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 1:7

  • 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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