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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
View Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 1:7
1:7 Who maketh his angels - This implies, they are only creatures, whereas the Son is eternal, #Heb 1:8|; and the Creator himself, #Heb 1:10|. Spirits and a flame of fire - Which intimates not only their office, but also their nature; which is excellent indeed, the metaphor being taken from the most swift, subtle, and efficacious things on earth; but nevertheless infinitely below the majesty of the Son. #Psa 104:4|.
View People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 1:7
Heb 1:7 And of the angels he saith. The quotations made show how God speaks to and of the Son, but quite different are the words used of the angels. Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire. In the Revised Version we have "winds" instead of "spirits". The Greek word is "Pneumata", a word which uniformly in the New Testament means "spirit", and "spirits" in the plural, and I believe that "spirits" is the better rendering. The passage is quoted from Ps 104:4, and means that he maketh spirits his messengers, or angels, and flaming ones (the burning seraphs) his ministers. It is incongruous with the thought to introduce into the passage winds and lightnings, natural phenomena, when the theme is the status of angel intelligences.
Don's comment on 2010-09-13 05:40:14:
these messangers are swift as the wind in the shape of a tornado dancing across the earths crust at approx. 200 mph and its only when these angels come to a stop is when they take on this fiery flame shaped figure as that of a man which stands about 50 ft. tall. Thats exactly how I saw it on that morning of 05/25
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