Clouds are visible bodies of very fine water droplets or ice particles suspended in the atmosphere at altitudes up to several miles above sea level.
At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and all the tribes of the earth will mourn. They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory.
Behold, He is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see Him— even those who pierced Him. And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of Him. So shall it be! Amen.
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off every encumbrance and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with endurance the race set out for us. 2 Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, who is and was and is to come— the Almighty.
Listen to this, O Job; stand still and consider the wonders of God. 15 Do you know how God dispatches the clouds or makes the lightning flash? 16 Do you understand how the clouds float, those wonders of Him who is perfect in knowledge? 17 You whose clothes get hot when the land lies hushed under the south wind, 18 can you, like Him, spread out the skies to reflect the heat like a mirror of bronze?
He wraps up the waters in His clouds, yet the clouds do not burst under their own weight. 9 He covers the face of the full moon, spreading over it His cloud. 10 He has inscribed a horizon on the face of the waters at the boundary between light and darkness.
Thick clouds veil Him so He does not see us as He traverses the vault of heaven.’
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Like clouds and wind without rain is the man who boasts of gifts never given.
On the seventh time the servant reported, “There is a cloud as small as a man’s hand rising from the sea.” And Elijah replied, “Go and tell Ahab, ‘Prepare your chariot and go down before the rain stops you.’” 45Meanwhile, the sky grew dark with clouds and wind, and a heavy rain began to fall. So Ahab rode away and went to Jezreel.
You have covered Yourself with a cloud that no prayer can pass through.
You said in your heart: “I will ascend to the heavens; I will raise my throne above the stars of God. I will sit on the mount of assembly, in the far reaches of the north. 14 I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.” 15 But you will be brought down to Sheol, to the lowest depths of the Pit.
The LORD reigns, let the earth rejoice; let the distant shores be glad. 2 Clouds and darkness surround Him; righteousness and justice are His throne’s foundation. 3 Fire goes before Him and consumes His foes on every side.
And the LORD descended in a cloud, stood with him there, and proclaimed His name, the LORD. 6 Then the LORD passed in front of Moses and called out: “The LORD, the LORD God, is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in loving devotion and faithfulness, 7 maintaining loving devotion to a thousand generations, forgiving iniquity, transgression, and sin.
If the clouds are full, they will pour out rain upon the earth; whether a tree falls to the south or to the north, in the place where it falls, there it will lie.
By the breath of God the ice is formed and the watery expanses are frozen. 11 He loads the clouds with moisture; He scatters His lightning through them. 12 They swirl about, whirling at His direction, accomplishing all that He commands over the face of all the earth.
He wraps Himself in light as with a garment; He stretches out the heavens like a tent, 3laying the beams of His chambers in the waters above, making the clouds His chariot, walking on the wings of the wind. 4 He makes the winds His messengers, flames of fire His servants.
And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant I am making between Me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come: 13 I have set My rainbow in the clouds, and it will be a sign of the covenant between Me and the earth. 14 Whenever I form clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, 15 I will remember My covenant between Me and you and every living creature of every kind. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life.
For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a loud command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will be the first to rise. 17 After that, we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will always be with the Lord. 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words.
But in those days, after that tribulation: ‘The sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; 25 the stars will fall from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken.’ 26 At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in the clouds with great power and glory.