Hebrews 1:7

“And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And of the Angels he saith: Who maketh his Angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And of the angels He says, "WHO MAKES HIS ANGELS WINDS, AND HIS MINISTERS A FLAME OF FIRE."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels winds, And his ministers a flame a fire:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And of the angels he says, Who makes his angels winds, and his servants flames of fire:
- Basic English Bible

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

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

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

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

But he seith to aungels, He that makith hise aungels spiritis, and hise mynystris flawme of fier.
- Wycliffe Bible

and unto the messengers, indeed, He saith, `Who is making His messengers spirits, and His ministers a flame of fire;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

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|.


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.

Discussion for Hebrews 1

  • Merl
    A Brilliant conversation between God and his Son Jesus, who now sits at the right hand of his Father, verse 3
  • Dennis
    It is obvious that one commentor is trying to prove his belief that The Lord Jesus Christ is not Himself truly God. There is none so blind as he who will not see. I could quote many many scriptures which validate his co-eternality with the Father and Spirit. I think it better to leave you with the Lord's following admonition: If ye believe not that I am He, ye shall perish in your sins.
  • Keith
    when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the "RIGHT HAND" of the Majesty on high 4 Being MADE so much better than the angels, as HE hath by "INHERITANCE" "OBTAINED" a more excellent name than they.
  • Keith
    HEBREWS 1:1-4 1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, 2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his "SON", whom HE hath appointed "HEIR" of all things, by whom also he made the worlds 3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the "EXPRESS IMAGE" of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power,
  • Keith
    received from progenitors or predecessors as if by succession: Absolute rule was considered the inheritance of kings.
  • Keith
    He was God's "WORD" manifested in the flesh Manifest: reveal, disclose, evince, evidence, demonstrate, declare, express . Also, he became King of Kings,Lord of Lords through "INHERITANCE" portion birthright heritage:the genetic characters transmitted from parent to offspring, taken collectively.Something, as a quality, characteristic, or other immaterial possession,

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