-2 the Clouds and the sea of the Exodus of Israel form a type of the baptism of Christians which had been falsely understood by the Corinthians. ...
Thus we see that the word “clouds” in the parabolic language of the Bible makes spiritual contexts clear
Cloudage - ) Mass of Clouds; cloudiness
Discloud - ) To clear from Clouds
Cloudy - Overcast with Clouds obscured with Clouds as a cloudy day a cloudy sky a cloudy night. Consisting of a cloud or Clouds as a cloudy pillar
Cloud - The dark or varied colors, in veins or spots, on stones or other bodies, are called Clouds. ...
CLOUD, To overspread with a cloud or Clouds as, the sky is clouded Clouds intercept the rays of the sun. What sullen fury Clouds his scornful brow. CLOUD, To grow cloudy to become obscure with Clouds sometimes followed by over as, the sky Clouds over
Enubilous - ) Free from fog, mist, or Clouds; clear
Enubilate - ) To clear from mist, Clouds, or obscurity
Cloud-Built - ) Built of, or in, the Clouds; airy; unsubstantial; imaginary
Cumulus - ) One of the four principal forms of Clouds
Overcloud - ) To cover or overspread with Clouds; to becloud; to overcast
Cloudy - ) Consisting of a cloud or Clouds. ) Overcast or obscured with Clouds; clouded; as, a cloudy sky
Crizzel - ) A kind of roughness on the surface of glass, which Clouds its transparency
Uncloud - ) To free from Clouds; to unvail; to clear from obscurity, gloom, sorrow, or the like
Cloud - In Scripture, as with us, the Clouds are the visible masses of aqueous vapour, darkening the heavens, sources of rain and fertility, telling the present state of the weather or indicating a coming change. The waters are bound up securely in the Clouds, so that the rain does not break through ( Job 26:8 ); when the ocean issues from chaos like a new-born child, God wraps it in the swaddling-bands of Clouds ( Job 38:9 ); the laws of their movements are impenetrable mysteries ( Job 36:29 , Job 37:16 , Job 38:37 ). The Messianic people and the Messiah Himself sweep through the heaven with Clouds ( Daniel 7:13 , Mark 14:62 , Revelation 1:7 ), or on the Clouds ( Matthew 26:64 ): hence the later Jews identified Anani (= ‘He of the Clouds,’ 1 Chronicles 3:24 ) with the Messiah. The saints are to be caught up in the Clouds ( 1 Thessalonians 4:17 )
Photogrammetry - ) A method of surveying or map making by photography, used also in determining the height and motions of Clouds, sea waves, and the like
Cloud - Clouds carry the rainbow of God's covenant not to destroy the earth by flood (Genesis 9:14 ). From May to September, Palestine has no rain or Clouds, but God produced them for His people (1 Samuel 12:17-18 ; 1 Kings 18:44 ). Clouds brought darkness, symbolizing disaster (Job 3:5 ; Lamentations 2:1 ; Lamentations 3:4 ; Ezekiel 32:7 ). God came to His people, riding on the Clouds (Nahum 1:3 ; compare 1 Samuel 22:10 ; Isaiah 19:1 ; Revelation 1:7 ). The great qualities of God can be described only by saying they reach from here to the Clouds (Psalm 36:5 ; Psalm 57:10 ; Psalm 68:34 )
Chariot - ...
Psalm 104:3 (a) The Clouds are described as the vehicles upon which the Lord is carried whithersoever He will. Just as man cannot control the coming and the going of the Clouds, so man cannot control GOD's movements
Cloud - ...
2: νεφέλη (Strong's #3507 — Noun Feminine — nephele — nef-el'-ay ) "a definitely shaped cloud, or masses of Clouds possessing definite form," is used, besides the physical element, (a) of the "cloud" on the mount of transfiguration, Matthew 17:5 ; (b) of the "cloud" which covered Israel in the Red Sea, 1 Corinthians 10:1,2 ; (c), of "clouds" seen in the Apocalyptic visions, Revelation 1:7 ; 10:1 ; 11:12 ; 14:14-16 ; (d) metaphorically in 2 Peter 2:17 , of the evil workers there mentioned; but RV, "and mists" (homichle), according to the most authentic mss. In 1 Thessalonians 4:17 , the "clouds" referred to in connection with the rapture of the saints are probably the natural ones, as also in the case of those in connection with Christ's Second Advent to the earth
Meteor - ) Any phenomenon or appearance in the atmosphere, as Clouds, rain, hail, snow, etc
Cloud - The Hebrew so rendered means "a covering," because Clouds cover the sky. Thus in like manner when Christ comes the second time he is described as coming "in the Clouds" (Matthew 17:5 ; 24:30 ; Acts 1:9,11 ). False teachers are likened unto Clouds carried about with a tempest (2 Peter 2:17 ). The infirmities of old age, which come one after another, are compared by Solomon to "clouds returning after the rain" (Ecclesiastes 12:2 ). The blotting out of sins is like the sudden disappearance of threatening Clouds from the sky (Isaiah 44:22 )
Soothsayer - , "diviners of the Clouds") the word is used of the Chaldean diviners who studied the Clouds
Firmament - In Scripture the Hebrew word denotes an expanse, a wide extent; the great arch or expanse over our heads, in which are placed the atmosphere and the Clouds, and in which the stars appear to be placed, and are really seen
Black - Darkened by Clouds as the heavens black with Clouds
Cloud - Clouds fill an important place both in the O. At rapture the dead and the living saints will be caught up in the Clouds to meet the Lord in the air, 1 Thessalonians 4:17 , and when He comes to the earth He will come with Clouds. The mighty God who dwells in light unapproachable by man manifested His presence shrouded by Clouds
Drizzle - ) To rain slightly in very small drops; to fall, as water from the Clouds, slowly and in fine particles; as, it drizzles; drizzling drops or rain
Rain - To fall in drops from the Clouds, as water used mostly with it for a nominative as, it rains it will rain it rained, or it has rained. RAIN, To pour or shower down from the upper regions, like rain from the Clouds. The descent of water in drops from the Clouds or the water thus falling
Brewing - ) A gathering or forming of a storm or squall, indicated by thick, dark Clouds
Prester - ) A meteor or exhalation formerly supposed to be thrown from the Clouds with such violence that by collision it is set on fire
Tautology - ) A repetition of the same meaning in different words; needless repetition of an idea in different words or phrases; a representation of anything as the cause, condition, or consequence of itself, as in the following lines: - //The dawn is overcast, the morning lowers,/And heavily in Clouds brings on the day
Thunderbolt - ) A shaft of lightning; a brilliant stream of electricity passing from one part of the heavens to another, or from the Clouds to the earth
Cloud, Cloud of the Lord - Natural phenomena involving Clouds are depicted occasionally in the Old Testament, but far from being only "natural," these are invariably linked with the direct activity of God. The rainbow in the Clouds is a sign of the covenant (Genesis 9:13-14,16 ), and Clouds themselves are presented as witnesses to the surety of the covenant with David (Psalm 89:37 ). Withholding of rain from the Clouds is seen as divine activity in fulfillment of the covenant curses (Isaiah 5:6 ; Leviticus 26:19 ; cf. In a positive sense, Clouds represent unlimited extent (of God's faithfulness and truth, Psalm 36:5 ; 57:10 ; 108:4 ; of Babylon's judgment, Jeremiah 51:9 ); life-giving refreshment (of the king's favor, Proverbs 16:15 ); a normal occurrence (cycle of nature, Ecclesiastes 11:3 ); shade or shelter (from the "heat" of the ruthless, Isaiah 25:5 ); calm (of the Lord in his heavenly sanctuary, Isaiah 18:4 ); covering or concealment (of Israel's sins in forgiveness, Isaiah 44:22 ); speed and mobility (of the Gentiles "flying" to Mount Zion, Isaiah 60:8 ); and an abundant outpouring (of the "rain" of righteousness, Isaiah 45:8 , and of manna in the wilderness, Psalm 78:23 ). ...
In a negative sense, Clouds are used to symbolize prideful self-exaltation (of the wicked, Job 20:6 ; of Satan, Isaiah 14:14 ); misery or gloom (at the day of Job's birth, Job 3:5 ; at the day of the Lord, Isaiah 60:2 ; Numbers 9:15-160 ; Ezekiel 30:3 ; 34:12 ; Joel 2:2 ; Zephaniah 1:15 ); pervasiveness (of enemy invasion, Ezekiel 38:9,16 ); transitoriness (of Job's prosperity and life, Job 7:9 ; 30:15 ; of Israel's love and life, Hosea 6:4 ; 13:3 ); futile, idle activity (Ecclesiastes 11:4 ); dimness (of eyesight in old age, Ecclesiastes 12:2 ; of a nation's splendor following divine judgment, Lamentations 2:1 ; Ezekiel 30:18 ); swiftness (of divine judgment, Jeremiah 4:13 ); and covering or concealing (of divine mercy in judgment, Lamentations 3:44 ). ...
Clouds are depicted in other Old Testament theophanies. At creation Yahweh makes the Clouds his chariots (Psalm 104:3 ). Answering David's plea for help, Yahweh rides upon a cherub from his heavenly temple with thick Clouds as his canopy (Psalm 18:11 ). Clouds are Yahweh's swift chariot as he executes judgment upon Egypt (Isaiah 19:1 ). Nahum's theophanic vision portrays Clouds as the dust of Yahweh's feet (1:3). Clouds of theophany are also associated with eschatological judgment/salvation (Isaiah 4:5 ; Nahum 1:3 ). Metaphorical cloud references in the New Testament include Jude's depiction of the unstable, deceptive, false teachers as waterless Clouds, carried along by winds (v. The remaining twenty-two New Testament occurrences of the word "cloud" appear in the context of theophany, and encompass six theologically crucial, eschatologically related events or visionary scenes in salvation history: (1) the pillar of cloud at the exodus, viewed as a type of Christian baptism in the time of eschatological fulfillment (1 Corinthians 10:1-2 ); (2) Jesus' transfiguration, as a foretaste of the kingdom of God, during which the Father appears and speaks in a cloud (Matthew 17:5 ; Mark 9:7 ; Luke 9:34 ); (3) Jesus' ascension, explained by the angels as a paradigm for his return (Acts 1:9 ); (4) the "mighty angel" descending from heaven wrapped in a cloud, announcing (against the eschatological backdrop of Daniel 12:7 ) that time should be no longer (Revelation 10:1 ); (5) the two resurrected witnesses ascending to heaven in a cloud, described in the context of the eschatological measuring of the temple of God (Revelation 11:12 ); and (6) Jesus' parousia, against the backdrop of Daniel 7:13 , as the Son of Man coming with/on/in a cloud/the Clouds/the Clouds of heaven (Matthew 24:30 ; 26:64 ; Mark 13:26 ; 14:62 ; Luke 12:54 ; 21:27 ; 1 Thessalonians 4:17 ; Revelation 1:7 ; 14:14-16 )
Pavilion - KJV used pavilion seven times: three times in the literal sense of tents used in military campaigns (1Kings 20:12,1 Kings 20:16 ; Jeremiah 43:10 ); twice of the thick canopy of Clouds surrounding God (2 Samuel 22:12 ; Psalm 18:11 ) which illustrates the mystery of God; and twice as an image of God's protection (Psalm 27:5 ; Psalm 31:20 ). Elsewhere in modern translations, pavilion appears in poetic passages: a pavilion for the sun (Psalm 19:5 NIV); God's pavilion of Clouds ( Job 36:29 NAS, REB, NIV, NRSV); a pavilion protecting Jerusalem from heat and rain ( Isaiah 4:5 , RSV)
Intemperance - This is the general idea of it; but we may observe, that whatever indulgence undermines the health, impairs the senses, inflames the passions, Clouds and sullies the reason, perverts the judgment, enslaves the will or in any way disorders or debilitates the faculties, may be ranked under this vice
Transcend - ) To rise above; to surmount; as, lights in the heavens transcending the region of the Clouds
Brickfielder - It blew across the Brickfields, formerly so called, a district of Sydney, and carried Clouds of dust into the city
Rift - ) To cleave; to rive; to split; as, to rift an oak or a rock; to rift the Clouds
Firmament - This expansion is properly the atmosphere, which encompasses the globe on all sides, and separates the water in the Clouds from that on the earth
Second Coming, the - At the Second Coming of Christ every eye will see Him (Revelation 1:7) as He descends from heavens in the Clouds (Matthew 24:30; Mark 14:6)
Messenger - You gray lines ...
That fret the Clouds, are messengers of day
Firmament - The original, therefore, does not convey the sense of solidity, but of stretching, extension; the great arch of expanse over our heads, in which are placed the atmosphere and the Clouds, and in which the stars appear to be placed, and are really seen
Cloud - These are compared to Clouds of dust that are raised on a country road when a traveler passes by. caught up through the Clouds when we go to meet our Lord. It may be figurative indicating that there will be a group or a "cloud" caught up from the different communities, cities, and cemeteries, there being so many that they will resemble Clouds
North - 'the scattering': regarding the north wind as scattering the Clouds and bringing severe cold
Threatening - Indicating something impending as, the weather is threatening the Clouds have a threatening aspect
Hereafter - In Matthew 26:64 ‘Hereafter shall ye see the Son of Man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the Clouds of heaven,’ the meaning of ‘hereafter’ is ‘from this time’ (RV Blue-Skylaw - A law enacted to provide for the regulation and supervision of investment companies in order to protect the public against companies that do not intend to do a fair and honest business and that offer investments that do not promise a fair return; - so called because the promises made by some investment companies are as boundless or alluring as the blue sky, or, perhaps, because designed to clear away the Clouds and fogs from the simple investor's horizon
Disperse - ) To separate; to go or move into different parts; to vanish; as, the company dispersed at ten o'clock; the Clouds disperse
Rapture of the Saints - A term often applied to the 'catching up' in the Clouds of the saints, including both those raised from among the dead, and those who will be alive on the earth at that time, to meet the Lord in the air at His coming, according to 1 Thessalonians 4:16,17
Cloud - ) To grow cloudy; to become obscure with Clouds; - often used with up. ) To overspread or hide with a cloud or Clouds; as, the sky is clouded
Mist - Translation of several Hebrew and Greek terms with a combined range of meaning including subterranean water, fog, and Clouds
Obstruct - ) To be, or come, in the way of; to hinder from passing; to stop; to impede; to retard; as, the bar in the harbor obstructs the passage of ships; Clouds obstruct the light of the sun; unwise rules obstruct legislation
Womb - Womb of the morning, in Scripture, the Clouds, which distill dew supposed to be emblematic of the church bringing forth multitudes to Christ
Scatter - ) To be dispersed or dissipated; to disperse or separate; as, Clouds scatter after a storm
Scud - ) Loose, vapory Clouds driven swiftly by the wind
Agate - Its variegations are sometimes most beautifully disposed, representing plants, trees, rivers, Clouds, &c
Rainbow - Others, however (as Delitzsch, Commentary on Pentateuch), think that it "appeared then for the first time in the vault and Clouds of heaven
Moon - So when worldliness enters and Clouds the church, the light of her testimonies obscured
Clearness - Freedom from fogs or Clouds openness as the clearness of the sky
Fatness - ...
The Clouds drop fatness
Agate - Its colors are delicately arranged in stripes or bands, or blended in Clouds
Agate - Its colors are delicately arranged in stripes or bands, or blended in Clouds
Obscure - Thick Clouds obscure the day. To hide from the view as, Clouds obscure the sun
Diana - An image of her was said to have fallen from heaven, or to have been formed of wood or ebony which fell from the Clouds
Window - The Clouds are metaphorically called the "windows of heaven" (Genesis 7:11 ; Malachi 3:10 )
Clouds - Clouds are the symbol of armies and multitudes, probably by their grand and majestic movements, Isaiah 60:8 Jeremiah 4:13 Hebrews 12:1
Cloud - The shelter given, and refreshment of rain promised, by Clouds give them their peculiar prominence in Oriental imagery
Firmament - The original therefore does not convey the sense of solidity, but of stretching, extension the great arch or expanse over our heads, in which are placed the atmosphere and the Clouds, and in which the stars appear to be placed, and are really seen
Darkness - A day of Clouds and thick darkness
Hail - Particles of ice falling from the Clouds
Above - ) In a higher place; overhead; into or from heaven; as, the Clouds above
Rain - the vapours exhaled by the sun, which descend from the Clouds to water the earth, Ecclesiastes 11:3
Lace - ...
Do lace the severing Clouds in yonder east
Darkness - When the psalmist (Psalm 97:2 ) describes the inscrutable nature of God's workings among the sons of men, he says, "Clouds and darkness are round about him. The "day of darkness" in Joel 2:2 , caused by Clouds of locusts, is a symbol of the obscurity which overhangs all divine proceedings
Morning - ) where, speaking of Christ, he saith, "And he shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun ariseth, even a morning without Clouds. So that when, in the eternal council of peace, he arose, to enlighten the Gentiles, and to be the glory of his people Israel, he arose, as this Scripture represents him, as "the tight of the morning, when the sun ariseth, even a morning without Clouds. A morning without Clouds is a strong figure to denote Christ's person, and not more strong than just; for the glories of the Lord Jesus Christ are complete glories; nothing enters into them of an opposite quality. Surely no figure comes up to our Lord Jesus with an exactness more full and complete than the beautiful one the Holy Ghost hath given by his servant David, "he shall be as the light of the morning when the sun riseth, eveen a morning without Clouds!"...
Think of Jesus under this sweet figure, I beseech you, reader; yea, never lose sight of him if possible
Lethargy of Soul - Comparatively few of our hearers are destroyed by outrageous and flaming vices, such as blasphemy, theft, drunkenness, or uncleanness; but crowds of them are perishing by that deadly smoke of indifference which casts its stifling Clouds of carelessness around them, and sends them asleep into everlasting destruction
Heaven - The first, however, apparently refers to the atmospheric heavens of the fowl (Hosea 2:18) and Clouds (Daniel 7:13)
Threaten - To exhibit the appearance of something evil or unpleasant approaching as, the Clouds threaten us with rain or a storm
North - And so we have found it come to pass that the Clouds of a golden hue always followed upon a north wind, and indicated a clear day; and as in the times of the Savior, we could always say when it was evening, It will be fair weather, for the sky is red,'" Matthew 16:2
Dust - ) Fine, dry particles of earth or other matter, so comminuted that they may be raised and wafted by the wind; that which is crumbled too minute portions; fine powder; as, Clouds of dust; bone dust
Morning - It may also represent the coming of our Lord, which is described as "a morning without Clouds
Mirth - Mirth is like a flash of lightning, that breaks through a gloom of Clouds, and glitters for a moment; cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity
Heaven - The air or atmosphere, where Clouds gather
Thickness - The state of being thick denseness density as the thickness of fog, vapor or Clouds
Scatter - The Clouds scatter after a storm
Eternal Things And Fleeting - The Clouds rise with peaks and summits, all apparently as solid, and certainly as glistening, as the snow-clad Alps, so that the clearest eye might readily be deceived
Evening - It may be taken also as a picture of the fact that our time on earth is the evening time, followed by the morning in glory, a morning without Clouds
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The Clouds are figuratively called the "bottles of heaven" ( Job 38:37 )
Air - There are two remarkable references to the air: one, that at the Rapture of the saints the raised dead and the living will be caught up into the Clouds, and will meet the Lord in the air, 1 Ride - 19:1) is an interesting parallel to the Ugaritic text’s reference to the god Baal as “a rider on the Clouds
Rainbow - The 'bow set in the Clouds' was given by God to Noah as a token that He would not again destroy the world by a flood
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Sublime thoughts, which tower above the Clouds
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The air or atmosphere, where Clouds gather; ...
The firmament, in which the sun, moon and stars are fixed; ...
The upper heaven, the abode of God and his angels, the invisible realm of holiness and happiness the home of the children of God
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The Clouds pouring down water are figuratively "the bottles of heaven" (Job 38:37). "Who can stay (rather, incline, so as to empty out and pour) the bottles of heaven?" the rain filled Clouds
Prince - The word, which is found 4 times, means “clouds”: “Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift is like Clouds and wind without rain” ( Cloud - Some interpreters suppose that there were two Clouds, one to enlighten, the other to shade, the camp. It is common in Scripture, when mentioning God's appearing, to represent him as encompassed with Clouds, which serve as a chariot, and contribute to veil his dreadful majesty, Job 22:14 ; Isaiah 19:1 ; Matthew 17:5 ; Matthew 24:30 , &c; Psalms 18:11-12 ; Psalms 97:2 ; Psalms 104:3 . The Son of God, at his second advent, is described as descending upon Clouds, Matthew 24:30 ; Luke 11:27 ; Revelation 14:14-16
Discontent: Chronic With Some - Clouds and darkness are over their heads, alike whether it rain or shine
Summer - ’ These last from April, through the harvest in the end of May, the threshing and winnowing that follow, and the gathering of the fruits in August and September, until the Clouds of October herald the coming of rains and cold
Prosperity: Evils of - He is smothered, his clothes are white, his eyes smart, the grit even grates between his teeth and finds its way down his throat; welcome are the rain Clouds, as they promise to abate the nuisance
Distill - The Clouds distill water on the earth
Mist - have nephelai, "clouds" (AV)
Rack - ) Thin, flying, broken Clouds, or any portion of floating vapor in the sky. ) To fly, as vapor or broken Clouds
Belt - ) One of certain girdles or zones on the surface of the planets Jupiter and Saturn, supposed to be of the nature of Clouds
Swelling - These are Clouds without water, and wells that are dry
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The “horses” of God are the storm Clouds with which he treads upon the sea ( Crane - Aristophanes curiously observes, that "it is time to sow when the crane migrates clamouring into Africa; she also bids the mariner suspend his rudder and take his rest, and the mountaineer to provide himself with raiment;" and Hesiod, "When thou hearest the voice of the crane, clamouring annually from the Clouds on high, recollect that this is the signal for ploughing, and indicates the approach of showery winter
Window - An aperture or rather the Clouds or water-spouts
Clear - Free from Clouds, or fog serene as a clear day. To remove any thing that obscures, as Clouds or fog to make bright as, to clear the sky sometimes followed by up. To become free from Clouds or fog to become fair often followed by up, off, or away as, the sky clears the weather clears up it clears away it clears off
Mulberry Trees - "Angels tread light, and He that can walk upon the Clouds can, when He pleases, walk on the tops of the trees
How - Thick Clouds put us in some hope of land knowing how that part of the South Sea was utterly unknown
Produce - ) To bring forth, as young, or as a natural product or growth; to give birth to; to bear; to generate; to propagate; to yield; to furnish; as, the earth produces grass; trees produce fruit; the Clouds produce rain
Seeing - It is said in Exodus 20:18 , that the Israelites saw voices, thunder, lightning, the sounding of the trumpet, and the whole mountain of Sinai covered with Clouds, or smoke
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Divination was of several kinds: by water, fire, earth, air; by the fight of birds, and their singing; by lots, dreams, arrows, Clouds, entrails of sacrifices, pretended communication with spirits, etc
Turtle, Turtle-Dove - Return in the second week of April, and Clouds of doves are feeding on the clovers of the plain
West - The observed connexion between western Clouds and rain led Christ to remark on the strange inattention to the spiritual trend of the times (Luke 12:56)
Firmament - It includes the atmosphere immediately round the earth, in which the birds fly, and which bears up the Clouds (Genesis 1:6-7; Genesis 1:20; in Genesis 1:14 it also comprises the region in which the sun, moon, and stars are seen)
Dagon - The name probably was derived originally from the word for grain, or possibly from a word for Clouds
Flake - A small collection of snow, as it falls from the Clouds or from the air a little bunch or cluster of snowy crystals, such as fall in still moderate weather
Heavy - ) Dark with Clouds, or ready to rain; gloomy; - said of the sky
Faint - Gilded Clouds, while we gaze on them, faint before the eye
Hail - Masses of ice or frozen vapor, falling from the Clouds in showers or storms
Black - ) In a less literal sense: Enveloped or shrouded in darkness; very dark or gloomy; as, a black night; the heavens black with Clouds
Empty - The Clouds empty themselves on the earth
Scatter - According to Job, “the Clouds scatter his lightning” (Job 37:11, RSV)
Cloud - So the psalmist wrote that God was surrounded by “clouds and darkness” (Job 26:8, the storm cloud is said to be God’s: “He bindeth up the waters in his thick Clouds; and the cloud is not rent under them
Affliction: Effects of in Different People - But when the Clouds have poured out their torrents in summer, when the winds have spent their fury, and the sun breaks forth again in glory, all things seem to rise with renewed loveliness from their refreshing bath
Rapture - The first phase will be a secret coming in Clouds to rapture the church
Shed - ) To part with; to throw off or give forth from one's self; to emit; to diffuse; to cause to emanate or flow; to pour forth or out; to spill; as, the sun sheds light; she shed tears; the Clouds shed rain
Academics - Jesus Christ, therefore, is with great propriety called the Day Spring from on High, the Sun of Righteousness, that arose upon a benighted world to dispel the Clouds of ignorance and error, and discover to lost man the path of happiness and heaven
Look - ) To seem; to appear; to have a particular appearance; as, the patient looks better; the Clouds look rainy
Promise - ) To afford reason to expect; to cause hope or assurance of; as, the Clouds promise rain
Holy Water - Standing where, when the rain is over, one can see the fair Lake of Cucerne brimming with crystal, and the Clouds among the Alpine peaks all charged with moisture, rendered golden by the sun's clear shining, one feels indignant at the idea that the little driblets of nastiness in yonder pots and shells should be venerated, and all nature's reservoirs accounted common or unclean
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1 Thessalonians 5:4 (b) By this is indicated the time when our Lord shall return to earth as the Sun of Righteousness to scatter the Clouds of unbelief and the dark shadows of sin
Heaven - Thus we speak of a mountain reaching to heaven the fowls of heaven the Clouds of heaven hail or rain from heaven
Water - ) The fluid which descends from the Clouds in rain, and which forms rivers, lakes, seas, etc
Day of the Lord - It is often characterised by judgement: "A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of Clouds and of thick darkness
Vary - To be changeable to alter as the varying hues of the Clouds the varying plumage of a dove
Divination - (Isaiah 41:21-24 ; 44:7 ) Moses forbade every species of divination, because a prying into the future Clouds the mind with superstition, and because it would have been an incentive to idolatry
Faithfulness of God - Gill, in the performance of what he has said with respect to the world in general, that it shall not be destroyed by a flood, as it once was, and for a token of it, has set his bow in the Clouds; that the ordinances of heaven should keep their due course, which they have done for almost 6000 years exactly and punctually; that all his creatures should be supported and provided for, and the elements all made subservient to that end, which we find do so according to his sovereign pleasure, Genesis 9:1-29
Rainbow - When the dread storm, in which the lightnings were Jahweh’s arrows and the thunder His voice, was passing, His bow appeared in the Clouds as a sign that His anger was appeased
Passage - Clouds intercept the passage of solar rays
Break - To divide by piercing or penetrating to burst forth as, the light breaks through the Clouds. Psalms 119 ...
To break away, to disengage itself from to rush from also, to dissolve itself or dissipate, as fog or Clouds. To break up, to dissolve itself and separate as a company breaks up a meeting breaks up a fog breaks up but more generally we say, fog, mist or Clouds break away
Ararat - Smith describes the mountains as follows: ...
"We passed very near the base of that noble mountain, which is called by the Armenians Masis, and by Europeans generally Ararat; and for more than twenty days had it constantly in sight, except when obscured by Clouds
Dwelling - ...
References focusing on the transcendency of God include those in which God is said to dwell in Clouds and thick darkness (1 Kings 8:12 ), in a high and holy place (Isaiah 57:15 ), or in light (1 Timothy 6:16 )
Trumpet - There (Matthew 24:31) we read that when the Son of Man comes in the Clouds for the final judgment, He despatches His angels ‘with a loud trumpet’ to gather His elect from the four corners of the earth
Smoke - ), was suggested either by the mephitic fumes emitted from chasms and caverns, or the Clouds of vapour rising from hot springs, or the fire and smoke belched forth by volcances, all of which phenomena seemed to the pre-scientific mind to be connected with a subterranean Hades
Frankincense - Jesus, ascending to heaven with the Clouds while the question is asked "Who is this King of glory?" (Psalms 24:8-10) is the antitype
Heaven - The place where the Clouds are seen ( Genesis 7:11)
Crack - To utter a loud or sharp sudden sound as, the Clouds crack the whip cracks
Gather - The Clouds gather in the west
Shechinah - His coming again with Clouds and fire is the antitype of this Shekinah (Matthew 26:64; Luke 21:27; Acts 1:9; Acts 1:11; Acts 2Th_1:7-8; Revelation 1:7)
Eagle - The march of Nebuchadnezzar against Jerusalem, is predicted in similar terms: "Behold, he shall come up as Clouds, and his chariots as a whirlwind: his horses are swifter than eagles," Jeremiah 4:13 48:40 49:22 Hosea 8:1
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The Bible’s metaphorical use of the “backs” of the Clouds and the waves of the sea gives problems to translators: “I will ascend above the heights [1] of the Clouds; I will be like the most High” ( Advent, Second - The above passage in 1Thessalonians says that the saints will be caught up in the Clouds to meet the Lord in the air. It will be a meeting far too sacred for the eyes of the wicked to behold — it will be in the Clouds
Marriage - Collectively, we will enjoy this precious mutual event some day above the Clouds when all the Church of GOD is united together, differences are forgotten, sectarian lines are eliminated, and the saints go marching in to the marriage supper of the Lamb
Heaven - This blessing will be full when the kingdom of the heavens is established in the Son of man, and He will come in the Clouds of heaven
Dash - Collision a violent striking of two bodies as the dash of Clouds
Fret - Yon gray lines that fret the Clouds are messengers of day
Foot - 18:9) and Clouds of dust beneath His “feet” ( Sail - As is a wing'd messenger from heaven, when he bestrides the lazy pacing Clouds, and sails upon the bosom of the air
Flush - ) Any tinge of red color like that produced on the cheeks by a sudden rush of blood; as, the flush on the side of a peach; the flush on the Clouds at sunset
Caiaphas - The depositions of certain false witnesses being insufficient to justify a sentence of death against him, and Jesus continuing silent, Caiaphas, as high priest, said to him, "I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou art the Christ, the Son of God!" To this adjuration, so solemnly made by the superior judge, Jesus answered, "Thou hast said; nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the Clouds of heaven
Heaven - In the Bible, means primarily the region of the air and Clouds, and of the planets and stars, but chiefly the world of holy bliss above the visible heavens
Consume - This nuance is used especially of Clouds: “As the cloud is consumed and vanisheth away …” (Job 7:9)
Over - ) Above, or higher than, in place or position, with the idea of covering; - opposed to under; as, Clouds are over our heads; the smoke rises over the city
Regard - He that regardeth the Clouds shall not reap
Locust, - 424): "With the burning south winds (of Syria) there come from the interior of Arabia and from the most southern parts of Persia Clouds of locusts ( Acridium peregrinum ), whose ravages to these countries are as grievous and nearly as sudden as those of the heaviest hail in Europe
Whirlwind - "The Lord hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the Clouds are the dust of his feet," Nahum 1:3 . Astonishing quantities of the finer particles of this sand were carried up by the wind, and filled the whole atmosphere, where, at a great height, they were borne along by the tempest, and seemed to be real Clouds, although of a reddish hue; while the heavier particles, descending again, presented, at a distance, the appearance of mist or driving rains
Eagle - ...
[And as the king of birds, and tawny, armour-bearer of the Thunderer, cherishes with anxious care his unfledged, and as yet feeble young, and gratifies their appetite with rich prey: presently, when their downy wings have increased in strength, a milder air calls them forth, with expanded plumage he invites them, and receives them hesitating on his back, and sustains them on his shoulders, and with easy flight is borne over the fields, fearing for his burden, and yet with a moderated effort trying the rowing of their wings, and furling with his pinions his curved sails, he glides through the low regions beneath the Clouds. Jeremiah when he beheld in vision the march of Nebuchadnezzar cried, "Behold, he shall come up as Clouds, and his chariots shall be as a whirlwind. In his daring excursions he is said to leave the Clouds of heaven, and regions of thunder, and lightning, and tempest, far beneath him, and to approach the very limits of ether
Bank - ) A mound, pile, or ridge of earth, raised above the surrounding level; hence, anything shaped like a mound or ridge of earth; as, a bank of Clouds; a bank of snow
Olivet Discourse, the - He will come in the Clouds with great power (Acts 1:9-11 )
Transfiguration, the - Clouds represent divine presence
Locust - Their voracious onslaught is referred to in Isaiah 33:4 , and their sudden disappearance when they rise in Clouds to seek new fields for destruction is mentioned in Nahum 3:17
Rain - After a rain, the Clouds should disappear, and the sun should shine again
Fly - To pass or move in air, by the force of wind or other impulse as, Clouds and vapors fly before the wind
Winds - The sky is covered with Clouds, and pale lightning play through the air; but there is no rain, thunder, or wind
Over - Above in place or position opposed to below as the Clouds over our heads
Rain - " (Hosea 2:21-23) It is in vain for the men of Jezreel to expect the corn, and oil, and fruits of the earth, if the Lord restrain the Clouds of heaven and the rain, that they withhold their fatness. It is in vain for the earth to cry to the heavens to send the rain, if the Lord of heaven gives not his commands to the Clouds to answer the wants of nature. " Surely every redeemed soul that knoweth what these things mean must be constrained to say with David: "He is as the light of the morning when the sun ariseth, even a morning without Clouds; as the tender grass springing out of the earth, by clear shining after other beauties in the Scriptures concerning divine things, which are described under the similitude of rain;" but I must not enlarge, and therefore can only make reference to the Scriptures themselves
Heaven - The Clouds serve a similar rain-producing function, so that KJV often translates the Hebrew word for “clouds” as “sky” (Deuteronomy 33:26 ; Psalm 57:10 ; Isaiah 45:8 ; Jeremiah 51:9 ; compare Psalm 36:6 ; Psalm 108:4 )
Coming Again - As the Clouds of danger gathered, and a violent death loomed in view, He began to speak with growing frequency of a marvellous and triumphant return, in which His living presence and power would be gloriously revealed. The course of events which was to culminate in the ruin of Jerusalem was to be the first startling revelation of His victorious energy in asserting His supremacy in the affairs of men and nations; and this is apparently suggested, in vivid figurative language, by the statement to the high priest, ‘Henceforth’—from this time onward—‘ye shall see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of power, and coming in the Clouds of heaven’ (Matthew 26:64), as if a process of judicial and retributive manifestations of His power in human history would then begin
Blow - ...
To blow over, to pass away without effect to cease or be dissipated as, the storm or the Clouds are blown over
Sin (2) - "Clouds without water" (Judges 1:12; Proverbs 22:8; Jeremiah 2:5; Romans 8:20)
Hermon - " But a Hermon dew was a dew such as falls there, the snow on the summit condensing the summer vapors which float in the higher air, and causing light Clouds to hover round and abundant dew to fall on it, while the air is elsewhere without a cloud and the whole country parched
Night - The answer in this verse reminds the inquirer of the fact that there is a morning coming, a morning without Clouds
High - Rising, or having risen, or being far above the earth elevated lofty as a high flight the Clouds are high in the atmosphere
Cloud - Clouds in the air, I detain not the reader to notice, but the ministry of the cloud in the church of God, when the people went out of Egypt
Light - In the Hebrew mind the “day” began at the rising of the sun: “And he shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun riseth, even a morning without Clouds; as the tender grass springeth out of the earth by clear shining after rain” ( Feet - When Clouds of dust arise in the road, we know that someone is coming along the way. So, Clouds of trouble in the life of a believer tell us that GOD is near
Matthew, Gospel According to - He was the supernatural Son of Man, who was to come upon the Clouds of heaven (Matthew 16:28, Matthew 26:64, Matthew 24:30), and to sit upon the throne of His glory to judge all men (Matthew 16:28, Matthew 19:28, Matthew 25:31). After His ascension He would come as Son of Man upon the Clouds of heaven (Matthew 16:21 Matthew 19:28, Matthew 24:30), would send His angels to gather together the elect (Matthew 24:31, Matthew 13:41), and would sit on the throne of His glory (Matthew 16:28, Matthew 19:28, Matthew 5:21-48). How else could He come upon the Clouds of heaven? And His disciples were to preach the good news of the coming Kingdom (Matthew 10:7, Matthew 24:14) among all nations, making disciples by baptism (Matthew 28:19). of the true sons of the Kingdom (Matthew 13:38), who were to await His coming on the Clouds of heaven, it is natural that a large part of the teaching recorded in the Gospel should concern the qualifications required in those who hoped to enter the Kingdom when it came. But it should be sufficiently obvious that if we ask what meaning they had for the editor of the First Gospel, and why he selected them for insertion in his Gospel, the answer must be that he chose them because he believed that they taught lessons about the Kingdom of the heavens in the sense in which that phrase is used everywhere else in his Gospel, of the Kingdom which was to come when the Son of Man came upon the Clouds of heaven. But how could the functions ascribed to these two ideals be combined? Only if the King passed through death that He might come again on the Clouds to inaugurate His Kingdom
Break - ) To open up; to be scattered; to be dissipated; as, the Clouds are breaking
Element - ’ It should be observed also that the later Jewish angelology conceived these different elements and all the heavenly bodies as animated by living spirits, so that there were angels of the waters, the winds, the Clouds, the hail, the frost, and the various seasons of the year
Despondency - ‘Like some great pillar elevated on a mountain, when the thunder-clouds fill the sky, it stands out grim and dark; and then, in a moment, the strong wind sweeps these away, and the sunlight smites it, and it shines out white and lustrous
Walk - He “walks” on the Clouds ( Heaven - The earth was where they lived and the heavens were the skies above, the place of the sun, moon, stars, Clouds and birds (Genesis 1:1; Genesis 1:17; Genesis 1:20; Genesis 15:5; Deuteronomy 4:19; 1 Kings 18:45; Matthew 5:18; Hebrews 11:12)
Romans, Epistle to the - (Acts 19:1-3 ) As time advanced and better-instructed teachers arrived the Clouds would gradually clear away, fill at length the presence of the great apostle himself at Rome dispersed the mists of Judaism which still hung about the Roman church
Mourning - The idea in the writer’s mind in Revelation 1:7 (‘Behold, he cometh with the Clouds, and every eye shall see him, and they that pierced him, and all the tribes of the earth shall mourn over him’) was probably the mourning of guilt, regret, and shame-there was no need to mourn a living Christ returning in glory
Glory - ...
The glory of the unseen God...
Revelations of God’s majesty and power, such as through Clouds, fire and lightning, were revelations of his glory (Exodus 16:10; Exodus 24:16-17; Leviticus 9:23-24; Psalms 29:3-4; Psalms 29:7-9; Habakkuk 3:3-4)
Seal - God providentially uses Clouds to block out the otherwise helpful presence of stars
Remove, Depart - Nesi’im occurs 4 times with the meaning “damp, fog, hovering Clouds” ( Second Coming of Christ - But when he comes back he will be "coming in Clouds with great power and glory" (Mark 13:26 ). 27); he will be seen "sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the Clouds of heaven" (14:62). ...
Right to the end of his life Jesus firmly enunciated the idea that he would come again, for at his examination before Caiaphas he said, "you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the Clouds of heaven" (Mark 14:62 ). This will be seen also in the mourning of "all the nations of the earth" when they "see the Son of Man coming on the Clouds of the sky, with power and great glory" (Matthew 24:30 ; in Luke Jesus speaks on "the day the Son of Man is revealed, " Luke 17:30 ). In the opening of Revelation we read, "he is coming with the Clouds, and every eye will see him" (1:7) and from then on right through the book we are left in no doubt as to the majesty of the Christ whose place is supreme in heaven, but who will come back to this earth
Deluge - Let us be satisfied with the sources which Moses gives us, namely, the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the waters rushed out from the hidden abyss of the bowels of the earth, and the Clouds poured down their rain incessantly
Stretch Out - This is a figure of the presence of thick Clouds: “He bowed the heavens also, and came down: and darkness was under his feet” ( Lie - ...
Another special nuance is “to put something on its side”: “Who can number the Clouds in wisdom? Or who can [7] the bottles of heaven, when the dust groweth into hardness, and the clods cleave fast together?” (Job 38:37-38)
Holy Spirit - God used this agent in two ways: as a destructive force that dries up the waters (Hosea 13:15 ), or as the power of God in gathering Clouds to bring the refreshing rain (1 Kings 18:45 )
Look - The Clouds look rainy
King, Christ as - In Daniel's apocalyptic vision, he sees a future divine king—"one like a son of man, coming with the Clouds of heaven. And you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the Clouds of heaven" (Mark 14:61-62 ; cf
Knowledge of God (1) - Our views of things, at present, are obscure, imperfect, partial, and liable to error; but when we arrive to the realms of everlasting light, the Clouds that shadowed our understanding will be removed; we shall behold with amazing clearness the attributes, ways, and works of God; shall perceive more distinctly the design of his dispensations; shall trace with rapture the wonders of nature and grace, and become acquainted with a thousand glorious objects, or which the imagination can as yet have no conception
Canaan - Rain only falls during the autumn, winter, and spring, when it sometimes descends with great violence: the greatest quantity, and that which properly constitutes the rainy season, happening between the autumnal equinox, or somewhat later, and the beginning of December; during which period, heavy Clouds often obscure the sky, and several days of violent rain sometimes succeed each other with winds. The storms, especially in the autumn, are preceded by short but violent gusts of wind, which, from the surface of a parched soil, raise great Clouds of dust; which explains what is meant by, "Ye shall not see wind," 2 Kings 3:7 . The continuation of the same passage likewise implies, that such circumscribed whirlwinds were generally considered as the precursors of rain; a circumstance likewise alluded to by Solomon, who says, "Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift, is like Clouds and wind without rain,"...
Proverbs 25:14 . Such was the cloud, "like a man's hand," which appeared to Elijah, on Mount Carmel; which spread "till the heaven was black with Clouds and wind, and there was a great rain," 1 Kings 18:44
Providence - God directs the seasons (Psalm 104:19 ); the Clouds are His chariot, the winds His messenger (Psalm 104:3 ); He stills the storms and girds the mountain ranges (Psalm 107:29 ; Psalm 65:6 ); everything that hath breath is exhorted to praise the Lord “for his mighty acts” (Psalm 150:2 ,Psalms 150:2,150:6 )
Origenists - It was this Messiah who conversed with the patriarchs under a human form: it was he who appeared to Moses upon the Holy Mount: it was he who spoke to the prophets under a visible appearance: and it is he who will at last come in triumph upon the Clouds to restore the universe to its primitive splendour and felicity
Ascension - Our Lord’s predictions of the Second Coming ‘on the Clouds’ ( Matthew 24:30 ; Matthew 26:64 ; cf
Presence - The Parousia or Second Coming of the Lord shaped itself to the imagination of primitive believers as a quasi-physical appearance of the Lord in glory and great power ‘in the Clouds’ and with a retinue of ‘holy angels’ (1 Thessalonians 4:17; cf. Revelation 1:7 ‘He cometh with the Clouds; and every eye shall see him’; also Matthew 16:27 f
Son of Man - On being asked concerning Jesus who was crucified, he answered in a loud voice, ‘Why do ye ask me about Jesus the Son of Man? He is now sitting in the heavens, on the right hand of the great Power, and is about to come on the Clouds of heaven’ (Historia Ecclesiastica (Eusebius, etc
Water - Water is put for children or posterity, Numbers 24:7 ; Isaiah 48:1 ; for the Clouds, Psalms 104:3
Lebanon - On either side, he first discovers, at a great distance, a clouded ridge, stretching from north to south, as far as the eye can see; the central summits of which are capped with Clouds, or tipped with snow
Heaven - It is in this sense also that we read of the dew of heaven, the Clouds of heaven, and the wind of heaven
Locust - In the middle of April, their numbers were so vastly increased, that in the heat of the day they formed themselves into large and numerous swarms, flew in the air like a succession of Clouds, and as the prophet Joel expresses it, they darkened the sun
Son of Man - On being asked concerning Jesus who was crucified, he answered in a loud voice, ‘Why do ye ask me about Jesus the Son of Man? He is now sitting in the heavens, on the right hand of the great Power, and is about to come on the Clouds of heaven’ (Historia Ecclesiastica (Eusebius, etc
Magic, Divination, And Sorcery - ) By the observation of the Clouds . The Clouds were carefully studied by diviners among the Chaldæans, and the word ônçn seems to indicate this practice as existing among the Hebrews and Philistines ( Isaiah 2:5 ; see Cheyne, Isaiah , vol. Perhaps it meant the bringing of Clouds by magic arts, as in Jeremiah 14:22 (see Delitzsch on Isaiah 2:6 )
Heaven, Heavens, Heavenlies - The phenomena of weather occur in the atmospheric heaven, including rain (Deuteronomy 11:11 ; Acts 14:17 ), snow (Isaiah 55:10 ), dew (Daniel 4:23 ), frost (Job 38:29 ), wind (Psalm 135:7 ), Clouds (Psalm 147:8 ), thunder (1 Samuel 2:10 ), and hail (Job 38:22 ). Believers look for the return of Christ in the Clouds of heaven (Mark 14:62 ; Acts 1:11 ; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 )
Eschatology - On the other hand, there was the purely apocalyptic conception of a heavenly Being descending, like Daniel’s Son of Man, from the Clouds of heaven, endowed with supernatural powers, and presiding as God’s viceroy at the Great Judgment. So the Messiah is about to come again immediately in glory on the Clouds of heaven to judge all mankind (Acts 1:11; Acts 10:42; Acts 17:31; Acts 24:25, James 5:8-9; 1 Peter 4:5) and to destroy the apostate city of Jerusalem and the inhabitants thereof (Acts 6:14)
Son of Man - In one of his night visions, the prophet saw “one like a son of man” (NAS) come on the Clouds of heaven to appear before the throne of God
Sorcery - It is applied to making the wind blow in a certain direction, causing storms and disasters; bringing on darkness; manipulating the rain-clouds, etc
Fire - " (Psalms 104:4) And the Psalmist elsewhere speaks of the chariots of God as chariots of fire, when at the Lord's brightness that"was before him, thick Clouds passed, hail stones, and coals of fire
Jonah, Theology of - He can remove the Clouds and make the sun bear down with all its force (4:8)
Solomon - The bright day of Solomon's glory ended in Clouds and darkness
Jesus, the Lord - It is revealed that He will descend from heaven into the Clouds to receive His own to Himself: the living changed and the dead raised in glory will be caught up to meet Him in the air
Judgment, Last - Some suppose it will be in the air, because the Judge will come in the Clouds of heaven, and the living saints will then be changed, and the dead saints raised, and both be caught up to meet the Lord in the air, 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17
Allegory - Sometimes the principal or figurative idea is exhibited to the attentive eye with a constant and equal light; and sometimes it unexpectedly glares upon us, and breaks forth with sudden and astonishing coruscations, like a flash of lightning bursting from the Clouds
Epicureans - Against the diseases of the mind philosophy provides sufficient antidotes; the virtues are its instruments for this purpose; the radical spring of which is prudence, or wisdom, and this instructs men to free their understanding from the Clouds of prejudice; to exercise temperance and fortitude in the government of themselves; and to practise justice toward all others
Science (2) - Rabbi Joshua, for instance, gives the following account of rain: ‘The Clouds ascend to the heights of the heavens, then stretch themselves out like a sponge and take up the rain-water; but having holes in them like a sieve, they let the water fall through on to the earth in drops. The Rabbis explained thunder as the crashing together of Clouds, or as the splitting of ice in the Clouds when struck by the hot lightning
Sea of Galilee - This sometimes occurs till well on in May; while, on the other hand, a hot south wind will sometimes blow up the Ghor (Jordan Valley) in April, bringing with it Clouds of dust which dim the sunlight and darken the hills, giving one a premature sensation of the summer’s glow. In October and November, small Clouds, scarcely larger than a man’s hand, gather on Tabor, Jebel Jarmuk, and the other hills of Upper Galilee. The present writer has personally watched the Wady Rabadḯyeh and the Wady Leimôn, both of which cross the Plain of Gennesaret, as they became in an incredibly short time changed from little more than dry, stony river-beds to impassable foaming torrents; and, when the hills have been dark with Clouds, has heard the warning given to get over these wadys ‘before the stream comes down
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Apocalyptic literature lends itself more readily to Messianic ideas, and these find full expression in the Book of Enoch, where—in the ‘Similitudes’—the descriptions of the Messiah who appears in Clouds as the Son of Man are assigned by Dr. This is unlike Daniel (Daniel 7:3; Daniel 7:13), where the four beasts come up from the sea, but the ‘one like unto a son of man’ from the Clouds. But since she is above the Clouds or beyond the sea, no man can be expected to reach so far
Day of the Lord, God, Christ, the - Joel depicts it as a day of Clouds and thick darkness (2:2). Zephaniah's description (1:15-16a) is vivid as he mixes direct description and metaphor: ...
That day will be a day of wrath, A day of distress and anguish A day of trouble and ruin, A day of darkness and gloom, A day of Clouds and blackness A day of trumpet and battle cry
Thessalonians, Epistles to the - Here we learn that at the Lord's coming, with an assembling shout, the dead in Christ shall rise first, and then, in company with those saints who are alive, they will be caught away in the Clouds to meet the Lord in the air, prior to coming with Him in glory
Ecbatana - On our right, the receding vale was varied, at short distances, with numberless castellated villages rising from amidst groves of the noblest trees; while the great plain itself stretched northward and eastward to such far remoteness, that its mountain boundaries appeared like Clouds upon the horizon
Triumphs - After obtaining a complete victory over all his enemies, he ascended in splendour and triumph into his Father's presence on the Clouds of heaven, the chariots of the Most High, thousands of holy angels attending in his train; he led the devil and all his angels, together with sin, the world, and death, as his spoils of war, and captives in chains, and exposed them to open contempt and shame, in the view of all his angelic attendants, triumphing like a glorious conqueror over them, in virtue of his cross, upon which he made complete satisfaction for sin, and by his own strength, without the assistance of any creature, destroyed him that had the power of death, that is, the devil
Poetry of the Hebrews - " "Clouds and darkness are round about him," sung the one; the other replied, "Judgment and righteousness are the habitation of his throne. Such is the following fine comparison, introduced to describe the happy influence of good government upon a people, in what are called the last words of David: "He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God; and he shall be as the light of the morning when the sun riseth, even a morning without Clouds; as the tender grass springing out of the earth, by clear shining after rain," 2 Samuel 23:3
God, Name of - Isaiah most clearly takes this step: "See, the Name of the Lord comes from afar, with burning anger and dense Clouds of smoke" (Isaiah 30:27 )
Canaan - The variations of sunshine, Clouds, and rain, which with us extend throughout the year, are in Palestine confined chiefly to the winter or rainy season
King (2) - ) had prophesied, was to come in the Clouds of heaven at the end of the age
Blasphemy (2) - According to Matthew 26:65 and Mark 14:63-64 when Jesus, after being adjured by the high priest to declare if He were the Christ, declared that they would ‘see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of power and coming with the Clouds of heaven,’ the high priest treated this as blasphemy, rending his garments as a token of honor at the words
Bethlehem - The atmosphere was remarkably clear and serene; but we saw none of those Clouds of smoke, which, by some writers, are said to exhale from the surface of the lake, nor from any neighbouring mountain
da'Vid - The Clouds from this time gathered over David's fortunes, and henceforward "the sword never departed from his house
Fall - Rain falls from the Clouds a man falls from his horse ripe fruits fall from trees an ox falls into a pit
Apocalyptic Literature - Enoch is carried by storm-clouds to the end of heaven, and there beholds the pre-existing Kingdom of God, the dwellings of the righteous and the elect, and of angels and archangels (39, 40). He then sees the weighing of men’s actions in the balance, the rejection of sinners, the places prepared for the righteous, and certain physical mysteries (lightnings, thunders, winds, hail, mist, Clouds, sun and moon, 41), also the place of Wisdom in heaven (42), and, finally, some more physical mysteries (43, 44)
King, Kingship - Jesus replied, "I am, and you will see the Son of Man sitting at the rights hand of the Mighty One and coming with the Clouds of heaven" (Mark 14:62 )
Providence of God - Sun, moon and stars (Psalm 104:2,19 ; Isaiah 40:26 ; Jeremiah 31:35 ; Matthew 5:45 ), celestial activity (Job 9:7 ; Ezekiel 32:7-8 ; Amos 8:9 ), Clouds (Job 37:15-16 ; Psalm 135:7 ), dew (Genesis 27:28 ), frost (Psalm 147:16 ), hail (Job 38:22 ; Psalm 147:17 ), lightning (2 Samuel 22:13-15 ; Job 36:30,32 ), rain (Deuteronomy 28:12 ; 1 Kings 18:1 ; Job 5:10 ), snow (Job 37:6 ), thunder (Exodus 9:23 ; Jeremiah 10:13 ), and wind (Psalm 147:18 ; Ezekiel 13:13 ) are all subject to God's command
Invitation - There are Clouds on the horizon, and the echo of distant thunders; but the foreground is full of happy figures intent on celebrating the marriage of the soul to its Divine Lover and Friend, and on enjoying the new-found fellowship of God as the Giver of life and salvation
David - And he looked forward to that morning without Clouds
Divination - Thunder, lightning, observing the Clouds, the flight of birds, or the appearance of certain birds, answered their questions
Macarius Magnus, Magnes, a Writer - the Clouds by which Paul expected to be caught up mean angels (p
Targums - ’ But this Targum paraphrases the verse in a roundabout way, and says that ‘Jehovah revealed Himself in the Clouds of the glory of His Shekinah,’ thus avoiding what in the original text appeared to detract from the dignity of the Almighty
Tabernacle - (3) The pillar of cloud and of fire was the best possible symbol of the living God,--a cloud, bright, glowing like the sunset Clouds, glorious, beautiful, mysterious, self-poised, heavenly; fire, immaterial, the source of life and light and comfort and cheer, but yet unapproachable, terrible, a consuming fire to the wicked
Knowledge - Paul conceives of the glory of God as having been long concealed by the Clouds of earth, but at last having shone forth in undimmed splendour; and those who believe that Jesus is the Lord receive a vision of God’s glory that illuminates all life, history, and experience
Man - 7:13-14: “I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man [4] came with the Clouds of heaven
Almighty - He bindeth up the waters in the thick Clouds, and the cloud is not rent under them; he hath compassed the waters with bounds until the day and night come to an end
Authority of Christ - The coming of the Son of man in His kingdom was conceived quite definitely by the Apostolic Church as a supernatural visible coming on the Clouds of heaven, and it is a strong measure to assume that in cherishing this hope, by which the NT is inspired from beginning to end, the early Church was completely misapprehending the Master. No one in reading Daniel 7 takes the four great beasts, and the sea out of which they rise, literally; why, then, must we be compelled to take the human form and the Clouds of heaven, literally? The Book of Acts (Acts 2:16-21) sees in the experience of the Church at Pentecost the fulfilment of a prophecy in Joel (Joel 2:30) which speaks of ‘blood and fire and vapour of smoke, of the sun turning into darkness and the moon into blood,’ though no such phenomena actually accompanied the gift of the Spirit
James - " James replied with a loud voice, "Why ask ye me concerning Jesus, the Son of Man? He sitteth at the right hand of power, and will come again on the Clouds of heaven
Confession - Paul’s creed: ‘The living God who created all things sent his Son, Jesus Christ, born of the seed of David, who died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and was buried, who was raised the third day according to the Scriptures and appeared to Cephas and the Twelve, who sat at the right hand of God in the heavens, all rules and authorities and powers being made subject unto him, and is coming on the Clouds of heaven with power and great glory
Advent (2) - Before him appears, coming with the Clouds of heaven, more like unto a son of man,’ and to him is given ever-lasting dominion and a kingdom which small rot be destroyed (Daniel 7:13-14)
Night (2) - At certain seasons in late summer Jesus would be exposed in His nightly vigils to the dense chilly Clouds of mist of which the Song of Songs (Song of Solomon 5:2) speaks: ‘For my head is filled with dew, and my locks with the drops of the night
Insects - Some gnats do not bite, but swarm in dense Clouds numbering perhaps a million
Ecclesiastes, Theology of - Indeed, Qohelet's last words in the book are a sad and moving reflection upon death, describing a person's end using three image clusters: growing old and dying is like watching the storm Clouds move in and ruin a sunny day (12:1-2); it is also like an unmaintained house, slowly falling apart (12:3-5); it is like a severed rope, a broken bowl, a shattered pitcher, and a ruined wheel (12:6)
Man (2) - Other references to this disciple show him as a practical man, who lives on the earth and not in the Clouds, and who withholds his faith and support until plain proof be shown (John 20:24-25)
Psalms - Sometimes it shines with a constant equable light, and sometimes it darts upon us on a sudden, like a flash of lightning from the Clouds
Palestine - The sirocco wind (the “east wind” of Genesis 41:6 and Ezekiel 19:12 ) blowing from the southeast during the transition months (May—June, September—October) brings dust-laden Clouds across the land
Matthew, the Gospel According to - in the Clouds" Daniel 7:13 Matthew 27:9 "The thirty pieces of silver
Omnipresence - If the laying out judiciously and well cultivating a small estate, sowing it with proper grain at the best time of the year, watering it in due season and quantities, and gathering in the fruits when ripe, and laying them up in the best manner,— if all these effects prove the estate to have a manager, and the manager possessed of skill and strength,—certainly the enlightening and warming the whole earth by the sun, and so directing its motion and the motion of the earth as to produce in a constant useful succession day and night, summer and winter, seed time and harvest; the watering the earth continually by the Clouds, and thus bringing forth immense quantities of herbage, grain, and fruits,—certainly all these effects continually produced, must prove that a Being of the greatest power, wisdom, and benevolence is continually present throughout our world, which he thus supports, moves, actuates, and makes fruitful
Gods, Pagan - These myths represent Baal as the storm god with power over rain, wind, and Clouds, and thus over the fertility of the land
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At the beginning John hastens, as is the tendency of all the prophets, to the grand consummation (Revelation 1:7): "Beheld he cometh with Clouds," etc
Holy, Holiness - , dead crops, dry riverbeds, rainless Clouds) into alignment with the wishes of the worshiper
Isidorus, Archbaptist of Seville - Isidore discourses of the days, the night, the seasons, the solstice and equinox, the world and its five zones, heaven and its name, the planets, the waters, the heavens, the nature, size, and course of the sun, the light and course of the moon, the eclipse of sun and moon, the course of the stars, the position of the seven planets, the light of the stars, falling stars, the names of the stars and whether they have any soul, thunder, lightning, the rainbow, Clouds, showers, snow, hail, the nature and names of the winds, the signs of storms, pestilence, the heat, size, and saltness of the ocean, the river Nile, the names of sea and rivers, the position and motion of the earth, mount Etna, and the parts of the earth
Balaam - They are spots in your feasts of charity, feeding themselves without fear; Clouds they are without water; trees without fruit; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever
Red Sea - The Clouds poured out water, the air thundered, thine arrows also went abroad
Plagues of Egypt - They declared him to be the rival of heaven, since he watered the country without the aid of the Clouds and rain
Transfiguration (2) - There is the hypothesis of fraud, according to which Jesus had arranged a secret meeting on the hill, when a peculiar play of light and of Clouds, perhaps also a thunderstorm, caused the disciples to suppose they had perceived the transfiguration of Jesus, and helped them to mistake the two confederates† Anger - The Clouds were already gathering for that consummation which the Apostle was expecting in his own lifetime (1 Thessalonians 4:15)
Government of the Hebrews - God promulgated, from the Clouds of Mount Sinai, the prominent laws for the government of his people, considered as a religious community, Exodus 20
Will - And he who should hope from such doubtful support as his fancied insight into the unknown operations of the divine mind to suspend a system of irrespective decrees, embracing the moral government of the world, would but too much resemble him who should imagine the material globe adequately sustained if upheld by a chain whose highest links were wrapped in Clouds and darkness
Creation - For the "firmament" (Genesis 1:6) translated "the (air) expanse," or sky overhead which supports the Clouds or" waters above the heavens
Miracles - He would still give such signs of unobtrusive mercy as hereto; if they not only still reject them but also His resurrection, there only remains the last condemning sign, the Son of man coming with the Clouds of heaven (Revelation 1:7; Daniel 7:9-13)
Job, Theology of - The Clouds and lightning obey the sovereign command of the true God (37:11-12). Only the Lord (not any so-called god, much less any human) can lift up his voice to command the thunderclouds and to dispatch the lightning (38:34-38)
Jesus Christ - Jesus' ministry in Galilee and the regions to the north of it are described in some detail by the Gospel writers and, although, in general, it was a time of public acclaim by the people, the Clouds of opposition were arising from official quarters in Jerusalem
Eschatology (2) - The Messiah was the Man of Daniel’s vision, the Man of the Clouds
Gospels - ) the hard fact that the Jewish authorities rejected Him; (2) its consequent polemic against the recognized authorities of the Jews; (3) its conception of the Church or Society of the Messiah as consisting of Jews or proselytes still under the authority of the Mosaic Law; (4) its conception of the Kingdom as to be inaugurated shortly when the Messiah returned on the Clouds of heaven
Peter - It necessitated, however, considerable readjustment in his thinking, for the Messiah in whom he now believed was not an earthly figure who would demonstrate the validity of His claims by leading a revolt against the Romans; He was a heavenly apocalyptic Being who would come on the Clouds in glory when the day arrived for the final establishment of God’s rule upon earth
Holy Spirit (2) - It is more hazardous to argue that only in ‘pneumatic’ and abnormal conditions—only in a psychological state extraordinarily and violently elevated above the level of common experience-did Jesus identify Himself with the Son of Man, who after a tragic career on earth was to rise again on the third day, or to come on the Clouds of heaven (Mark 8:31; Mark 9:31; Mark 10:32 ff; Mark 14:62)
Poet - A favourite scene is that of the Son of Man sitting on the Clouds of heaven (Matthew 26:64); but a sublimer picture is that which the same Son of Man draws of Himself standing ashamed among His angels because of the pusillanimous spirit of some of His followers (Mark 8:38)
Jerusalem (2) - wind blows moist off the sea, and in the later summer brings the welcome copious Clouds and, in consequence, the refreshing ‘dews
Christ in the Early Church - ), the colossal figure of Christ stands in the apse, fronting the worshippers, portrayed on a dark-blue ground amid golden-edged Clouds of sunset; His right hand is raised in blessing, His left holds a written scroll
God - " That he is just in the administration of his government: "Shall not the Judge of the whole earth do right?" "Clouds and darkness are round about him; judgment and justice are the habitation of his throne
Jerusalem - You lose yourself among narrow, unpaved streets, here going up hill, there down, from the inequality of the ground; and you walk among Clouds of dust or loose stones
Teaching of the Twelve Apostles - Then shall the world see the Lord coming on the Clouds of heaven
Originality - He must come again as the Christ on the Clouds of heaven to destroy this wicked world and restore Israel
Perfection (of Jesus) - At the visit of the Greeks He said that, were He lifted up, He would draw all men to Him (John 12:32); He told the high priest that He was the Son of God, and that he would see the Son of Man sitting on the right hand of power and coming in the Clouds of heaven (Mark 14:62)
Preaching Christ - The eschatological Christ, coming on the Clouds of heaven, and coming in the lifetime of some who heard His voice, was one expression for Jesus of this absolute significance; and it is as such an expression—that is, as an assurance of the speedy triumph of God’s cause in and through Him, and not in its spectacular detail—that we believe in it