Parallel Verses

Youngs Literal Translation

Making His messengers -- the winds, His ministers -- the flaming 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:

World English Bible

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


Root Form
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Context Readings

Praise To Yahweh For His Creation And Providence

3 Who is laying the beam of His upper chambers in the waters, Who is making thick clouds His chariot, Who is walking on wings of wind, 4 Making His messengers -- the winds, His ministers -- the flaming fire. 5 He hath founded earth on its bases, It is not moved to the age and for ever.

Cross References

Hebrews 1:7

and unto the messengers, indeed, He saith, 'Who is making His messengers spirits, and His ministers a flame of fire;'

2 Kings 2:11

And it cometh to pass, they are going, going on and speaking, and lo, a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and they separate between them both, and Elijah goeth up in a whirlwind, to the heavens.

2 Kings 6:17

And Elisha prayeth, and saith, 'Jehovah, open, I pray Thee, his eyes, and he doth see;' and Jehovah openeth the eyes of the young man, and he seeth, and lo, the hill is full of horses and chariots of fire, round about Elisha.

Psalm 148:8

Fire and hail, snow and vapour, Whirlwind doing His word;

Ezekiel 1:13

As to the likeness of the living creatures, their appearances are as coals of fire -- burning as the appearance of lamps; it is going up and down between the living creatures, and brightness is to the fire, and out of the fire is going forth lightning.

Acts 23:8

for Sadducees, indeed, say there is no rising again, nor messenger, nor spirit, but Pharisees confess both.

Hebrews 1:14

are they not all spirits of service -- for ministration being sent forth because of those about to inherit salvation?

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