21 By day the Lord went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud to guide them on their way and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so that they could travel by day or night.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Exodus 13:21

Commentary on Exodus 13:21-22

(Read Exodus 13:21-22)

The Lord went before them in a pillar, or appearance of the Divine Majesty. Christ was with the church in the wilderness, John 14:6.