Hebrews 1:14

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Are they not all ministring spirits, sent foorth to minister for them, who shall be heires of saluation?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Are they not all ministering spirits, sent out to render service for the sake of those who will inherit salvation?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to do service for the sake of them that shall inherit salvation?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Are they not all helping spirits, who are sent out as servants to those whose heritage will be salvation?
- Basic English Bible

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

Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall inherit salvation?
- Webster's Bible

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?
- Weymouth Bible

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

Whether thei alle ben not seruynge spiritis, sente to seruen for hem that taken the eritage of heelthe?
- Wycliffe Bible

are they not all spirits of service -- for ministration being sent forth because of those about to inherit salvation?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 1:14


1:14 Are they not all - Though of various orders. Ministering spirits, sent forth - Ministering before God, sent forth to men. To attend on them - In numerous offices of protection, care, and kindness. Who - Having patiently continued in welldoing, shall inherit everlasting salvation.


People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 1:14


Heb 1:14 Are they not all ministering spirits? The real office of the angels is indicated. It is to give service in working out the plans of God for the salvation of the elect. The passage does not teach that each heir of salvation has a guardian angel, but that the angels do service in working out the Divine plans in behalf of the saved. Sent forth to minister for them who shall inherit salvation? The work of angels can be learned in the Scriptures from the missions in which they are engaged. It is to aid in carrying out the plans of God for the government and salvation of our race. Under the rule of Christ they are his ministers to aid in the work of redeeming man. For examples of their work, see Ge 19:1-26 2Ki 19:35 Mt 18:10 Ac 5:19 10:1-8 12:23 Jude 1:6. Christ is Lord; they are servants.

Discussion for Hebrews 1:14

  • Mabel Appleyard for verse 14
    Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth
  • Nhlanhla Kgosiang for verse 14
    Yes they are ''ministering spirits''...now most people are struggling to know if we have authority over angels.Well Jesus once said ''I am giving you authority over all spirits''...do you think,after that statement,that our authority is only limited to the authority over evil spirits?...i need an answer please.

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