Parallel Verses

World English Bible

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

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:

Youngs Literal Translation

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


Root Form
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Context Readings

Praise To Yahweh For His Creation And Providence

3 He lays the beams of his rooms in the waters. He makes the clouds his chariot. He walks on the wings of the wind. 4 He makes his messengers winds; his servants flames of fire. 5 He laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be moved forever.

Cross References

Hebrews 1:7

Of the angels he says, "Who makes his angels winds, and his servants a flame of fire."

2 Kings 2:11

It happened, as they still went on, and talked, that behold, a chariot of fire and horses of fire separated them; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.

2 Kings 6:17

Elisha prayed, and said, "Yahweh, please open his eyes, that he may see." Yahweh opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire around Elisha.

Psalm 148:8

Lightning and hail, snow and clouds; stormy wind, fulfilling his word;

Ezekiel 1:13

As for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance was like burning coals of fire, like the appearance of torches: [the fire] went up and down among the living creatures; and the fire was bright, and out of the fire went forth lightning.

Acts 23:8

For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, nor angel, nor spirit; but the Pharisees confess all of these.

Hebrews 1:14

Aren't they all serving spirits, sent out to do service for the sake of those who will inherit salvation?

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