Hebrews 1:14
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New International Version
Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?

King James Bible
Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?

Darby Bible Translation
Are they not all ministering spirits, sent out for service on account of those who shall inherit salvation?

World English Bible
Aren't they all serving spirits, sent out to do service for the sake of those who will inherit salvation?

Young's Literal Translation
are they not all spirits of service -- for ministration being sent forth because of those about to inherit salvation?

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Are they not all ministering spirits - That is, They are all ministering spirits; for the Hebrews often express the strongest affirmative by an interrogation.

All the angels, even those of the highest order, are employed by their Creator to serve those who believe in Christ Jesus. What these services are, and how performed, it would be impossible to state. Much has been written on the subject, partly founded on Scripture, and partly on conjecture. They are, no doubt, constantly employed in averting evil and procuring good. If God help man by man, we need not wonder that he helps man by angels. We know that he needs none of those helps, for he can do all things himself; yet it seems agreeable to his infinite wisdom and goodness to use them. This is part of the economy of God in the government of the world and of the Church; and a part, no doubt, essential to the harmony and perfection of the whole. The reader may see a very sensible discourse on this text in vol. ii., page 133, of the Rev. John Wesley's works, American edition. Dr. Owen treats the subject at large in his comment on this verse, vol. iii., page 141, edit. 8vo., which is just now brought to my hand, and which appears to be a very learned, judicious, and important work, but by far too diffuse. In it the words of God are drowned in the sayings of man.

The Godhead of Christ is a subject of such great importance, both to the faith and hope of a Christian, that I feel it necessary to bring it full into view, wherever it is referred to in the sacred writings. It is a prominent article in the apostle's creed, and should be so in ours. That this doctrine cannot be established on Hebrews 1:8 has been the assertion of many. To what I have already said on this verse, I beg leave to subjoin the following criticisms of a learned friend, who has made this subject his particular study.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

ministering.

Hebrews 8:6 But now has he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant...

Hebrews 10:11 And every priest stands daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins:

Psalm 103:20,21 Bless the LORD, you his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening to the voice of his word...

Daniel 3:28 Then Nebuchadnezzar spoke, and said, Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who has sent his angel...

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

Matthew 18:10 Take heed that you despise not one of these little ones; for I say to you...

Luke 1:19,23 And the angel answering said to him, I am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and am sent to speak to you...

Luke 2:9,13 And, see, the angel of the Lord came on them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid...

Acts 13:2 As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said...

Romans 13:6 For for this cause pay you tribute also: for they are God's ministers, attending continually on this very thing.

Romans 15:16,27 That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God...

2 Corinthians 9:12 For the administration of this service not only supplies the want of the saints, but is abundant also by many thanksgivings to God;

Philippians 2:17,25 Yes, and if I be offered on the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all...

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1 Kings 22:19 And he said, Hear you therefore the word of the LORD: I saw the LORD sitting on his throne...

Job 1:6 Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them.

Psalm 103:20,21 Bless the LORD, you his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening to the voice of his word...

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

Isaiah 6:2,3 Above it stood the seraphim: each one had six wings; with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet...

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

Matthew 13:41,49,50 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend...

Luke 1:19 And the angel answering said to him, I am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and am sent to speak to you...

2 Thessalonians 1:7 And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels,

Jude 1:14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of his saints,

sent.

Genesis 19:15,16 And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take your wife, and your two daughters, which are here...

Genesis 32:1,2,24 And Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him...

Acts 11:22 Then tidings of these things came to the ears of the church which was in Jerusalem: and they sent forth Barnabas...

1 Peter 1:12 To whom it was revealed, that not to themselves, but to us they did minister the things...

Revelation 5:6 And I beheld, and, see, in the middle of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the middle of the elders...

minister.

Psalm 34:7 The angel of the LORD encamps round about them that fear him, and delivers them.

Psalm 91:11,12 For he shall give his angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways...

Daniel 6:22 My God has sent his angel, and has shut the lions' mouths, that they have not hurt me...

Daniel 9:21-23 Yes, whiles I was speaking in prayer, even the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, being caused to fly swiftly...

Daniel 10:11,12 And he said to me, O Daniel, a man greatly beloved, understand the words that I speak to you, and stand upright...

Matthew 1:20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the LORD appeared to him in a dream, saying, Joseph, you son of David...

Matthew 2:13 And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appears to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise...

Matthew 24:31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds...

Luke 16:22 And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;

Acts 5:19 But the angel of the Lord by night opened the prison doors, and brought them forth, and said,

Acts 10:3,4 He saw in a vision evidently about the ninth hour of the day an angel of God coming in to him, and saying to him, Cornelius...

Acts 12:7,23 And, behold, the angel of the Lord came on him, and a light shined in the prison: and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up...

Acts 16:26 And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened...

Acts 27:23 For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve,

heirs.

Hebrews 6:12,17 That you be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises...

Matthew 25:34 Then shall the King say to them on his right hand, Come, you blessed of my Father...

Romans 8:17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him...

Galatians 3:7,9,29 Know you therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham...

Ephesians 3:6 That the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel:

Titus 3:7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

James 2:5 Listen, my beloved brothers, Has not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith...

1 Peter 1:4 To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fades not away, reserved in heaven for you,

1 Peter 3:7 Likewise, you husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honor to the wife, as to the weaker vessel...

Library
Messiah the Son of God
For to which of the angels said He at any time, Thou art My Son, this day have I begotten Thee? T hough every part of a revelation from God must of course be equally true, there may be a considerable difference even among truths proposed by the same authority, with respect to their immediate importance. There are fundamental truths, the knowledge of which are essentially necessary to our peace and holiness: and there are others of a secondary nature, which, though very useful in their proper connection,
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 2

The Friend Whose Years do not Fail. Rev. W. Arthur, M. A.
"And thy years shall not fail."--HEBREWS i. 12. You know that these words are taken from the hundred and second Psalm. There, they are addressed to God the Creator; here, to Christ the Redeemer. In both cases they express the same truths. Man finds himself here, looks out to what he can see around him, and then in thought passes on to what he cannot see. He knows that a very little while ago he was not here, he was not anywhere. He has an instinct within which tells him that though it is so short
Knowles King—The Wesleyan Methodist Pulpit in Malvern

The Son and the Angels.
HEBREWS i. 4-ii. 18. The most dangerous and persistent error against which the theologians of the New Testament had to contend was the doctrine of emanations. The persistence of this error lay in its affinity with the Christian conception of mediation between God and men; its danger sprang from its complete inconsistency with the Christian idea of the person and work of the Mediator. For the Hebrew conception of God, as the "I AM," tended more and more in the lapse of ages to sever Him from all
Thomas Charles Edwards—The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews

Agency of Evil Spirits
The connection of the visible with the invisible world, the ministration of angels of God, and the agency of evil spirits, are plainly revealed in the Scriptures, and inseparably interwoven with human history. There is a growing tendency to disbelief in the existence of evil spirits, while the holy angels that "minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation" (Hebrews 1:14) are regarded by many as spirits of the dead. But the Scriptures not only teach the existence of angels, both good and evil,
Ellen Gould White—The Great Controversy

Cross References
1 Kings 22:19
Micaiah continued, "Therefore hear the word of the LORD: I saw the LORD sitting on his throne with all the multitudes of heaven standing around him on his right and on his left.

Psalm 91:11
For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways;

Psalm 103:20
Praise the LORD, you his angels, you mighty ones who do his bidding, who obey his word.

Daniel 6:22
My God sent his angel, and he shut the mouths of the lions. They have not hurt me, because I was found innocent in his sight. Nor have I ever done any wrong before you, Your Majesty."

Daniel 7:10
A river of fire was flowing, coming out from before him. Thousands upon thousands attended him; ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him. The court was seated, and the books were opened.

Matthew 4:11
Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.

Matthew 25:34
"Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.

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