Angels of the Bible

The angels of the Bible inspire, comfort, and strengthen our connection to the spiritual realms. Indeed, some of the best-known and most beloved angel quotes come from the Bible. The Bible is a mine of spiritual knowledge and power.

It is not surprising that many people look for (and many times find) the answers to their questions in the Bible. They also find solace and consolation amidst the holy stories. Reading about the angels in the Bible gives us hope and open our hearts to receiving divine help.

Interestingly, only two angels are named in the Bible: Michael and Gabriel. And Michael is the only one referred to as an archangel. Apocryphal books, like the Book of Tobias, mention Raphael and Uriel. The rest of the angels mentioned in the Bible remain anonymous.

The stories of the angels of the Bible are quite interesting and uplifting. So if you are looking for inspiring thoughts, you may find them in this small collection of quotes taken from the Holy Scriptures.

Quotes about Angels of the Bible

Abraham and the Three AngelsThe angels of the Bible serve God in different capacities. In the Old Testament, they are clearly depicted as messengers and warriors of God. They also act as guides and protectors. In my opinion, the angels of the old testament seem fiercer than the angels of the New Testament.

Angels in the Bible - the Old Testament

The following angel quotes come from the King James Version of the Bible. This is just a tiny sample of the many passages that mention angels and their interaction with humans.

The Angel speaks to Hagar, Abraham’s second wife and mother of Ishmael

And God heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of God called to Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not; for God hath heard the voice of the lad where he is. ~ Genesis 21:17

The Angel calls Abraham

And the angel of the LORD called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I. ~ Genesis 22:11

An Angel Saves Lot and his Family

And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot,saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters, which are here; lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city.. ~ Genesis 19:15

More Angels of the Bible

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… ~ Exodus 14:19

Behold, I send an Angel before thee, to keep thee in the way, and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared. ~ Exodus 23:20

And when we cried unto the LORD, he heard our voice, and sent an angel, and hath brought us forth out of Egypt… ~ Numbers 20:16

The Psalms

What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour. ~ Psalms 8: 4-5

And had rained down manna upon them to eat, and had given them of the corn of heaven. Man did eat angels' food: he sent them meat to the full. ~ Psalms 78:24-25

Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word. ~ Psalms 103:20

Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire… ~ Psalms 104:4

Praise ye him, all his angels: praise ye him, all his hosts. ~ Psalms 148:2

The New Testament

The following quotes about angels of the Bible come from the New Testament. Many of the stories found in this section of the Holy Book strengthen our concept of angels as messengers.

The angel announces Zacharias and his wife will become parents.

And Zacharias said unto the angel, Whereby shall I know this? for I am an old man, and my wife well stricken in years. And the angel answering said unto him, I am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and am sent to speak unto thee, and to shew thee these glad tidings. ~ Luke 1:18-19

Saint Paul's Thoughts on Angels

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. ~ 1 Corinthians 13:1

And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.. ~ 2 Corinthians 11:14

Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation? ~ Hebrews 1:14

But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man. ~ Hebrews 2:9

More Bible Angels

Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee. ~ Jude 1:9

And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands ~ Revelation 5:11

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