Exodus 40:34

“Then a cloud covered the tent of the congregation, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then a cloud couered the Tent of the Congregation, and the glory of the Lord filled the Tabernacle.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of Jehovah filled the tabernacle.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then the cloud came down covering the Tent of meeting, and the House was full of the glory of the Lord;
- Basic English Bible

And the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of Jehovah filled the tabernacle.
- Darby Bible

Then a cloud covered the tent of the congregation, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.
- Webster's Bible

Then the cloud covered the Tent of Meeting, and the glory of Yahweh filled the tabernacle.
- World English Bible

And the cloud covereth the tent of meeting, and the honour of Jehovah hath filled the tabernacle;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Then the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Exodus 40:34


40:34 As when God had finished this earth, which he designed for man's habitation, he made man, and put him in possession of it; so when Moses had finished the tabernacle, which was designed for God's dwelling - place among men, God came and took possession of it. By these visible tokens of his coming among them, he testified both the return of his favour, which they had forfeited by the golden calf, and his gracious acceptance of their care and pains about the tabernacle. Thus God shewed himself well - pleased with what they had done, and abundantly rewarded them. A cloud covered the tent - The same cloud which, as the chariot or pavilion of the Shechinah, had come up before them out of Egypt, now settled upon the tabernacle, and hovered over it, even in the hottest and clearest day; for it was none of those clouds which the sun scatters. This cloud was intended to be a token of God's presence, constantly visible day and night to all Israel. A protection of the tabernacle: they had sheltered it with one covering upon another, but after all, the cloud that covered it was its best guard: And a guide to the camp of Israel in their march through the wilderness. While the cloud continued on the tabernacle, they rested; when it removed, they removed and followed it, as being purely under a divine conduct. And the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle - The Shechinah now made an awful entry into the tabernacle, passing through the outer part of it into the most holy place, and there seating itself between the cherubim. It was in light and fire, and, for ought we know, no other - wise, that the Shechinah made itself visible. With these the tabernacle was now filled; yet as before the bush, so now the curtains were not consumed, for, to those that have received the anointing, the majesty of God is not destroying. Yet now so dazzling was the light, and so dreadful was the fire, that Moses was not able to enter into the tent of the congregation, at the door of which he attended, till the splendor was a little abated, and the glory of the Lord retired within the veil. But what Moses could not do, our Lord Jesus has done, whom God caused to draw near and approach, and as the fore - runner he is for us entered, and has invited us to come boldly even to the mercy - seat. He was able to enter into the holy place not made with hands; he is himself the true tabernacle, filled with the glory of God, even with that divine grace and truth which were figured by this fire and light. In him the Shechinah took up its rest for ever, for in him dwells all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.


Discussion for Exodus 40

  • A disciple
    "On the first day of the first month shalt thou set up the tabernacle of the tent of the congregation." The Tabernacle being set up in the beginning of the year, is because Jesus is the reason we live; and the sign of God among men, to teach us about His holiness, glory and beauty, providing us a place of mediation, salvation and communion while we are journeying through this wilderness.
  • Gloria D
    One thing for sure is that the children of Isreal sinned against God time after time even wben he proved himself to them time after time. The most beautiful part of it is he gave them a chance to repent and to come on the Lords side. What a mighty God we serve.
  • Dexter Martin
    Exodus to me shows that the people of God were stubborn, they were living in bondage and they wanted to continue living that way, as slaves. They did not believe that God would have brought them out.
  • Joseph Appiah
    We realise from this chapter that the cloud of the glory of God came upon the tabernacle after all the work and instructions given to Moses and the people had been fully executed to completion. This tells us that God will always and only honour total obedience and complete faithfulness to service. There is no tolerance for partial obedience and partial service with the LORD. If we therefore want the glory and honour of the LORD in ourlives and ministries, then it requires complete and total obedience to the WORD OF GOD and to the specific assignment and instructions that HE JEHOVAH has given us as individuals and as a a Church. The question we then need to be asking ourselves is 'are we totally obeying the WORD OF GOD? ' Are you giving total and complete obedience and faithfulness to the specific assignment and instructions the LORD has given us as individuals and as a Church or family?
  • Lovemore sebastain
    we must always seek holyness,, live by it, knowing that our lord is our redeemer.the Israelites rested in the glory of god and moved in the glory of god so must be a christian

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