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Isaiah 44:22 (a) This is a type of the multitude of sins in the sinner's life. They are so many that they resemble a thick cloud in GOD's sight.

Hosea 6:4 (a) It is descriptive of the evanescent and transient character of the good deeds of these people. Their goodness passes away quickly as a cloud is dispersed by the early sun.

Joel 2:2 (b) This is typical of the shades and shadows of sorrow which often come quickly into human life and hide the sunshine. More directly, a type of the day when the enemies of Israel would overwhelm her and destroy her land.

Nahum 1:3 (b) This indicates the presence of GOD when sorrows and difficulties appear in our lives. These are compared to clouds of dust that are raised on a country road when a traveler passes by. The dust indicates the presence of the person. So when we see the difficulties, problems and distresses arise in our lives we may know that our Lord is there, and is in control.

1 Thessalonians 4:17 (a) As the cloud of dust in the road tells that someone is coming, so it may be literal in that we actually are (and of course shall be). 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.

Hebrews 12:1 (a) This cloud evidently refers to the group of witnesses mentioned in the previous chapter. There were all of these and more - so many that they are compared to a cloud.

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Watson, Walter. Entry for 'Cloud'. Wilson's Dictoinary of Bible Types. 1957.

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