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

  • A disciple
    "For unto which of the angels said HE at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?" Yet for every Scripture which plainly says one thing; they refuse to receive correction; but rather hold fast deceit; as it is written, "..the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people.." condemned of themselves!
  • Edna
    but unto the son He saith thy throne, O God is forever thy a sceptre righteousness is the seceptre of thy kingdom
  • Edna
    john 1 in the beginning was the word and the word was God Rev.1 Iam alpha and omega the beginning and the end saith the Lord
  • Steve morrow
    HEBREWS 1:1 GOD WHO AT SUNDRY TIMES AND IN DIVERSE MANNERS SPAKE IN TIME PAST UNTO THE FATHERS BY THE PROPHETS 1:2 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*****HEBREWS 7:24 BUT THIS MAN BECAUSE HE CONTINUETH EVER HATH AN UNCHANGEABLE PRIESTHOOD
  • Emilyn Luithle
    I never read that Lord Jesus said that He is God. He had been saying My Father. So I concluded that He is s true Man and God gave him a special power to redeem us. But deep in my heart I am not really happy. So I prayed that God give an answer to my question. Suddenly I read the Hebrews 1. I have always encountered this chapter but never understood the deep meaning. Thanks God for the answer. Amen
  • Lu2677
    Snoopy "but not really the same as the Father,but that he was created by the Father" Are you referring to Paul in this statement or Jesus?

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