Angel (a Spirit) in the Bible

A CELESTIAL SPIRIT

Called ANGEL OF THE LORD

  • Matthew 1:20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.
  • Also Matthew 1:24; 2:13,19; 28:2; Luke 1:11; Acts 5:19; 7:30,35; 8:26; 12:7,23.

Bible Encyclopedia for ANGEL.

Called MORNING STARS

  • Job 38:7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

Definition of angel

Hosts

  • Genesis 2:1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
  • Also Genesis 32:2; Joshua 5:14; 1 Chronicles 12:22; Psalms 33:6; 103:21; Luke 2:13.

"Angels" Bible Outline

Called PRINCIPALITIES, POWERS

  • Ephesians 3:10 To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,
  • Also Colossians 1:16.

See also McClintock and Strong Cyclopedia for Angel.

Created

  • Genesis 2:1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
  • Also Nehemiah 9:6; Colossians 1:16.

Of different orders

  • Isaiah 6:2 Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly.
  • Also 1 Thessalonians 4:16; 1 Peter 3:22; Jude 1:9; Revelation 12:7.

Immortal

  • Luke 20:36 Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection.

Worship God

  • Nehemiah 9:6 Thou, even thou, art LORD alone; thou hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all things that are therein, the seas, and all that is therein, and thou preservest them all; and the host of heaven worshippeth thee.
  • Also Philippians 2:9-11; Hebrews 1:6.

Not to be worshiped

  • Colossians 2:18 Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,
  • Also Revelation 19:10; 22:8-9.

Do not marry

  • Matthew 22:30 For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.
  • Also Mark 12:25; Luke 20:35.

Are obedient

  • Psalms 103:20 Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word.
  • Also Matthew 6:10; Luke 11:2; 1 Peter 3:22; 2 Peter 2:11; Jude 1:6.

Have knowledge of, and interest in, earthly affairs

  • Matthew 24:36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
  • Also Luke 9:31; 15:7,10; 1 Timothy 5:21; 1 Peter 1:12.

See FUNCTIONS OF, below

Men called angels

  • 2 Samuel 19:27 And he hath slandered thy servant unto my lord the king; but my lord the king is as an angel of God: do therefore what is good in thine eyes.

Are examples of meekness

  • 2 Peter 2:11 Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord.
  • Also Jude 1:9.

Are wise

  • 2 Samuel 14:17 Then thine handmaid said, The word of my lord the king shall now be comfortable: for as an angel of God, so is my lord the king to discern good and bad: therefore the LORD thy God will be with thee.
  • Also 2 Samuel 14:20.

Mighty

  • Psalms 103:20 Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word.
  • Also 2 Peter 2:11.

Holy

  • Matthew 25:31 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:
  • Also Mark 8:38.

Elect

  • 1 Timothy 5:21 I charge thee before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that thou observe these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality.

Innumerable

  • Deuteronomy 33:2 And he said, The LORD came from Sinai, and rose up from Seir unto them; he shined forth from mount Paran, and he came with ten thousands of saints: from his right hand went a fiery law for them.
  • Also 2 Kings 6:17; Job 25:3; Psalms 68:17; Hebrews 12:22; Jude 1:14.

Aspects of

  • Judges 13:6 Then the woman came and told her husband, saying, A man of God came unto me, and his countenance was like the countenance of an angel of God, very terrible: but I asked him not whence he was, neither told he me his name:
  • Also Isaiah 6:2; Daniel 10:6; Matthew 28:3.

See UNCLASSIFIED SCRIPTURES RELATING TO, below

FUNCTIONS OF

Guard the way to the tree of life

  • Genesis 3:24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.

Law given by

  • Acts 7:53 Who have received the law by the disposition of angels, and have not kept it.
  • Also Galatians 3:19; Hebrews 2:2.

Medium of revelation to prophets

  • 2 Kings 1:15 And the angel of the LORD said unto Elijah, Go down with him: be not afraid of him. And he arose, and went down with him unto the king.
  • Also Daniel 4:13-17; 8:19; 9:21-27; 10:10-20; Zechariah 1:9-11; Acts 8:26; 23:9; Galatians 3:19; Hebrews 2:2; Revelation 1:1; 5:2-14; 7:1-3,11-17; 8:2-13; 9; 10; 11; 12; 13; 14; 15; 16; 17; 18; 19; 20; 22:6,16.

Remonstrates with Balaam

  • Numbers 22:22-27 And God's anger was kindled because he went: and the angel of the LORD stood in the way for an adversary against him. Now he was riding upon his ass, and his two servants were with him. 23 And the ass saw the angel of the LORD standing in the way, and his sword drawn in his hand: and the ass turned aside out of the way, and went into the field: and Balaam smote the ass, to turn her into the way. 24 But the angel of the LORD stood in a path of the vineyards, a wall being on this side, and a wall on that side. 25 And when the ass saw the angel of the LORD, she thrust herself unto the wall, and crushed Balaam's foot against the wall: and he smote her again. ...

Announces the birth of Samson

  • Judges 13 And the children of Israel did evil again in the sight of the LORD; and the LORD delivered them into the hand of the Philistines forty years. 2 And there was a certain man of Zorah, of the family of the Danites, whose name was Manoah; and his wife was barren, and bare not. 3 And the angel of the LORD appeared unto the woman, and said unto her, Behold now, thou art barren, and bearest not: but thou shalt conceive, and bear a son. 4 Now therefore beware, I pray thee, and drink not wine nor strong drink, and eat not any unclean thing: ...

Announces the birth of John the Baptist

  • Luke 1:11-20 And there appeared unto him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense. 12 And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him. 13 But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John. 14 And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth. ...

Announces the birth of Jesus

  • Matthew 1:20-21 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. 21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
  • Also Luke 1:28-38; 2:7-15.

Warns Joseph to escape to Egypt

  • Matthew 2:13 And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.

Ministers to Jesus after the temptation

  • Matthew 4:11 Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.
  • Also Mark 1:13; John 1:51.

Ministers to Jesus during his passion

  • Luke 22:43 And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him.

Present at the tomb of Jesus

  • Matthew 28:2-6 And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it. 3 His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow: 4 And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men. 5 And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. ...

Present at the ascension

  • Acts 1:11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.

Will be with Christ at his second coming

  • Matthew 25:31 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:
  • Also Mark 8:38; 2 Thessalonians 1:7; Jude 1:14-15.

Will be with Christ at the judgment

  • Matthew 13:39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.
  • Also Matthew 13:41,49; 16:27; 24:31; 25:31; Mark 13:27.

MINISTRANT TO THE RIGHTEOUS

  • Genesis 16:7 And the angel of the LORD found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.
  • Also Genesis 24:7,40; Exodus 23:20,23; 32:34; 33:2; Numbers 20:16; 1 Kings 19:5-8; 2 Kings 6:17; 2 Chronicles 18:18; Psalms 34:7; 68:17; 91:11-12; 104:4; Ecclesiastes 5:6; Isaiah 63:9; Daniel 6:22; 7:10; Matthew 4:6; Luke 4:10-11; 16:22; John 1:51; 5:4; Acts 5:19-20; 10:3-6; 12:7-10; Hebrews 1:7,14; 13:2.

EXECUTE JUDGMENTS UPON THE WICKED

  • Genesis 19:1-25 And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground; 2 And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant's house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your ways. And they said, Nay; but we will abide in the street all night. 3 And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered into his house; and he made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and they did eat. 4 But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter: ...
  • Also 2 Samuel 24:16-17; 1 Chronicles 21:15-16; 2 Kings 19:35; 2 Chronicles 32:21; Isaiah 37:36; Psalms 35:5-6; 78:49; Matthew 13:41-42,49-50; Acts 12:23; 27:23-24; Jude 1:14-15; Revelation 7:1-2; 9:15; 15:1.

UNCLASSIFIED SCRIPTURES RELATING TO

  • Numbers 22:35 And the angel of the LORD said unto Balaam, Go with the men: but only the word that I shall speak unto thee, that thou shalt speak. So Balaam went with the princes of Balak.
  • Also Deuteronomy 33:2; 2 Kings 6:17; Job 4:15-19; 38:7; Psalms 8:5; 68:17; 103:20-21; 104:4; 148:2; Isaiah 6:2,5-7; Ezekiel 1:4-25; 10; Daniel 4:13,17; 8:13-14; 9:21-23; Zechariah 1:12-14; 6:5; Matthew 4:6,11; 13:41-42; 17:3; 18:10; 24:31,36; 25:31; 26:53; Mark 1:13; 8:38; 9:4; Luke 9:30-31; 12:8-9; 15:7,10; John 1:51; Acts 7:53; 8:26; Galatians 3:19; Ephesians 1:20-21; 3:10; Colossians 1:16; 2:10; 2 Thessalonians 1:7; 1 Timothy 3:16; 5:21; Hebrews 1:4-5,7,13; 2:2,5,7,16; 12:22; 13:2; 1 Peter 1:12; 3:22; 2 Peter 2:11; Revelation 4:8-11; 5:9-11; 7:9-10; 10:1-6; 14:10; 18:1-3; 19:10; 22:8-9.

APPEARANCES OF

To Abraham

  • Genesis 18:2 And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground,
  • Also Genesis 22:11-18.

To Hagar, in the wilderness

  • Genesis 16:7 And the angel of the LORD found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.

To Lot, in Sodom

  • Genesis 19:1-17 And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground; 2 And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant's house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your ways. And they said, Nay; but we will abide in the street all night. 3 And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered into his house; and he made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and they did eat. 4 But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter: ...

To Jacob, in his various visions

  • Genesis 28:12 And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it.

To Moses

  • Exodus 3:2 And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.

To the Israelites

  • Exodus 14:19 And the angel of God, which went before the camp of Israel, removed and went behind them; and the pillar of the cloud went from before their face, and stood behind them:
  • Also Judges 2:1-4.

To Balaam

  • Numbers 22:31 Then the LORD opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the angel of the LORD standing in the way, and his sword drawn in his hand: and he bowed down his head, and fell flat on his face.

To Joshua, "the captain of the Lord's host,"

  • Joshua 5:15 And the captain of the LORD'S host said unto Joshua, Loose thy shoe from off thy foot; for the place whereon thou standest is holy. And Joshua did so.

To Gideon

  • Judges 6:11-22 And there came an angel of the LORD, and sat under an oak which was in Ophrah, that pertained unto Joash the Abiezrite: and his son Gideon threshed wheat by the winepress, to hide it from the Midianites. 12 And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him, and said unto him, The LORD is with thee, thou mighty man of valour. 13 And Gideon said unto him, Oh my Lord, if the LORD be with us, why then is all this befallen us? and where be all his miracles which our fathers told us of, saying, Did not the LORD bring us up from Egypt? but now the LORD hath forsaken us, and delivered us into the hands of the Midianites. 14 And the LORD looked upon him, and said, Go in this thy might, and thou shalt save Israel from the hand of the Midianites: have not I sent thee? ...

To Manoah

  • Judges 13:6 Then the woman came and told her husband, saying, A man of God came unto me, and his countenance was like the countenance of an angel of God, very terrible: but I asked him not whence he was, neither told he me his name:
  • Also Judges 13:15-20.

To David, at the threshing floor of Araunah

  • 2 Samuel 24:16-17 And when the angel stretched out his hand upon Jerusalem to destroy it, the LORD repented him of the evil, and said to the angel that destroyed the people, It is enough: stay now thine hand. And the angel of the LORD was by the threshingplace of Araunah the Jebusite. 17 And David spake unto the LORD when he saw the angel that smote the people, and said, Lo, I have sinned, and I have done wickedly: but these sheep, what have they done? let thine hand, I pray thee, be against me, and against my father's house.
  • Also 1 Chronicles 21:15-16.

To Elijah

  • 1 Kings 19:5 And as he lay and slept under a juniper tree, behold, then an angel touched him, and said unto him, Arise and eat.

To Elisha while he lay under the juniper tree

  • 2 Kings 6:16-17 And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them. 17 And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.

To Daniel, in the lions' den

  • Daniel 6:22 My God hath sent his angel, and hath shut the lions' mouths, that they have not hurt me: forasmuch as before him innocency was found in me; and also before thee, O king, have I done no hurt.
  • Also Daniel 8:16; 9:21; 10:5-10,16,18; 12:5-7.

To Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego in the fiery furnace

  • Daniel 3:25 He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.
  • Also Daniel 3:28.

To Zechariah, in a vision

  • Zechariah 2:3 And, behold, the angel that talked with me went forth, and another angel went out to meet him,
  • Also Zechariah 3:1-2; 4:1.

To Joseph, in a dream

  • Matthew 1:20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.
  • Also Matthew 2:13,19.

At the transfiguration of Jesus

  • Matthew 17:3 And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him.
  • Also Luke 9:30-31.

To Mary, concerning Jesus

  • Luke 1:26-38 And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, 27 To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. 28 And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women. 29 And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be. ...

To Zacharias

  • Luke 1:11-20 And there appeared unto him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense. 12 And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him. 13 But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John. 14 And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth. ...
  • Also Luke 1:26-38.

To the shepherds

  • Luke 2:9-11 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. 10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
  • Also Luke 2:13-14.

To Jesus, after His temptation

  • Matthew 4:11 Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.

In Gethsemane

  • Luke 22:43 And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him.

At the tomb of Jesus

  • Matthew 28:2-5 And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it. 3 His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow: 4 And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men. 5 And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.
  • Also Mark 16:5-7; Luke 24:23; John 20:12.

At the ascension

  • Acts 1:10-11 And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; 11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.

To Peter and John, while in prison

  • Acts 5:19 But the angel of the Lord by night opened the prison doors, and brought them forth, and said,

To Philip

  • Acts 8:26 And the angel of the Lord spake unto Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward the south unto the way that goeth down from Jerusalem unto Gaza, which is desert.

To Cornelius, in a dream

  • Acts 10:3 He saw in a vision evidently about the ninth hour of the day an angel of God coming in to him, and saying unto him, Cornelius.
  • Also Acts 10:30-32.

To Peter, in prison

  • Acts 12:7-11 And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shined in the prison: and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands. 8 And the angel said unto him, Gird thyself, and bind on thy sandals. And so he did. And he saith unto him, Cast thy garment about thee, and follow me. 9 And he went out, and followed him; and wist not that it was true which was done by the angel; but thought he saw a vision. 10 When they were past the first and the second ward, they came unto the iron gate that leadeth unto the city; which opened to them of his own accord: and they went out, and passed on through one street; and forthwith the angel departed from him. ...

To Paul, on the way to Damascus

  • Acts 27:23 For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve,

To John, on the island of Patmos

  • Revelation 1:1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:
  • Also Revelation 5:2; 7:11; 10:9; 11:1; 17:7; 19:10; 22:8.

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