Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

He makes the winds His messengers,
Flaming fire His ministers.

King James Version

Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire:

Holman Bible

and making the winds His messengers,
flames of fire His servants.

International Standard Version

He makes the winds his messengers, blazing fires his servants.

A Conservative Version

who makes his [heavenly] agents spirits, his ministers a flame of fire,

American Standard Version

Who maketh winds his messengers; Flames of fire his ministers;


Who makes winds His messengers,
Flames of fire His ministers.

Bible in Basic English

He makes winds his angels, and flames of fire his servants.

Darby Translation

Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flame of fire.

Julia Smith Translation

Making his messengers spirits; his servants a fire of flame:

King James 2000

Who makes his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire:

Lexham Expanded Bible

who makes his messengers [the] winds, his attendants a flame of fire.

Modern King James verseion

He makes His angels spirits, His ministers a flaming fire.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Thou makest thine angels spirits, and thy ministers a flaming fire.

NET Bible

He makes the winds his messengers, and the flaming fire his attendant.

New Heart English Bible

He makes his angels winds; his servants flames of fire.

The Emphasized Bible

Making His messengers, winds, His attendants, a flaming fire;


Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire:

World English Bible

He makes his messengers winds; his servants flames of fire.

Youngs Literal Translation

Making His messengers -- the winds, His ministers -- the flaming fire.


Root Form
Usage: 213

Usage: 378

Usage: 99

Usage: 11


Context Readings

Praise To Yahweh For His Creation And Providence

3 He lays the beams of His upper chambers in the waters;
He makes the clouds His chariot;
He walks upon the wings of the wind;
4 He makes the winds His messengers,
Flaming fire His ministers.
5 He established the earth upon its foundations,
So that it will not totter forever and ever.

Cross References

Hebrews 1:7

And of the angels He says,
Who makes His angels winds,
And His ministers a flame of fire.”

2 Kings 2:11

As they were going along and talking, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire and horses of fire which separated the two of them. And Elijah went up by a whirlwind to heaven.

2 Kings 6:17

Then Elisha prayed and said, “O Lord, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.” And the Lord opened the servant’s eyes and he saw; and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.

Psalm 148:8

Fire and hail, snow and clouds;
Stormy wind, fulfilling His word;

Ezekiel 1:13

In the midst of the living beings there was something that looked like burning coals of fire, like torches darting back and forth among the living beings. The fire was bright, and lightning was flashing from the fire.

Acts 23:8

For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, nor an angel, nor a spirit, but the Pharisees acknowledge them all.

Hebrews 1:14

Are they not all ministering spirits, sent out to render service for the sake of those who will inherit salvation?

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