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

  • HILLIARD WALKER
    it is exciting to understand the word of God especially in the first two verses of Hebrews chapter 1. it clearly say that before God spoke His word [JESUS] to the prophets instructing them as to what he wanted. Now since Jesus has come as God's only BEGOTTEN son [the voice of God] God no longer instructs because Jesus who is the express image and word of God now speaks. Jesus is the Word of God.
  • Flames of Fire
    He made his angles spirits and his ministers flames of fire. Are your ministets truth tellers or fund raisers? Do you long for righteosness or pretend your already saved. Misinterpreters of scripure or learners precept by precept, a little here a little there. Do you feign rapture or deal with the Heart of the matter, without pretence. My experience with todays Christians. Dig it?
  • Charley
    the lord jesus christ is GOD john 8-58, isaiah 9-6, hohn 20-28, john14-6, john10-30
    emmanuel means god with us i could show you many other passages,colossions 2-9
    repent emmilyon and bow to the lordship of jesus christ for your salvation,you
    are a doubting thomas or maybe in some false religion or cult
  • Evangelist Andrew Kelly
    Amen, God and Father of Jesus turned the show over to his Son Jesus in Hebrews 1:1-4. What Christians of the hour get bewitched and stumble at is verse 8. They do not read verse 9. Verse 8 is the fulfilling of Isaiah 6:9. "His name shall be called the mighty God" NOT "My name" NOT the Almighty God and Father the mighty God all power was passed from Father to Son. Pronouns =hishehim VS Imemy
  • Owen James
    Hebrews 1:13 - But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool? (Believe it and Receive it Brethren right now in Jesus name)
  • Tammy Shelton
    I enjoyed Hebrews chapter 1. Because our bible study class starts reading

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