Clouds and thick darkness surround him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.
Thick clouds veil him, so he does not see us as he goes about in the vaulted heavens.’
The people remained at a distance, while Moses approached the thick darkness where God was.
1 Timothy 6 16
who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see. To him be honor and might forever. Amen.
No one is to come with you or be seen anywhere on the mountain; not even the flocks and herds may graze in front of the mountain.”
1 Kings 8 12
Then Solomon said,“ The Lord has said that he would dwell in a dark cloud;
But,” he said,“ you cannot see my face, for no one may see me and live.”Then the Lord said,“ There is a place near me where you may stand on a rock.When my glory passes by, I will put you in a cleft in the rock and cover you with my hand until I have passed by.Then I will remove my hand and you will see my back; but my face must not be seen.”
God came from Teman, the Holy One from Mount Paran. His glory covered the heavens and his praise filled the earth.His splendor was like the sunrise; rays flashed from his hand, where his power was hidden.Plague went before him; pestilence followed his steps.