Hebrews 1:7
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New International Version
In speaking of the angels he says, "He makes his angels spirits, and his servants flames of fire."

New Living Translation
Regarding the angels, he says, "He sends his angels like the winds, his servants like flames of fire."

English Standard Version
Of the angels he says, “He makes his angels winds, and his ministers a flame of fire.”

Berean Study Bible
Now about the angels He says: "He makes His angels winds, His servants flames of fire."

Berean Literal Bible
And indeed as to the angels He says: "The One making His angels winds, and His ministers a flame of fire."

New American Standard Bible
And of the angels He says, "WHO MAKES HIS ANGELS WINDS, AND HIS MINISTERS A FLAME OF FIRE."

King James Bible
And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And about the angels He says: He makes His angels winds, and His servants a fiery flame,

International Standard Version
Now about the angels he says, "He makes his angels winds, and his servants flames of fire."

NET Bible
And he says of the angels, "He makes his angels spirits and his ministers a flame of fire,"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But he spoke in this way about the Angels: “He makes his Angels the wind and his Ministers the burning fire.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
God said about the angels, "He makes his messengers winds. He makes his servants flames of fire."

New American Standard 1977
And of the angels He says,
            “WHO MAKES HIS ANGELS WINDS,
            AND HIS MINISTERS A FLAME OF FIRE.”



Jubilee Bible 2000
And of the angels he said, Who makes his angels spirits and his ministers a flame of fire.

King James 2000 Bible
And of the angels he says, Who makes his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire.

American King James Version
And of the angels he said, Who makes his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire.

American Standard Version
And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels winds, And his ministers a flame a fire:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And to the angels indeed he saith: He that maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire.

Darby Bible Translation
And as to the angels he says, Who makes his angels spirits and his ministers a flame of fire;

English Revised Version
And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels winds, And his ministers a flame of fire:

Webster's Bible Translation
And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire.

Weymouth New Testament
Moreover of the angels He says, "He changes His angels into winds, and His ministering servants into a flame of fire."

World English Bible
Of the angels he says, "Who makes his angels winds, and his servants a flame of fire."

Young's Literal Translation
and unto the messengers, indeed, He saith, 'Who is making His messengers spirits, and His ministers a flame of fire;'

Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
1:4-14 Many Jews had a superstitious or idolatrous respect for angels, because they had received the law and other tidings of the Divine will by their ministry. They looked upon them as mediators between God and men, and some went so far as to pay them a kind of religious homage or worship. Thus it was necessary that the apostle should insist, not only on Christ's being the Creator of all things, and therefore of angels themselves, but as being the risen and exalted Messiah in human nature, to whom angels, authorities, and powers are made subject. To prove this, several passages are brought from the Old Testament. On comparing what God there says of the angels, with what he says to Christ, the inferiority of the angels to Christ plainly appears. Here is the office of the angels; they are God's ministers or servants, to do his pleasure. But, how much greater things are said of Christ by the Father! And let us own and honour him as God; for if he had not been God, he had never done the Mediator's work, and had never worn the Mediator's crown. It is declared how Christ was qualified for the office of Mediator, and how he was confirmed in it: he has the name Messiah from his being anointed. Only as Man he has his fellows, and as anointed with the Holy Spirit; but he is above all prophets, priests, and kings, that ever were employed in the service of God on earth. Another passage of Scripture, Ps 102:25-27, is recited, in which the Almighty power of the Lord Jesus Christ is declared, both in creating the world and in changing it. Christ will fold up this world as a garment, not to be abused any longer, not to be used as it has been. As a sovereign, when his garments of state are folded and put away, is a sovereign still, so our Lord, when he has laid aside the earth and heavens like a vesture, shall be still the same. Let us not then set our hearts upon that which is not what we take it to be, and will not be what it now is. Sin has made a great change in the world for the worse, and Christ will make a great change in it for the better. Let the thoughts of this make us watchful, diligent, and desirous of that better world. The Saviour has done much to make all men his friends, yet he has enemies. But they shall be made his footstool, by humble submission, or by utter destruction. Christ shall go on conquering and to conquer. The most exalted angels are but ministering spirits, mere servants of Christ, to execute his commands. The saints, at present, are heirs, not yet come into possession. The angels minister to them in opposing the malice and power of evil spirits, in protecting and keeping their bodies, instructing and comforting their souls, under Christ and the Holy Ghost. Angels shall gather all the saints together at the last day, when all whose hearts and hopes are set upon perishing treasures and fading glories, will be driven from Christ's presence into everlasting misery.
Study Bible
The Supremacy of the Son
6And again, when God brings His firstborn into the world, He says: “Let all God’s angels worship Him.” 7Now about the angels He says: “He makes His angels winds, His servants flames of fire.” 8But about the Son He says: “Your throne, O God, will last forever and ever, and righteousness will be the scepter of Your kingdom.…
Cross References
Genesis 3:24
So He drove the man out; and at the east of the garden of Eden He stationed the cherubim and the flaming sword which turned every direction to guard the way to the tree of life.

1 Kings 22:19
Micaiah said, "Therefore, hear the word of the LORD. I saw the LORD sitting on His throne, and all the host of heaven standing by Him on His right and on His left.

Psalm 104:4
He makes the winds His messengers, Flaming fire His ministers.
Treasury of Scripture

And of the angels he said, Who makes his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire.

of. Gr. unto. Who.

Hebrews 1:14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for …

2 Kings 2:11 And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, …

2 Kings 6:17 And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray you, open his eyes, that …

Psalm 104:4 Who makes his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire:

Isaiah 6:2 Above it stood the seraphim: each one had six wings; with two he …

Ezekiel 1:13,14 As for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance was …

Daniel 7:10 A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands …

Zechariah 6:5 And the angel answered and said to me, These are the four spirits …

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