71+ Powerful Bible Verses About Angels

Angels play an important yet mysterious role throughout Scripture as messengers of God and agents of His divine will.

This article explores key Bible verses about angels that provide insight into their purpose, works, and interactions with mankind.

Whether used for study, meditation, or reflection, these handpicked verses unpack the biblical foundations of angelology.

They reveal how angels operate as heavenly warriors and guardians, servants in carrying out God’s plans, and worshippers surrounding His throne.

It is our hope these scriptures provide a glimpse into the remarkable world of angels while also reminding readers of their subordinate role to the one true God.

Bible Verses About Angels

1. Nature of Angels – Bible verses about Angels describing attributes of angels, like their spiritual essence and power.

Psalm 104:4: He makes his messengers winds, his ministers a flaming fire.

2 Peter 2:11: Whereas angels, though greater in might and power, do not pronounce a blasphemous judgment against them before the Lord.

Matthew 28:2-4: And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow. And for fear of him, the guards trembled and became like dead men.

Hebrews 1:7: Of the angels he says, “He makes his angels winds, and his ministers a flame of fire.”

Revelation 5:11: 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.

1 Corinthians 6:3: Do you not know that we are to judge angels? How much more, then, matters pertaining to this life!

Exodus 25:20: The cherubim shall spread out their wings above, overshadowing the mercy seat with their wings, their faces one to another; toward the mercy seat shall the faces of the cherubim be.

Psalm 148:2: Praise him, all his angels; praise him, all his hosts!

2. Purposes of Angels – Bible verses about Angels praising God, serving Him, and carrying out His will.

Psalm 103:20-21: Bless the Lord, O you his angels, you mighty ones who do his word, obeying the voice of his word! Bless the Lord, all his hosts, his ministers, who do his will!

Hebrews 1:14: Are they not all ministering spirits sent out to serve for the sake of those who are to inherit salvation?

Luke 1:19: And the angel answered him, “I am Gabriel. I stand in the presence of God, and I was sent to speak to you and to bring you this good news.”

Revelation 7:11: And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God.

Nehemiah 9:6: You are the Lord, you alone. You have made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them; and you preserve all of them, and the host of heaven worships you.

Matthew 18:10: “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.”

Psalm 91:11: For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.

Isaiah 6:3: And one called to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!”

Bible Verse About Angels Protection - Psalm 34:7
Bible Verse About Angels Protection

3. Bible Verses About Angels Appearance – Accounts of the appearance of angels and them appearing and interacting with humanity.

Luke 1:11-12: And there appeared to him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense. And Zechariah was troubled when he saw him, and fear fell upon him.

Acts 12:7: And behold, an angel of the Lord stood next to him, and a light shone in the cell.

Genesis 18:1-3: And the Lord appeared to him by the oaks of Mamre, as he sat at the door of his tent in the heat of the day. He lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, three men were standing in front of him. When he saw them, he ran from the tent door to meet them and bowed himself to the earth.

Matthew 1:20-21: But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.”

Luke 24:4-5: While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel. And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead?”

Genesis 32:24: And Jacob was left alone. And a man wrestled with him until the breaking of the day. When the man saw that he did not prevail against Jacob, he touched his hip socket, and Jacob’s hip was put out of joint as he wrestled with him.

Daniel 9:20-23: While I was speaking and praying, confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel, and presenting my plea before the Lord my God for the holy hill of my God, while I was speaking in prayer, the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the first, came to me in swift flight at the time of the evening sacrifice.

Ezekiel 5:5-9: This is what the Sovereign LORD says: This is Jerusalem, which I have set in the center of the nations, with countries all around her. Yet in her wickedness, she has rebelled against my laws and decrees more than the nations and countries around her. She has rejected my laws and has not followed my decrees.

Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: You have been more unruly than the nations around you and have not followed my decrees or kept my laws. You have not even conformed to the standards of the nations around you. Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: I myself am against you, Jerusalem, and I will inflict punishment on you in the sight of the nations. Because of all your detestable idols, I will do to you what I have never done before and will never do again.

Ezekiel 5:10-12: Therefore in your midst fathers will eat their children, and children will eat their fathers. I will inflict punishment on you and will scatter all your survivors to the winds. Therefore, as surely as I live, declares the Sovereign LORD, because you have defiled my sanctuary with all your vile images and detestable practices, I myself will withdraw my favor; I will not look on you with pity or spare you. A third of your people will die of the plague or perish by famine inside you; a third will fall by the sword outside your walls; and a third I will scatter to the winds and pursue with drawn sword.

Ezekiel 5:13-14: Then my anger will cease and my wrath against them will subside, and I will be avenged. And when I have spent my wrath on them, they will know that I the LORD have spoken in my zeal. “I will make you a ruin and a reproach among the nations around you, in the sight of all who pass by.”

Ezekiel 10:5: And the sound of the wings of the cherubim could be heard as far as the outer court, like the voice of God Almighty when he speaks.

Ezekiel 10:8: (The cherubim appeared to have the form of a human hand under their wings.)

Ezekiel 10:10: As for their appearance, the four had the same likeness, as if a wheel were within a wheel.

Ezekiel 10:12: Their entire bodies, including their backs, their hands and their wings, were completely full of eyes, as were their four wheels.

Ezekiel 10:14: Each of the cherubim had four faces: One face was that of a cherub, the second the face of a human being, the third the face of a lion, and the fourth the face of an eagle.

Ezekiel 10:21: Each had four faces and four wings, with what looked like human hands under their wings.

Isaiah 6:2: Above him were seraphim, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying.

Revelation 4:8: Each of the four living creatures had six wings and was covered with eyes all around, even under its wings. Day and night they never stop saying: ” ‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty,’ who was, and is, and is to come.”

4. Authority of Angels – Bible verses about Angels having authority from God to act, speak, and command.

Daniel 10:21: “But I will tell you what is inscribed in the book of truth: there is none who contends by my side against these except Michael, your prince.”

Revelation 22:16: “I, Jesus, have sent my angel to testify to you about these things for the churches. I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star.”

Matthew 28:18: “And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.'”

2 Thessalonians 1:7: “and to grant relief to you who are afflicted as well as to us, when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with his mighty angels.”

Jude 1:9: “But when the archangel Michael, contending with the devil, was disputing about the body of Moses, he did not presume to pronounce a blasphemous judgment but said, ‘The Lord rebuke you.'”

Acts 5:19-20: “But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the prison doors and brought them out, and said, ‘Go and stand in the temple and speak to the people all the words of this Life.'”

Psalm 103:20-21: “Bless the LORD, O you his angels, you mighty ones who do his word, obeying the voice of his word! Bless the LORD, all his hosts, his ministers, who do his will!”

Matthew 13:41: “The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will gather out of his kingdom all causes of sin and all law-breakers.”

Bible Verses About Angels Appearance - Ezekiel 1:5-9
Bible Verses About Angels Appearance

5. Types of Angels – Bible verses about Angels mentioning kinds of angels like cherubim, seraphim, and archangels. 

Genesis 3:24: “He drove out the man, and at the east of the garden of Eden he placed the cherubim and a flaming sword that turned every way to guard the way to the tree of life.”

Isaiah 6:2: “Above him stood the seraphim. Each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew.”

1 Thessalonians 4:16: “For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.”

Revelation 8:3-4: “And another angel came and stood at the altar with a golden censer, and he was given much incense to offer with the prayers of all the saints on the golden altar before the throne.”

Colossians 1:16: “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.”

Ezekiel 10:1: “Then I looked, and behold, on the expanse that was over the heads of the cherubim there appeared above them something like a sapphire, in appearance like a throne.”

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

6. Bible Verses About Angels and Spiritual Warfare – Verses about the role of angels in spiritual battles.

Revelation 12:7-9: “Now war arose in heaven, Michael and his angels fighting against the dragon. And the dragon and his angels fought back, but he was defeated, and there was no longer any place for them in heaven.”

Daniel 10:13, 20-21: “The prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days, but Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me. And I was left there with the kings of Persia… But now I will return to fight against the prince of Persia; and when I go out, behold, the prince of Greece will come.”

2 Kings 6:17: “Then Elisha prayed and said, ‘O LORD, please open his eyes that he may see.’ So the LORD opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw, and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.”

Psalm 34:7: “The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them.”

Ephesians 6:12: “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.”

2 Corinthians 10:3-4: “For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds.”

Matthew 26:53: “Do you think that I cannot appeal to my Father, and he will at once send me more than twelve legions of angels?”

Fallen Angel Bible Verse - Revelation 12:9
Fallen Angel Bible Verse

7. Bible Verses About Angels Worshiping God – Scenes of angels worshiping, praising God around His throne.

Psalm 148:1-2: Praise the LORD! Praise the LORD from the heavens; praise him in the heights! Praise him, all his angels; praise him, all his hosts!

Hebrews 1:6: And again, when he brings the firstborn into the world, he says, “Let all God’s angels worship him.”

Isaiah 6:6: Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a burning coal that he had taken with tongs from the altar.

Revelation 4:8-9: 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!” And whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to him who is seated on the throne, who lives forever and ever.

Revelation 4:10-11: the twenty-four elders fall down before him who is seated on the throne and worship him who lives forever and ever. They cast their crowns before the throne, saying, “Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will, they existed and were created.”

Revelation 7:11-12: And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, saying, “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen.”

Job 38:6-7: On what were its bases sunk, or who laid its cornerstone when the morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

Revelation 5:8: And when he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each holding a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints.

Psalm 103:20-21: Bless the LORD, O you his angels, you mighty ones who do his word, obeying the voice of his word! Bless the LORD, all his hosts, his ministers, who do his will!

8. Bible Verses About Angels and Salvation – Verses on angels rejoicing over salvation.

Luke 15:10: Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents.

1 Peter 1:12: 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.

Hebrews 1:14: Are they not all ministering spirits sent out to serve for the sake of those who are to inherit salvation?

Acts 8:26: Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Rise and go toward the south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” This is a desert place.

Acts 10:4: And he stared at him in terror and said, “What is it, Lord?” And he said to him, “Your prayers and your alms have ascended as a memorial before God.”

Acts 12:11: When Peter came to himself, he said, “Now I am sure that the Lord has sent his angel and rescued me from the hand of Herod and from all that the Jewish people were expecting.”

Hebrews 13:2: Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

Exodus 23:23: When my angel goes before you and brings you to the Amorites and the Hittites and the Perizzites and the Canaanites, the Hivites and the Jebusites, and I blot them out.

Guardian Angel Bible Verse - Psalm 91:11
Guardian Angel Bible Verse

Pastoral Perspective: Probing Deeper Into Verses About Angels

1. What do these bible verses about angels teach us?

The scriptures on angels teach us:

  • Angels are spiritual beings created by God (Psalm 148:2, Colossians 1:16).
  • Angels fulfill God’s purposes like worship, messaging, and protecting (Psalm 103:20, Hebrews 1:14).
  • Angels appeared to many people in the Bible with divine messages (Luke 1:11-20, Acts 12:7-10).
  • Angels have authority from God to act in spiritual realms (Daniel 10:21, Revelation 22:16).
  • There are different types of angels with distinct roles (Isaiah 6:2, Revelation 8:3-4).
  • Angels are involved in spiritual warfare (Daniel 10:20-21, Ephesians 6:12).
  • Angels worship and glorify God (Psalm 148:1-2, Isaiah 6:3).
  • Angels minister to people regarding salvation (Acts 8:26, Hebrews 1:14).

2. As a scholar, can you offer insights into the nuances and subtleties of ‘angelic bible verses’ that may not be immediately apparent, enriching our understanding of angels in scripture?

Some important nuances about angel verses include:

  • Angels are spiritual servants of God, not objects of worship themselves.
  • Angels primarily work behind the scenes, unseen.
  • Angelic appearances were unique events, not common experiences.
  • Angels facilitated two-way communication between God and people.
  • Descriptions of angels are symbolic to convey spiritual realities.
  • Holy angels reject pride and promote humility and worship of God alone.

3. What would be considered a very important ‘bible verse about angels’ that I could reflect on, meditate on, or use as a guide when seeking to understand the biblical perspective on the divine messengers and spiritual beings?

Psalm 91:11 is a bible verse about angels that provides valuable insight:

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

This verse reassures believers of God’s provision of angelic protection and care. Reflecting on it builds faith in God’s spiritual resources.

4. Using relevant scriptures on angels, can you give me some practical steps that believers can take to acknowledge and connect with angels in accordance with biblical principles?

  • Pray for awareness and receptivity to angelic guidance (John 5:4).
  • Avoid seeking angelic encounters, but be receptive if God grants them.
  • Test any spiritual experiences against Scripture (1 John 4:1).
  • Focus on worshipping God rather than angels (Colossians 2:18).
  • Read biblical accounts of angelic encounters.
  • Recognize angelic intervention as God’s provision, not earning it.
  • Keep perspective that God alone is Lord, not angels.

5. What practical strategies can individuals employ to incorporate ‘scripture on angels’ into their daily lives, making it a central part of their spiritual decisions and actions?

  • Pray through passages on angelic protection like Psalm 91.
  • Recall stories of angels when needing assurance of God’s spiritual resources.
  • Memorize verses affirming the realities of the spiritual realm.
  • Discuss bible verses on angels with trusted mature believers.
  • Study angelic encounters in Scripture for spiritual wisdom.
  • Worship God as Lord of the angelic hosts.
  • Test spiritual influences against the truth of Scripture.

6. What are some specific examples from the scriptures that show biblical figures or stories exemplify interactions with angels and the significance of angelic intervention in God’s plan?

Examples include:

  • Angels speaking to Mary and Joseph (Matthew 1:20-24, 2:13).
  • An angel delivering Peter from prison (Acts 12:6-11).
  • Angels ministering to Jesus after his temptation (Matthew 4:11).
  • An angel giving instruction to Philip (Acts 8:26).
  • Angels appearing to the shepherds at Jesus’ birth (Luke 2:8-15).

7. In your ministry at Divine Disclosures, how have you witnessed verses on angels being a transformative force in the lives of believers, influencing their understanding and experience of divine guidance and protection? Could you share some powerful testimonials or insights?

I have seen many gain peace and assurance from meditating on verses of angelic protection like Psalm 34:7 and 91:11, especially when facing threats or isolation. Remembering angels as “ministering spirits” in Hebrews 1:14 brought comfort to several going through trauma. Some reported sensing angelic interventions like timely warnings or provisions after studying bible passages on angels. Scripture awakened them to the spiritual realm.

8. What bible verse on angels helps guide spiritual decisions and actions, especially when seeking divine guidance and protection?

Psalm 34:7 is bible verse on angels that offers good guidance:

“The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them.”

This reminds us of angelic protection when seeking God’s way.

9. Is there a scripture about angels that provides wisdom for daily living and facing spiritual challenges with faith and perseverance?

Hebrews 13:2 is a scripture about angels that gives beneficial perspective:

“Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.”

This inspires attentiveness to the spiritual dimension in normal life.

10. Is there a scripture for angels that empowers believers to distinguish divine messages and acknowledge the spiritual realm with grace and responsibility?

1 John 4:1 calls for discernment:

“Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.”

This balances awareness of angels with testing spiritual influences.

11. Can you recommend a scripture on angels to help individuals make decisions with a mindset of spiritual awareness and alignment with God’s will?

Matthew 6:10 provides a healthy perspective:

“Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”

This focuses on God’s purposes above any angelic involvement.

12. What angelic scripture would you suggest I meditate on when seeking the strength to navigate the spiritual journey and embrace divine guidance?

Psalm 91:11 is a guardian angel bible verse that reassures:

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

Reflecting on this promise builds faith to walk in God’s paths.

13. Can you give me some good short bible quotes on angels, ideal for daily inspiration and encouragement, especially in times of spiritual challenges and joys?

  • “The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him.” Psalm 34:7
  • “He will give his angels charge of you to guard you.” Psalm 91:11
  • “Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve?” Hebrews 1:14

14. Are there any other resources that can help me understand and embrace the presence of angels in alignment with biblical principles?

Some recommendations include books like “Angels” by Billy Graham and “Angels Among Us” by Perry Stone, the teaching series “The Invisible War” by Chip Ingram, and classes offered on angelology at many Bible institutes.

Moving Beyond this Article on Bible Verses About Angels

As we have seen, the Bible contains many revelations about the nature and work of angels. Bible Verses about Angels portray them as heavenly beings sent to minister, guide, protect, and deliver God’s people. May these passages lead you to further study and encouragement through the ministry of angels.

I encourage you to go beyond simply reading scriptures on angels – talk to God about the role of angels in your own life through ongoing prayer. Ask Him to open your eyes to perceive and receive their blessed unseen work. Additionally, explore other articles on Divine Disclosures featuring Bible Verses on different topics to continue growing in scriptural wisdom.

Lastly, share this article and website with other believers wanting to know more of God’s supernatural servants. Together, through God’s Word and prayer, we can gain greater insight into the reality of the angelic. As iron sharpens iron, discussing scriptural truths on angels with fellow Christians can strengthen our faith in the unseen world and mission. May our lives be awakened more and more to the eternal realities among us.

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