כִּי עֲנַן ה' עַל הַמִּשְׁכָּן יוֹמָם וְאֵשׁ תִּהְיֶה לַיְלָה בּוֹ לְעֵינֵי כָל בֵּית יִשְׂרָאֵל בְּכָל מַסְעֵיהֶם
For the cloud of G-d was on the Tabernacle by day and there was fire on it by night, in the sight of the entire house of Israel throughout all their journeys.
This is the last verse in the Book of Exodus. In his Aramaic translation, the Targum Onkelos inserts the words “of glory” to describe the cloud since it was G-d’s glory that filled the Mishkan (Tabernacle), not G-d physically Himself (see verses 34-35). Onkelos also clarifies that it was “an appearance” of fire and not actual fire, as per Exodus 24:17 and Numbers 9:16. Accordingly, he renders this verse, “For the cloud of the glory of G-d was on the Tabernacle by day and there was an appearance of fire on it by night…”