Clouds

  • Formed from the sea.

    1 Kings 18:44 And it came to pass at the seventh time, that he said, Behold, there ariseth a little cloud out of the sea, like a man's hand. And he said, Go up, say unto Ahab, Prepare thy chariot, and get thee down, that the rain stop thee not.

    Amos 9:6 It is he that buildeth his stories in the heaven, and hath founded his troop in the earth; he that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: The LORD is his name.

  • Are the garment of the sea.

    Job 38:9 When I made the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness a swaddlingband for it,

  • GOD
    • cloud (KJV Dictionary)

    • Established.

      Proverbs 8:28 When he established the clouds above: when he strengthened the fountains of the deep:

    • Balanced in the air.

      Job 37:16 Dost thou know the balancings of the clouds, the wondrous works of him which is perfect in knowledge?

    • Disposed in order.

      Job 37:15 Dost thou know when God disposed them, and caused the light of his cloud to shine?

    • See CLOUD in the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.

    • Brings over the earth.

      Genesis 9:14 And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud:

    • Binds up.

      Job 26:8 He bindeth up the waters in his thick clouds; and the cloud is not rent under them.

    • Spreads out.

      Job 26:9 He holdeth back the face of his throne, and spreadeth his cloud upon it.

    • Bible concordance for CLOUD

    • Scatters.

      Job 37:11 Also by watering he wearieth the thick cloud: he scattereth his bright cloud:

  • Power and wisdom of God exhibited in forming.

    Psalms 135:6 Whatsoever the LORD pleased, that did he in heaven, and in earth, in the seas, and all deep places.

    Psalms 147:5 Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.

    Psalms 147:8 Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains.

  • See Cloud in McClintock and Strong.

  • Power and wisdom of God exhibited in condensing.

    Job 36:27 For he maketh small the drops of water: they pour down rain according to the vapour thereof:

    Job 37:10-11 By the breath of God frost is given: and the breadth of the waters is straitened. 11 Also by watering he wearieth the thick cloud: he scattereth his bright cloud:

  • Made for the glory of God.

    Psalms 148:4 Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that be above the heavens.

  • CALLED THE
    • Clouds of heaven.

      Daniel 7:13 I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him.

      Matthew 24:30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

    • Windows of heaven.

      Genesis 7:11 In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.

      Isaiah 24:18 And it shall come to pass, that he who fleeth from the noise of the fear shall fall into the pit; and he that cometh up out of the midst of the pit shall be taken in the snare: for the windows from on high are open, and the foundations of the earth do shake.

    • Bottles of heaven.

      Job 38:37 Who can number the clouds in wisdom? or who can stay the bottles of heaven,

    • Chambers of God.

      Psalms 104:3 Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: who maketh the clouds his chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind:

      Psalms 104:13 He watereth the hills from his chambers: the earth is satisfied with the fruit of thy works.

    • Waters above the firmament.

      Genesis 1:7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.

    • Dust of God's feet.

      Nahum 1:3 The LORD is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked: the LORD hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet.

  • DIFFERENT KINDS OF, MENTIONED;
    • White.

      Revelation 14:14 And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle.

    • Bright.

      Job 37:11 Also by watering he wearieth the thick cloud: he scattereth his bright cloud:

      Zechariah 10:1 Ask ye of the LORD rain in the time of the latter rain; so the LORD shall make bright clouds, and give them showers of rain, to every one grass in the field.

    • Thick.

      Job 22:14 Thick clouds are a covering to him, that he seeth not; and he walketh in the circuit of heaven.

      Job 37:11 Also by watering he wearieth the thick cloud: he scattereth his bright cloud:

    • Black.

      1 Kings 18:45 And it came to pass in the mean while, that the heaven was black with clouds and wind, and there was a great rain. And Ahab rode, and went to Jezreel.

    • Swift.

      Isaiah 19:1 The burden of Egypt. Behold, the LORD rideth upon a swift cloud, and shall come into Egypt: and the idols of Egypt shall be moved at his presence, and the heart of Egypt shall melt in the midst of it.

    • Great.

      Ezekiel 1:4 And I looked, and, behold, a whirlwind came out of the north, a great cloud, and a fire infolding itself, and a brightness was about it, and out of the midst thereof as the colour of amber, out of the midst of the fire.

    • Small.

      1 Kings 18:44 And it came to pass at the seventh time, that he said, Behold, there ariseth a little cloud out of the sea, like a man's hand. And he said, Go up, say unto Ahab, Prepare thy chariot, and get thee down, that the rain stop thee not.

  • Often cover the heavens.

    Psalms 147:8 Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains.

  • Often obscure the sun, &c.

    Job 36:32 With clouds he covereth the light; and commandeth it not to shine by the cloud that cometh betwixt.

    Ezekiel 32:7 And when I shall put thee out, I will cover the heaven, and make the stars thereof dark; I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon shall not give her light.

  • Often dispersed by the wind.

    Hosea 13:3 Therefore they shall be as the morning cloud, and as the early dew that passeth away, as the chaff that is driven with the whirlwind out of the floor, and as the smoke out of the chimney.

  • USES OF;
    • To give rain.

      Judges 5:4 LORD, when thou wentest out of Seir, when thou marchedst out of the field of Edom, the earth trembled, and the heavens dropped, the clouds also dropped water.

      Psalms 104:13-14 He watereth the hills from his chambers: the earth is satisfied with the fruit of thy works. 14 He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth;

    • To supply dew.

      Proverbs 3:20 By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew.

      Isaiah 18:4 For so the LORD said unto me, I will take my rest, and I will consider in my dwelling place like a clear heat upon herbs, and like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.

    • To moderate heat.

      Isaiah 25:5 Thou shalt bring down the noise of strangers, as the heat in a dry place; even the heat with the shadow of a cloud: the branch of the terrible ones shall be brought low.

  • From the west, bring rain.

    Luke 12:54 And he said also to the people, When ye see a cloud rise out of the west, straightway ye say, There cometh a shower; and so it is.

  • Though small, often bring much rain.

    1 Kings 18:44-45 And it came to pass at the seventh time, that he said, Behold, there ariseth a little cloud out of the sea, like a man's hand. And he said, Go up, say unto Ahab, Prepare thy chariot, and get thee down, that the rain stop thee not. 45 And it came to pass in the mean while, that the heaven was black with clouds and wind, and there was a great rain. And Ahab rode, and went to Jezreel.

  • Thunder and lightning come from.

    Psalms 77:17-18 The clouds poured out water: the skies sent out a sound: thine arrows also went abroad. 18 The voice of thy thunder was in the heaven: the lightnings lightened the world: the earth trembled and shook.

  • The rainbow appears in.

    Genesis 9:13-14 I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth. 14 And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud:

  • Frequently the instrument of God's judgments.

    Genesis 7:11-12 In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened. 12 And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.

  • MAN
    • Ignorant of the spreading of.

      Job 36:29 Also can any understand the spreadings of the clouds, or the noise of his tabernacle?

    • Ignorant of the disposing of.

      Job 37:15 Dost thou know when God disposed them, and caused the light of his cloud to shine?

    • Ignorant of the balancing of.

      Job 37:16 Dost thou know the balancings of the clouds, the wondrous works of him which is perfect in knowledge?

    • Cannot number.

      Job 38:37 Who can number the clouds in wisdom? or who can stay the bottles of heaven,

    • Cannot cause to rain.

      Job 38:34 Canst thou lift up thy voice to the clouds, that abundance of waters may cover thee?

    • Cannot stay.

      Job 38:37 Who can number the clouds in wisdom? or who can stay the bottles of heaven,

  • ILLUSTRATIVE
    • Of multitudes of persons.

      Isaiah 60:8 Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as the doves to their windows?

      Hebrews 12:1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

    • Of hostile armies.

      Jeremiah 4:13 Behold, he shall come up as clouds, and his chariots shall be as a whirlwind: his horses are swifter than eagles. Woe unto us! for we are spoiled.

      Ezekiel 38:9 Thou shalt ascend and come like a storm, thou shalt be like a cloud to cover the land, thou, and all thy bands, and many people with thee.

      Ezekiel 38:16 And thou shalt come up against my people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days, and I will bring thee against my land, that the heathen may know me, when I shall be sanctified in thee, O Gog, before their eyes.

    • Of sins of men.

      Isaiah 44:22 I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins: return unto me; for I have redeemed thee.

    • Of judgments of God.

      Lamentations 2:1 How hath the Lord covered the daughter of Zion with a cloud in his anger, and cast down from heaven unto the earth the beauty of Israel, and remembered not his footstool in the day of his anger!

      Ezekiel 30:3 For the day is near, even the day of the LORD is near, a cloudy day; it shall be the time of the heathen.

      Ezekiel 34:12 As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day.

      Joel 2:2 A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains: a great people and a strong; there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of many generations.

    • Of unsearchableness of God.

      2 Samuel 22:12 And he made darkness pavilions round about him, dark waters, and thick clouds of the skies.

      Psalms 97:2 Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne.

      Ezekiel 1:4 And I looked, and, behold, a whirlwind came out of the north, a great cloud, and a fire infolding itself, and a brightness was about it, and out of the midst thereof as the colour of amber, out of the midst of the fire.

    • (Riding upon,) of the power and greatness of God.

      Psalms 104:3 Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: who maketh the clouds his chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind:

      Isaiah 19:1 The burden of Egypt. Behold, the LORD rideth upon a swift cloud, and shall come into Egypt: and the idols of Egypt shall be moved at his presence, and the heart of Egypt shall melt in the midst of it.

    • (Passing away,) of the goodness and prosperity of hypocrites.

      Hosea 6:4 O Ephraim, what shall I do unto thee? O Judah, what shall I do unto thee? for your goodness is as a morning cloud, and as the early dew it goeth away.

      Hosea 13:3 Therefore they shall be as the morning cloud, and as the early dew that passeth away, as the chaff that is driven with the whirlwind out of the floor, and as the smoke out of the chimney.

    • (Without water,) of false teachers.

      Jude 1:12 These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots;

    • (Carried away by a tempest,) of false teachers.

      2 Peter 2:17 These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever.

    • (Without rain,) of the fraudulent.

      Proverbs 25:14 Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift is like clouds and wind without rain.

    • (A morning without,) of wise rulers.

      2 Samuel 23:3-4 The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God. 4 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.

    • (When seasonable,) of the favor of good rulers.

      Proverbs 16:15 In the light of the king's countenance is life; and his favour is as a cloud of the latter rain.

 
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