On the day that the Tabernacle was erected, the cloud covered the Tabernacle, the Tent of Testimony. Then, in the evening, there was something that appeared to be like fire on the Tabernacle, [remaining there] until morning.
Uveyom hakim et-haMishkan kisah he'anan et-haMishkan le'ohel ha'edut uva'erev yihyeh al-haMishkan kemar'eh-esh ad-boker.
||From then on it remained that way. There was a cloud covering it [by day], and a fire-like apparition by night.
Ken yihyeh tamid he'anan yechasenu umar'eh-esh laylah.
(Targum Yonathan; Septuagint). However, it is possible that the cloud was there also at night.