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

New Living Translation
Therefore, angels are only servants—spirits sent to care for people who will inherit salvation.

English Standard Version
Are they not all ministering spirits sent out to serve for the sake of those who are to inherit salvation?

Berean Study Bible
Are not the angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?

Berean Literal Bible
Are they not all ministering spirits, being sent forth for service for the sake of those being about to inherit salvation?

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

New King James Version
Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation?

New American Standard Bible
Are they not all ministering spirits, sent out to provide service for the sake of those who will inherit salvation?

NASB 1995
Are they not all ministering spirits, sent out to render service for the sake of those who will inherit salvation?

NASB 1977
Are they not all ministering spirits, sent out to render service for the sake of those who will inherit salvation?

Amplified Bible
Are not all the angels ministering spirits sent out [by God] to serve (accompany, protect) those who will inherit salvation? [Of course they are!]

Christian Standard Bible
Are they not all ministering spirits sent out to serve those who are going to inherit salvation?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Are they not all ministering spirits sent out to serve those who are going to inherit salvation?

American Standard Version
Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to do service for the sake of them that shall inherit salvation?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Behold, are they not all spirits of service, who are sent into service for the sake of those who are going to inherit life?

Contemporary English Version
Angels are merely spirits sent to serve people who are going to be saved.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Are they not all ministering spirits, sent to minister for them, who shall receive the inheritance of salvation?

English Revised Version
Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to do service for the sake of them that shall inherit salvation?

Good News Translation
What are the angels, then? They are spirits who serve God and are sent by him to help those who are to receive salvation.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
What are all the angels? They are spirits sent to serve those who are going to receive salvation.

International Standard Version
All of them are spirits on a divine mission, sent to serve those who are about to inherit salvation, aren't they?

Literal Standard Version
Are they not all spirits of service—being sent forth for ministry because of those about to inherit salvation?

NET Bible
Are they not all ministering spirits, sent out to serve those who will inherit salvation?

New Heart English Bible
Are they not all ministering spirits, sent out to do service for the sake of those who will inherit salvation?

Weymouth New Testament
Are not all angels spirits that serve Him--whom He sends out to render service for the benefit of those who, before long, will 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?

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Supremacy of the Son
13Yet to which of the angels did God ever say: “Sit at My right hand until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet”? 14Are not the angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?

Cross References
1 Kings 22:19
Micaiah continued, "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 91:11
For He will command His angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.

Psalm 103:20
Bless the LORD, all His angels mighty in strength who carry out His word, who hearken to the voice of His command.

Daniel 6:22
My God sent His angel and shut the mouths of the lions. They have not hurt me, for I was found innocent in His sight, and I have done no wrong against you, O king."

Daniel 7:10
A river of fire was flowing, coming out from His presence. Thousands upon thousands attended Him, and myriads upon myriads stood before Him. The court was convened, and the books were opened.

Matthew 4:11
Then the devil left Him, and angels came and ministered to Him.

Matthew 25:34
Then the King will say to those on His right, 'Come, you who are blessed by My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.


Treasury of Scripture

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

ministering.

Hebrews 8:6
But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises.

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

Psalm 103:20,21
Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word…

sent.

Genesis 19:15,16
And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters, which are here; lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city…

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 unto the ears of the church which was in Jerusalem: and they sent forth Barnabas, that he should go as far as Antioch.

minister.

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

Psalm 91:11,12
For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways…

Daniel 6:22
My God hath sent his angel, and hath shut the lions' mouths, that they have not hurt me: forasmuch as before him innocency was found in me; and also before thee, O king, have I done no hurt.

heirs.

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

Matthew 25:34
Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:

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









(14) Are they not all ministering spirits?--In this verse and the preceding is repeated the contrast of Hebrews 1:7-9, in reversed order. The words "ministering spirits" at once recall the "ministers" and "winds" (expressed in Greek and Hebrew by the same word as "spirits") spoken of in Hebrews 1:7. In the LXX. this word "minister" is usually applied to those who stood before God in His earthly sanctuary: so here it is fitly used of the nobler offices of the unseen world. To the English reader it may seem that those who in Hebrews 1:7 are God's ministers are here represented as servants of man. It is not really so, for the words properly mean, . . . sent forth (that is, continually sent forth) to do service (to God), for the sake of them who are to inherit salvation. "Inherit" is a prelude of Hebrews 2:10. The last word, "salvation," expresses the divine purpose indicated by all the prophecies that have passed under review. The chapter has been occupied with promises of the Christ: the last word brings before us Jesus, the Saviour.

Verse 14. - Are they not all, etc.? A final expression, adduced in contrast, of the position and office of the angels, as seen above. The A.V. suggests the idea, not conveyed by the Greek, of guardian angels. The more correct translation is, Are they not all ministering (λειτουργικὰ) spirits, for service (εἰς διακονίαν) sent forth, on account of those who are to (διὰ τοὺς μέλλοντας) inherit salvation? The allusion is generally to their office of subordinate ministration in furtherance of the Divine purposes of human salvation; the continuance of such office being denoted by the present participle, αποστελλόμενα.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Are
εἰσὶν (eisin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

not
Οὐχὶ (Ouchi)
IntPrtcl
Strong's 3780: By no means, not at all. Intensive of ou; not indeed.

[the angels]
πάντες (pantes)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

ministering
λειτουργικὰ (leitourgika)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Plural
Strong's 3010: Given to serving (ministration), ministering. From the same as leitourgeo; functional publicly; i.e. Beneficient.

spirits
πνεύματα (pneumata)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Plural
Strong's 4151: Wind, breath, spirit.

sent
ἀποστελλόμενα (apostellomena)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Neuter Plural
Strong's 649: From apo and stello; set apart, i.e. to send out literally or figuratively.

to serve
διακονίαν (diakonian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 1248: Waiting at table; in a wider sense: service, ministration. From diakonos; attendance; figuratively aid, service.

those who
τοὺς (tous)
Article - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

will
μέλλοντας (mellontas)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3195: A strengthened form of melo; to intend, i.e. Be about to be, do, or suffer something.

inherit
κληρονομεῖν (klēronomein)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
Strong's 2816: To inherit, obtain (possess) by inheritance, acquire. From kleronomos; to be an heir to.

salvation?
σωτηρίαν (sōtērian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 4991: Feminine of a derivative of soter as noun; rescue or safety.


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