Angel Bible Verses

The angel Bible verses presented here are some of the best known and are among my favorite. These verses describe biblical angels in different capacities. They are the messengers of God, they are warriors, and they are also divine guardians. Their stories are mystical, yet they are also filled with adventure.

It is not surprising that these stories described in these angel Bible verses have inspired some of the most talented artists of all time. Here you will find the artistic representations of some of these Bible angels and their amazing tales.

Biblical Angels

The following angel Bible verses come from the King James Version.

The Angel Saves Isaac

And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father:and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?

And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together. ~ Genesis 22:7-9

Abraham and Isaac

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And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, andbound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood. And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son. And the angel of the LORD called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I. And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me. ~ Genesis 22:10-12

The Sacrifice of Isaac

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Balaam, the Donkey and the Angel

And Balaam rose up in the morning, and saddled his ass, and went with the princes of Moab. 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.

Balaam and the Ass

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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.

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.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.

And the angel of the LORD went further, and stood in a narrow place, where was no way to turn either to the right hand or to the left.

And when the ass saw the angel of the LORD, she fell down under Balaam: and Balaam's anger was kindled, and he smote the ass with a staff.

And the LORD opened the mouth of the ass, and she said unto Balaam, What have I done unto thee, that thou hast smitten me these three times?

And Balaam said unto the ass, Because thou hast mocked me: I would there were a sword in mine hand, for now would I kill thee.

And the ass said unto Balaam, Am not I thine ass, upon which thou hast ridden ever since I was thine unto this day? was I ever wont to do so unto thee? And he said, Nay.

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. ~ Numbers 22:21-30

More Angel Bible Verses – The New Testament

Angels go hand in hand with the Christmas story. The following angel Bible verse is a very well-known quote about angels and the shepherds.

Angel Bible Verses

The Angels Tell the Shepherds How They Will Find Baby Jesus

And this shall be a sign unto you:

Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, Lying in a manger. ~ Luke 2:12



The Angel of God Opens the Prison’s Door

Then the high priest rose up, and all they that were with him, (which is the sect of the Sadducees,) and were filled with indignation, And laid their hands on the apostles, and put them in the common prison.

But the angel of the Lord by night opened the prison doors, and brought them forth, and said,Go, stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life. ~ Acts 5:17-20

The Angel Frees Peter

And when Herod would have brought him forth, the same night Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains: and the keepers before the door kept the prison.

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.

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.

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.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. ~ Acts of the Apostles 12:6-10

St. Peter Freed by an Angel, 1639

St. Peter Freed by an Angel, 1639
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In the Words of St. Paul

Let brotherly love continue. Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. ~ Hebrews 13:1-2

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