Pillars of Cloud and Fire

Exodus 13

17 When Pharaoh let the people go, God did n not lead them by way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near. For God said, "Lest the people o change their minds when they see war and return to Egypt." 18 But God p led the people around by the way of the wilderness toward the Red Sea. And the people of Israel went up out of the land of Egypt equipped for battle. 19 Moses took the bones of Joseph with him, for Joseph 1 had made the sons of Israel solemnly swear, saying, q "God will surely visit you, and you shall carry up my bones with you from here." 20 And r they moved on from Succoth and encamped at Etham, on the edge of the wilderness. 21 And s the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead them along the way, and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, that they might travel by day and by night. 22 The pillar of cloud by day and the pillar of fire by night did not depart from before the people.

  1. Cross References
    Psalms 107:7
    He led them by a straight way till they reached a city to dwell in.
  2. Cross References
    Exodus 14:11 - 12
    They said to Moses, "Is it because there are no graves in Egypt that you have taken us away to die in the wilderness? What have you done to us in bringing us out of Egypt?
    Nehemiah 9:17
    They refused to obey and were not mindful of the wonders that you performed among them, but they stiffened their neck and appointed a leader to return to their slavery in Egypt. But you are a God ready to forgive, gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, and did not forsake them.
    Numbers 14:1 - 4
    Then all the congregation raised a loud cry, and the people wept that night.
  3. Cross References
    Exodus 14:2
    Tell the people of Israel to turn back and encamp in front of Pi-hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, in front of Baal-zephon; you shall encamp facing it, by the sea.
    Deuteronomy 32:10
    He found him in a desert land, and in the howling waste of the wilderness; he encircled him, he cared for him, he kept him as the apple of his eye.
    Numbers 33:6 - 49
    And they set out from Succoth and camped at Etham, which is on the edge of the wilderness.
  4. Cross References
    Genesis 50:25
    Then Joseph made the sons of Israel swear, saying, "God will surely visit you, and you shall carry up my bones from here.
    Joshua 24:32
    As for the bones of Joseph, which the people of Israel brought up from Egypt, they buried them at Shechem, in the piece of land that Jacob bought from the sons of Hamor the father of Shechem for a hundred pieces of money. It became an inheritance of the descendants of Joseph.
    Hebrews 11:22
    By faith Joseph, at the end of his life, made mention of the exodus of the Israelites and gave directions concerning his bones.
    Acts 7:16
    And they were carried back to Shechem and laid in the tomb that Abraham had bought for a sum of silver from the sons of Hamor in Shechem.
  5. Cross References
    Exodus 12:37
    And the people of Israel journeyed from Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand men on foot, besides women and children.
    Numbers 33:6
    And they set out from Succoth and camped at Etham, which is on the edge of the wilderness.
  6. Cross References
    Exodus 14:19
    Then the angel of God who was going before the ...
    Exodus 14:24
    And in the morning watch the Lord in the pillar...
    Exodus 40:38
    For the cloud of the Lord was on the tabernacle...
    Numbers 10:34
    And the cloud of the Lord was over them by day,...
    Numbers 14:14
    And they will tell the inhabitants of this land...
    Deuteronomy 1:33
    Who went before you in the way to seek you out ...
    Nehemiah 9:12
    By a pillar of cloud you led them in the day, a...
    Nehemiah 9:19
    You in your great mercies did not forsake them ...
    Psalms 78:14
    In the daytime he led them with a cloud, and al...
    Psalms 99:7
    In the pillar of the cloud he spoke to them; th...
    Psalms 105:39
    He spread a cloud for a covering, and fire to g...
    1 Corinthians 10:1
    For I want you to know, brothers, that our fath...
    Isaiah 4:5
    Then the Lord will create over the whole site o...
    Numbers 9:15 - 23
    On the day that the tabernacle was set up, the ...
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