Numbers 9:17, Was God showing Israel where to put the tabernacle?

Question: Was the cloud in verse 17 GOD showing the children of israel where to put the tabernacle? Answer: Yes. As Israel moved about in the wilderness, God would show them where to go with the cloud by day and fire by night. And God showed them the places to camp with the cloud as well as how long to stay at each place. Wherever the cloud stopped, they would set up the tabernacle and all their own tents. -PJ