32. aggelos
Strong's Concordance
aggelos: an angel, messenger
Original Word: ἄγγελος, ου, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Transliteration: aggelos
Phonetic Spelling: (ang'-el-os)
Short Definition: an angel, messenger
Definition: a messenger, generally a (supernatural) messenger from God, an angel, conveying news or behests from God to men.
HELPS Word-studies

32 ággelos – properly, a messenger or delegate – either human (Mt 11:10; Lk 7:24, 9:52; Gal 4:14; Js 2:25) or heavenly (a celestial angel); someone sent (by God) to proclaim His message.

32 (ággelos) is used 176 times in the NT (usually of heavenly angels), but only the context determines whether a human or celestial messenger is intended. For example, 32 (ággelos) in Rev 1:20 can refer to heavenly angels or key leaders (perhaps pastors) of the seven churches.

[32 (ággelos) can refer to "a human messenger" (cf. John the Baptist, Mt 11:10, quoting Mal 3:1; see also Lk 7:24, 9:52). 32 /ággelos (plural, angeloi) refers to heavenly angels over 150 times in the NT, i.e. spiritual beings created by God to serve His plan.

In Rev 2, 3, "angels" seems to refer to heavenly angels that serve God in conjunction with these seven local churches.

(Rev 2:1) – "Probably 'the angels of the churches' (Rev 1:20, 2:1, etc.) – i.e. really angels, and not pastors" (DNTT, Vol 1, 103).]

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 32: ἄγγελος

ἄγγελος, , ,

1. a messenger, envoy, one who is sent: Matthew 11:10; Luke 7:24, 27; Luke 9:52; Mark 1:2; James 2:25. (From Homer down.)

2. In the Scriptures, both of the Old Testament and of the New Testament, one of that host of heavenly spirits that, according alike to Jewish and Christian opinion, wait upon the monarch of the universe, and are sent by him to earth, now to execute his purposes (Matthew 4:6, 11; Matthew 28:2; Mark 1:13; Luke 16:22; Luke 22:43 (L brackets WH reject the passage); Acts 7:35; ; Galatians 3:19, cf. Hebrews 1:14), now to make them known to men (Luke 1:11, 26; Luke 2:9ff; Acts 10:3; Acts 27:23; Matthew 1:20; Matthew 2:13; Matthew 28:5; John 20:12f); hence, the frequent expressions ἄγγελος (angel, messenger of God, מַלְאָך) and ἄγγελοι κυρίου or ἄγγελοι τοῦ Θεοῦ. They are subject not only to God but also to Christ (Hebrews 1:4ff; 1 Peter 3:22, cf. Ephesians 1:21; Galatians 4:14), who is described as hereafter to return to judgment surrounded by a multitude of them as servants and attendants: Matthew 13:41, 49; Matthew 16:27; Matthew 24:31; Matthew 25:31; 2 Thessalonians 1:7, cf. Jude 1:14. Single angels have the charge of separate elements; as fire, Revelation 14:18; waters, Revelation 16:5, cf. Revelation 7:1; John 5:4 (R L). Respecting the ἄγγελος τῆς ἀβύσσου, Revelation 9:11, see Ἀβαδδών,

3. Guardian angels of individuals are mentioned in Matthew 18:10; Acts 12:15. 'The angels of the churches' in Revelation 1:20; Revelation 2:1, 8, 12, 18; Revelation 3:1, 7, 14 are not their presbyters or bishops, but heavenly spirits who exercise such a superintendence and guardianship over them that whatever in their assemblies is worthy of praise or of censure is counted to the praise or the blame of their angels also, as though the latter infused their spirit into the assemblies; cf. DeWette, Düsterdieck (Alford) on Revelation 1:20, and Lücke, Einl. in d. Offenb. d. Johan. ii., p. 429f, edition 2; (Lightfoot on Philip., p. 199f). διά τούς ἀγγέλους that she may show reverence for the anqels, invisibly present in the religious assemblies of Christians, and not displease them, 1 Corinthians 11:10. ὤφθη ἀγγέλοις in 1 Timothy 3:16 is probably to be explained neither of angels to whom Christ exhibited himself in heaven, nor of demons triumphed over by him in the nether world, but of the apostles, his messengers, to whom he appeared after his resurrection. This appellation, which is certainly extraordinary, is easily understood from the nature of the hymn from which the passage ἐφανερώθη ... ἐν δόξῃ seems to have been taken; cf. Winer's Grammar, 639f (594) (for other interpretations see Ellicott, at the passage). In John 1:51 (52) angels are employed, by a beautiful image borrowed from Genesis 28:12, to represent the divine power that will aid Jesus in the discharge of his Messianic office, and the signal proofs to appear in his history of a divine superintendence. Certain of the angels have proved faithless to the trust committed to them by God, and have given themselves up to sin, Jude 1:6; 2 Peter 2:4 (Enoch c. vi. etc., cf. Genesis 6:2), and now obey the devil, Matthew 25:41; Revelation 12:7, cf. 1 Corinthians 6:3 (yet on this last passage cf. Meyer; he and others maintain that ἄγγελοι without an epithet or limitation never in the N. T. signifies other than good angels). Hence, ἄγγελος Σατᾶν is tropically used in 2 Corinthians 12:7 to denote a grievous bodily malady sent by Satan. See δαίμων; (Sophocles' Lexicon, under the word ἄγγελος; and for the literature on the whole subject B. D. American edition under the word Angels — and to the references there given add G. L. Hahn, Theol. des N. T., i., pp. 260-384; Delitzsch in Riehm under the word Engel; Kübel in Herzog edition 2, ibid.).

STRONGS NT 32b: ἄγγοςἄγγος, (εος, τό (plural ἄγγη), equivalent to ἀγγεῖον, which see: Matthew 13:48 T Tr WH. (From Homer down; (cf. Rutherford, New Phryn., p. 23).)

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
angel, messenger.

From aggello (probably derived from ago; compare agele) (to bring tidings); a messenger; especially an "angel"; by implication, a pastor -- angel, messenger.

see GREEK ago

see GREEK agele

Forms and Transliterations
αγγελοι αγγελοί άγγελοι άγγελοί ἄγγελοι ἄγγελοί αγγελοις αγγέλοις ἀγγέλοις αγγελον άγγελον άγγελόν ἄγγελον ἄγγελόν αγγελος άγγελος άγγελός ἄγγελος ἄγγελός αγγελου αγγέλου ἀγγέλου αγγελους αγγέλους ἀγγέλους αγγελω αγγέλω ἀγγέλῳ αγγελων αγγελών αγγέλων ἀγγέλων άγγος angelo angelō angeloi angéloi angélōi ángeloi ángeloí angelois angélois angelon angelōn angélon angélōn ángelon ángelón angelos ángelos ángelós angelou angélou angelous angélous
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176 Occurrences


ἀγγέλῳ — 9 Occ.
ἀγγέλων — 31 Occ.
ἄγγελοι — 23 Occ.
ἀγγέλοις — 9 Occ.
ἄγγελόν — 22 Occ.
ἄγγελος — 48 Occ.
ἀγγέλου — 14 Occ.
ἀγγέλους — 20 Occ.

Matthew 1:20 N-NMS
GRK: ἐνθυμηθέντος ἰδοὺ ἄγγελος Κυρίου κατ'
NAS: behold, an angel of the Lord
KJV: behold, the angel of the Lord
INT: having pondered behold an angel of [the] Lord in

Matthew 1:24 N-NMS
GRK: αὐτῷ ὁ ἄγγελος Κυρίου καὶ
NAS: and did as the angel of the Lord
KJV: as the angel of the Lord
INT: him the angel of [the] Lord and

Matthew 2:13 N-NMS
GRK: αὐτῶν ἰδοὺ ἄγγελος Κυρίου φαίνεται
NAS: behold, an angel of the Lord
KJV: behold, the angel of the Lord
INT: they behold an angel of [the] Lord appears

Matthew 2:19 N-NMS
GRK: Ἡρῴδου ἰδοὺ ἄγγελος Κυρίου φαίνεται
NAS: behold, an angel of the Lord
KJV: behold, an angel of the Lord
INT: Herod behold an angel of [the] Lord appears

Matthew 4:6 N-DMP
GRK: ὅτι Τοῖς ἀγγέλοις αὐτοῦ ἐντελεῖται
NAS: HE WILL COMMAND HIS ANGELS CONCERNING
KJV: his angels charge
INT: to the angels of him he will give orders

Matthew 4:11 N-NMP
GRK: καὶ ἰδοὺ ἄγγελοι προσῆλθον καὶ
NAS: Him; and behold, angels came
KJV: and, behold, angels came and
INT: and behold angels came and

Matthew 11:10 N-AMS
GRK: ἀποστέλλω τὸν ἄγγελόν μου πρὸ
NAS: I SEND MY MESSENGER AHEAD OF YOU, WHO
KJV: send my messenger before thy
INT: send the messenger of me before

Matthew 13:39 N-NMP
GRK: δὲ θερισταὶ ἄγγελοί εἰσιν
NAS: and the reapers are angels.
KJV: the reapers are the angels.
INT: and [the] harvesters angels are

Matthew 13:41 N-AMP
GRK: ἀνθρώπου τοὺς ἀγγέλους αὐτοῦ καὶ
NAS: will send forth His angels, and they will gather
KJV: his angels, and
INT: of man the angels of him and

Matthew 13:49 N-NMP
GRK: ἐξελεύσονται οἱ ἄγγελοι καὶ ἀφοριοῦσιν
NAS: of the age; the angels will come forth
KJV: of the world: the angels shall come forth,
INT: will go out the angels and will separate

Matthew 16:27 N-GMP
GRK: μετὰ τῶν ἀγγέλων αὐτοῦ καὶ
NAS: of His Father with His angels, and WILL THEN
KJV: with his angels; and then
INT: with the angels of him and

Matthew 18:10 N-NMP
GRK: ὅτι οἱ ἄγγελοι αὐτῶν ἐν
NAS: for I say to you that their angels in heaven
KJV: heaven their angels do always behold
INT: that the angels of them in

Matthew 22:30 N-NMP
GRK: ἀλλ' ὡς ἄγγελοι ἐν τῷ
NAS: but are like angels in heaven.
KJV: are as the angels of God in
INT: but like angels in

Matthew 24:31 N-AMP
GRK: ἀποστελεῖ τοὺς ἀγγέλους αὐτοῦ μετὰ
NAS: And He will send forth His angels with A GREAT
KJV: he shall send his angels with a great
INT: he will send the angels of him with

Matthew 24:36 N-NMP
GRK: οὐδὲ οἱ ἄγγελοι τῶν οὐρανῶν
NAS: not even the angels of heaven,
KJV: [man], no, not the angels of heaven,
INT: not even the angels of the heavens

Matthew 25:31 N-NMP
GRK: πάντες οἱ ἄγγελοι μετ' αὐτοῦ
NAS: and all the angels with Him, then
KJV: all the holy angels with him,
INT: all the angels with him

Matthew 25:41 N-DMP
GRK: καὶ τοῖς ἀγγέλοις αὐτοῦ
NAS: for the devil and his angels;
KJV: and his angels:
INT: and the angels of him

Matthew 26:53 N-GMP
GRK: δώδεκα λεγιῶνας ἀγγέλων
NAS: than twelve legions of angels?
KJV: twelve legions of angels?
INT: twelve legions of angels

Matthew 28:2 N-NMS
GRK: ἐγένετο μέγας ἄγγελος γὰρ Κυρίου
NAS: had occurred, for an angel of the Lord
KJV: for the angel of the Lord
INT: there was great an angel indeed of [the] Lord

Matthew 28:5 N-NMS
GRK: δὲ ὁ ἄγγελος εἶπεν ταῖς
NAS: The angel said to the women,
KJV: [men].And the angel answered and said
INT: moreover the angel said to the

Mark 1:2 N-AMS
GRK: ἀποστέλλω τὸν ἄγγελόν μου πρὸ
NAS: I SEND MY MESSENGER AHEAD
KJV: send my messenger before thy
INT: I send the messenger of me before

Mark 1:13 N-NMP
GRK: καὶ οἱ ἄγγελοι διηκόνουν αὐτῷ
NAS: and He was with the wild beasts, and the angels were ministering
KJV: and the angels ministered
INT: and the angels ministered to him

Mark 8:38 N-GMP
GRK: μετὰ τῶν ἀγγέλων τῶν ἁγίων
NAS: of His Father with the holy angels.
KJV: with the holy angels.
INT: with the angels holy

Mark 12:25 N-NMP
GRK: εἰσὶν ὡς ἄγγελοι ἐν τοῖς
NAS: but are like angels in heaven.
KJV: are as the angels which are in
INT: are like angels in the

Mark 13:27 N-AMP
GRK: ἀποστελεῖ τοὺς ἀγγέλους καὶ ἐπισυνάξει
NAS: He will send forth the angels, and will gather together
KJV: his angels, and
INT: he will send the angels and will gather together

176 Occurrences

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