31 Scriptures on Angels (ESV)

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  1. Job 38:1-7 - "Then the LORD answered Job out..."
  2. Colossians 1:16 - "For by him all things were..."
  3. Revelation 4:8 - "And the four living creatures, each..."
  4. Luke 20:35-36 - "but those who are considered worthy..."
  5. Genesis 2:1 - "Thus the heavens and the earth..."
  6. 2 Samuel 14:17 - "And your servant thought, 'The word..."
  7. Luke 15:10 - "Just so, I tell you, there..."
  8. Revelation 14:6 - "Then I saw another angel flying..."
  9. Job 4:15-18 - "A spirit glided past my face;..."
  10. Jude 1:6 - "And the angels who did not..."
  11. 1 Peter 3:21-22 - "Baptism, which corresponds to this, now..."
  12. 1 Peter 1:12 - "It was revealed to them that..."
  13. Hebrews 12:22 - "But you have come to Mount..."
  14. Psalm 78:25 - "Man ate of the bread of..."
  15. Revelation 5:11-12 - "Then I looked, and I heard..."
  16. Isaiah 14:12-14 - ""How you are fallen from heaven,..."
  17. Psalm 78:49 - "He let loose on them his..."
  18. Psalm 91:11 - "For he will command his angels..."
  19. Matthew 22:30 - "For in the resurrection they neither..."
  20. Matthew 4:6-11 - "and said to him, "If you..."
  21. Matthew 16:27 - "For the Son of Man is..."
  22. Matthew 18:10 - ""See that you do not despise..."
  23. Psalm 103:20 - "Bless the LORD, O you his..."
  24. Matthew 24:31-35 - "And he will send out his..."
  25. Colossians 2:18 - "Let no one disqualify you, insisting..."
  26. Hebrews 1:14 - "Are they not all ministering spirits..."
  27. Luke 4:10 - "for it is written, "'He will..."
  28. 2 Peter 2:4 - "For if God did not spare..."
  29. Hebrews 13:2 - "Do not neglect to show hospitality..."
  30. John 20:11-12 - "But Mary stood weeping outside the..."
  31. Hebrews 2:6-13 - "It has been testified somewhere, "What..."

1. Job 38:1-7

1 Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind and said: 2 "Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge? 3 Dress for action like a man; I will question you, and you make it known to me. 4 "Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding. 5 Who determined its measurements--surely you know! Or who stretched the line upon it? 6 On what were its bases sunk, or who laid its cornerstone, 7 when the morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

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2. Colossians 1:16

16 For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities--all things were created through him and for him.

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3. Revelation 4:8

8 And the four living creatures, each of them with six wings, are full of eyes all around and within, and day and night they never cease to say, "Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come!"

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4. Luke 20:35-36

35 but those who are considered worthy to attain to that age and to the resurrection from the dead neither marry nor are given in marriage, 36 for they cannot die anymore, because they are equal to angels and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection.

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5. Genesis 2:1

1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.

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6. 2 Samuel 14:17

17 And your servant thought, 'The word of my lord the king will set me at rest,' for my lord the king is like the angel of God to discern good and evil. The LORD your God be with you!"

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7. Luke 15:10

10 Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents."

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8. Revelation 14:6

6 Then I saw another angel flying directly overhead, with an eternal gospel to proclaim to those who dwell on earth, to every nation and tribe and language and people.

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9. Job 4:15-18

15 A spirit glided past my face; the hair of my flesh stood up. 16 It stood still, but I could not discern its appearance. A form was before my eyes; there was silence, then I heard a voice: 17 'Can mortal man be in the right before God? Can a man be pure before his Maker? 18 Even in his servants he puts no trust, and his angels he charges with error;

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10. Jude 1:6

6 And the angels who did not stay within their own position of authority, but left their proper dwelling, he has kept in eternal chains under gloomy darkness until the judgment of the great day--

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11. 1 Peter 3:21-22

21 Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, 22 who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with angels, authorities, and powers having been subjected to him.

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12. 1 Peter 1:12

12 It was revealed to them that they were serving not themselves but you, in the things that have now been announced to you through those who preached the good news to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven, things into which angels long to look.

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13. Hebrews 12:22

22 But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering,

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14. Psalm 78:25

25 Man ate of the bread of the angels; he sent them food in abundance.

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15. Revelation 5:11-12

11 Then I looked, and I heard around the throne and the living creatures and the elders the voice of many angels, numbering myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands, 12 saying with a loud voice, "Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!"

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16. Isaiah 14:12-14

12 "How you are fallen from heaven, O Day Star, son of Dawn! How you are cut down to the ground, you who laid the nations low! 13 You said in your heart, 'I will ascend to heaven; above the stars of God I will set my throne on high; I will sit on the mount of assembly in the far reaches of the north; 14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.'

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17. Psalm 78:49

49 He let loose on them his burning anger, wrath, indignation, and distress, a company of destroying angels.

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18. Psalm 91:11

11 For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.

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19. Matthew 22:30

30 For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven.

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20. Matthew 4:6-11

6 and said to him, "If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, for it is written, "'He will command his angels concerning you,'and "'On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.'" 7 Jesus said to him, "Again it is written, 'You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.'" 8 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. 9 And he said to him, "All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me." 10 Then Jesus said to him, "Be gone, Satan! For it is written, "'You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve.'" 11 Then the devil left him, and behold, angels came and were ministering to him.

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21. Matthew 16:27

27 For the Son of Man is going to come with his angels in the glory of his Father, and then he will repay each person according to what he has done.

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22. Matthew 18:10

10 "See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels always see the face of my Father who is in heaven.

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23. Psalm 103:20

20 Bless the LORD, O you his angels, you mighty ones who do his word, obeying the voice of his word!

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24. Matthew 24:31-35

31 And he will send out his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. 32 "From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts out its leaves, you know that summer is near. 33 So also, when you see all these things, you know that he is near, at the very gates. 34 Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place. 35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.

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25. Colossians 2:18

18 Let no one disqualify you, insisting on asceticism and worship of angels, going on in detail about visions, puffed up without reason by his sensuous mind,

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26. Hebrews 1:14

14 Are they not all ministering spirits sent out to serve for the sake of those who are to inherit salvation?

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27. Luke 4:10

10 for it is written, "'He will command his angels concerning you, to guard you,'

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28. 2 Peter 2:4

4 For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to chains of gloomy darkness to be kept until the judgment;

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29. Hebrews 13:2

2 Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

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30. John 20:11-12

11 But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she stooped to look into the tomb. 12 And she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had lain, one at the head and one at the feet.

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31. Hebrews 2:6-13

6 It has been testified somewhere, "What is man, that you are mindful of him, or the son of man, that you care for him? 7 You made him for a little while lower than the angels; you have crowned him with glory and honor, 8 putting everything in subjection under his feet."Now in putting everything in subjection to him, he left nothing outside his control. At present, we do not yet see everything in subjection to him. 9 But we see him who for a little while was made lower than the angels, namely Jesus, crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone. 10 For it was fitting that he, for whom and by whom all things exist, in bringing many sons to glory, should make the founder of their salvation perfect through suffering. 11 For he who sanctifies and those who are sanctified all have one origin. That is why he is not ashamed to call them brothers, 12 saying, "I will tell of your name to my brothers; in the midst of the congregation I will sing your praise." 13 And again, "I will put my trust in him."And again, "Behold, I and the children God has given me."

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Table of Contents

  1. Psalm 78:25
  2. Psalm 78:49
  3. Psalm 91:11
  4. Psalm 103:20
  5. Genesis 2:1
  6. 2 Samuel 14:17
  7. Job 4:15-18
  8. Job 38:1-7
  9. Isaiah 14:12-14
  10. Matthew 4:6-11
  11. Matthew 16:27
  12. Matthew 18:10
  13. Matthew 22:30
  14. Matthew 24:31-35
  15. Luke 4:10
  16. Luke 15:10
  17. Luke 20:35-36
  18. John 20:11-12
  19. Colossians 1:16
  20. Colossians 2:18
  21. Hebrews 1:14
  22. Hebrews 2:6-13
  23. Hebrews 12:22
  24. Hebrews 13:2
  25. 1 Peter 1:12
  26. 1 Peter 3:21-22
  27. 2 Peter 2:4
  28. Jude 1:6
  29. Revelation 4:8
  30. Revelation 5:11-12
  31. Revelation 14:6

Psalm 78:25

25 Man ate of the bread of the angels; he sent them food in abundance.

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Psalm 78:49

49 He let loose on them his burning anger, wrath, indignation, and distress, a company of destroying angels.

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Psalm 91:11

11 For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.

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Psalm 103:20

20 Bless the LORD, O you his angels, you mighty ones who do his word, obeying the voice of his word!

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Genesis 2:1

1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.

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2 Samuel 14:17

17 And your servant thought, 'The word of my lord the king will set me at rest,' for my lord the king is like the angel of God to discern good and evil. The LORD your God be with you!"

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Job 4:15-18

15 A spirit glided past my face; the hair of my flesh stood up. 16 It stood still, but I could not discern its appearance. A form was before my eyes; there was silence, then I heard a voice: 17 'Can mortal man be in the right before God? Can a man be pure before his Maker? 18 Even in his servants he puts no trust, and his angels he charges with error;

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Job 38:1-7

1 Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind and said: 2 "Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge? 3 Dress for action like a man; I will question you, and you make it known to me. 4 "Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding. 5 Who determined its measurements--surely you know! Or who stretched the line upon it? 6 On what were its bases sunk, or who laid its cornerstone, 7 when the morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

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Isaiah 14:12-14

12 "How you are fallen from heaven, O Day Star, son of Dawn! How you are cut down to the ground, you who laid the nations low! 13 You said in your heart, 'I will ascend to heaven; above the stars of God I will set my throne on high; I will sit on the mount of assembly in the far reaches of the north; 14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.'

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Matthew 4:6-11

6 and said to him, "If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, for it is written, "'He will command his angels concerning you,'and "'On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.'" 7 Jesus said to him, "Again it is written, 'You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.'" 8 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. 9 And he said to him, "All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me." 10 Then Jesus said to him, "Be gone, Satan! For it is written, "'You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve.'" 11 Then the devil left him, and behold, angels came and were ministering to him.

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Matthew 16:27

27 For the Son of Man is going to come with his angels in the glory of his Father, and then he will repay each person according to what he has done.

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Matthew 18:10

10 "See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels always see the face of my Father who is in heaven.

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Matthew 22:30

30 For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven.

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Matthew 24:31-35

31 And he will send out his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. 32 "From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts out its leaves, you know that summer is near. 33 So also, when you see all these things, you know that he is near, at the very gates. 34 Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place. 35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.

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Luke 4:10

10 for it is written, "'He will command his angels concerning you, to guard you,'

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Luke 15:10

10 Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents."

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Luke 20:35-36

35 but those who are considered worthy to attain to that age and to the resurrection from the dead neither marry nor are given in marriage, 36 for they cannot die anymore, because they are equal to angels and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection.

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John 20:11-12

11 But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she stooped to look into the tomb. 12 And she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had lain, one at the head and one at the feet.

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Colossians 1:16

16 For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities--all things were created through him and for him.

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Colossians 2:18

18 Let no one disqualify you, insisting on asceticism and worship of angels, going on in detail about visions, puffed up without reason by his sensuous mind,

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Hebrews 1:14

14 Are they not all ministering spirits sent out to serve for the sake of those who are to inherit salvation?

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Hebrews 2:6-13

6 It has been testified somewhere, "What is man, that you are mindful of him, or the son of man, that you care for him? 7 You made him for a little while lower than the angels; you have crowned him with glory and honor, 8 putting everything in subjection under his feet."Now in putting everything in subjection to him, he left nothing outside his control. At present, we do not yet see everything in subjection to him. 9 But we see him who for a little while was made lower than the angels, namely Jesus, crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone. 10 For it was fitting that he, for whom and by whom all things exist, in bringing many sons to glory, should make the founder of their salvation perfect through suffering. 11 For he who sanctifies and those who are sanctified all have one origin. That is why he is not ashamed to call them brothers, 12 saying, "I will tell of your name to my brothers; in the midst of the congregation I will sing your praise." 13 And again, "I will put my trust in him."And again, "Behold, I and the children God has given me."

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Hebrews 12:22

22 But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering,

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Hebrews 13:2

2 Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

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1 Peter 1:12

12 It was revealed to them that they were serving not themselves but you, in the things that have now been announced to you through those who preached the good news to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven, things into which angels long to look.

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1 Peter 3:21-22

21 Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, 22 who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with angels, authorities, and powers having been subjected to him.

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2 Peter 2:4

4 For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to chains of gloomy darkness to be kept until the judgment;

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Jude 1:6

6 And the angels who did not stay within their own position of authority, but left their proper dwelling, he has kept in eternal chains under gloomy darkness until the judgment of the great day--

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Revelation 4:8

8 And the four living creatures, each of them with six wings, are full of eyes all around and within, and day and night they never cease to say, "Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come!"

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Revelation 5:11-12

11 Then I looked, and I heard around the throne and the living creatures and the elders the voice of many angels, numbering myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands, 12 saying with a loud voice, "Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!"

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Revelation 14:6

6 Then I saw another angel flying directly overhead, with an eternal gospel to proclaim to those who dwell on earth, to every nation and tribe and language and people.

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