But as he considered this, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him
in a dream, saying, "Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary
your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit;
When Joseph woke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded
him; he took his wife,
Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to
Joseph in a dream and said, "Rise, take the child and his mother, and
flee to Egypt, and remain there till I tell you; for Herod is about to
search for the child, to destroy him."
But when Herod died, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream
to Joseph in Egypt, saying,
and said to him, "If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down; for
it is written, `He will give his angels charge of you,' and `On their
hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a
Then the devil left him, and behold, angels came and ministered to him.
and the enemy who sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the close of
the age, and the reapers are angels.
The Son of man will send his angels, and they will gather out of his
kingdom all causes of sin and all evildoers,
So it will be at the close of the age. The angels will come out and
separate the evil from the righteous,
For the Son of man is to come with his angels in the glory of his
Father, and then he will repay every man for what he has done.
"See that you do not despise one of these little ones; for I tell you
that in heaven their angels always behold the face of my Father who is
For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage,
but are like angels in heaven.
and he will send out his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will
gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the
"But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of
heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only.
"When the Son of man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him,
then he will sit on his glorious throne.
Then he will say to those at his left hand, `Depart from me, you
cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels;
Do you think that I cannot appeal to my Father, and he will at once
send me more than twelve legions of angels?
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 upon
But the angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid; for I know that you
seek Jesus who was crucified.
And he was in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan; and he was
with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered to him.
For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and
sinful generation, of him will the Son of man also be ashamed, when he
comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels."
For when they rise from the dead, they neither marry nor are given in
marriage, but are like angels in heaven.
And then he will send out the angels, and gather his elect from the
four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven.
"But of that day or that hour no one knows, not even the angels in
heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.
And there appeared to him an angel of the Lord standing on the right
side of the altar of incense.
But the angel said to him, "Do not be afraid, Zechariah, for your
prayer is heard, and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you
shall call his name John.
And Zechariah said to the angel, "How shall I know this? For I am an
old man, and my wife is advanced in years."
And the angel answered him, "I am Gabriel, who stand in the presence of
God; and I was sent to speak to you, and to bring you this good news.
In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of
Galilee named Nazareth,
And the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found
favor with God.
And Mary said to the angel, "How shall this be, since I have no
And the angel said to her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the
power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be
born will be called holy, the Son of God.
And Mary said, "Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be to me
according to your word." And the angel departed from her.
And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord
shone around them, and they were filled with fear.
And the angel said to them, "Be not afraid; for behold, I bring you
good news of a great joy which will come to all the people;
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host
praising God and saying,
When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said
to one another, "Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that
has happened, which the Lord has made known to us."
And at the end of eight days, when he was circumcised, he was called
Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb.
for it is written, `He will give his angels charge of you, to guard
For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words, of him will the Son of
man be ashamed when he comes in his glory and the glory of the Father
and of the holy angels.
"And I tell you, every one who acknowledges me before men, the Son of
man also will acknowledge before the angels of God;
but he who denies me before men will be denied before the angels of God.
Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one
sinner who repents."
The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham's bosom. The
rich man also died and was buried;
for they cannot die any more, because they are equal to angels and are
sons of God, being sons of the resurrection.
and did not find his body; and they came back saying that they had even
seen a vision of angels, who said that he was alive.
And he said to him, "Truly, truly, I say to you, you will see heaven
opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of
The crowd standing by heard it and said that it had thundered. Others
said, "An angel has spoken to him."
and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had
lain, one at the head and one at the feet.
But at night an angel of the Lord opened the prison doors and brought
them out and said,
And gazing at him, all who sat in the council saw that his face was
like the face of an angel.
"Now when forty years had passed, an angel appeared to him in the
wilderness of Mount Sinai, in a flame of fire in a bush.
"This Moses whom they refused, saying, `Who made you a ruler and a
judge?' God sent as both ruler and deliverer by the hand of the angel
that appeared to him in the bush.
This is he who was in the congregation in the wilderness with the angel
who spoke to him at Mount Sinai, and with our fathers; and he received
living oracles to give to us.
you who received the law as delivered by angels and did not keep it."
But 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
About the ninth hour of the day he saw clearly in a vision an angel of
God coming in and saying to him, "Cornelius."
When the angel who spoke to him had departed, he called two of his
servants and a devout soldier from among those that waited on him,
And they said, "Cornelius, a centurion, an upright and God-fearing man,
who is well spoken of by the whole Jewish nation, was directed by a
holy angel to send for you to come to his house, and to hear what you
have to say."
And he told us how he had seen the angel standing in his house and
saying, `Send to Joppa and bring Simon called Peter;
and behold, an angel of the Lord appeared, and a light shone in the
cell; and he struck Peter on the side and woke him, saying, "Get up
quickly." And the chains fell off his hands.
And the angel said to him, "Dress yourself and put on your sandals."
And he did so. And he said to him, "Wrap your mantle around you and
And he went out and followed him; he did not know that what was done by
the angel was real, but thought he was seeing a vision.
When they had passed the first and the second guard, they came to the
iron gate leading into the city. It opened to them of its own accord,
and they went out and passed on through one street; and immediately the
angel left him.
And Peter came to himself, and 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."
They said to her, "You are mad." But she insisted that it was so. They
said, "It is his angel!"
Immediately an angel of the Lord smote him, because he did not give God
the glory; and he was eaten by worms and died.
For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, nor angel, nor
spirit; but the Pharisees acknowledge them all.
Then a great clamor arose; and some of the scribes of the Pharisees'
party stood up and contended, "We find nothing wrong in this man. What
if a spirit or an angel spoke to him?"
For this very night there stood by me an angel of the God to whom I
belong and whom I worship,
For I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor
principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers,
For I think that God has exhibited us apostles as last of all, like men
sentenced to death; because we have become a spectacle to the world, to
angels and to men.
Do you not know that we are to judge angels? How much more, matters
pertaining to this life!
That is why a woman ought to have a veil on her head, because of the
If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I
am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.
And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.
But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel
contrary to that which we preached to you, let him be accursed.
Why then the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the
offspring should come to whom the promise had been made; and it was
ordained by angels through an intermediary.
and though my condition was a trial to you, you did not scorn or
despise me, but received me as an angel of God, as Christ Jesus.
Let no one disqualify you, insisting on self-abasement and worship of
angels, taking his stand on visions, puffed up without reason by his
and to grant rest with us to you who are afflicted, when the Lord Jesus
is revealed from heaven with his mighty angels in flaming fire,
Great indeed, we confess, is the mystery of our religion:
He was manifested in the flesh, vindicated in the Spirit, seen by
angels, preached among the nations, believed on in the world, taken up
In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus and of the elect angels I
charge you to keep these rules without favor, doing nothing from
having become as much superior to angels as the name he has obtained is
more excellent than theirs.
For to what angel did God ever say,
"Thou art my Son, today I have begotten thee"? Or again,
"I will be to him a father, and he shall be to me a son"?
And again, when he brings the first-born into the world, he says,
"Let all God's angels worship him."
Of the angels he says,
"Who makes his angels winds, and his servants flames of fire."
But to what angel has he ever said,
"Sit at my right hand, till I make thy enemies a stool for thy feet"?
For if the message declared by angels was valid and every transgression
or disobedience received a just retribution,
For it was not to angels that God subjected the world to come, of
which we are speaking.
Thou didst make him for a little while lower than the angels, thou hast
crowned him with glory and honor,
But we see Jesus, who for a little while was made lower than the
angels, crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death,
so that by the grace of God he might taste death for every one.
For surely it is not with angels that he is concerned but with the
descendants of Abraham.
But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the
heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering,
Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have
entertained angels unawares.
It was revealed to them that they were serving not themselves but you,
in the things which have now been announced to you by those who
preached the good news to you through the Holy Spirit sent from heaven,
things into which angels long to look.
who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with angels,
authorities, and powers subject to him.
For if God did not spare the angels when they sinned, but cast them
into hell and committed them to pits of nether gloom to be kept until
whereas angels, though greater in might and power, do not pronounce a
reviling judgment upon them before the Lord.
And the angels that did not keep their own position but left their
proper dwelling have been kept by him in eternal chains in the nether
gloom until the judgment of the great day;
The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his
servants what must soon take place; and he made it known by sending his
angel to his servant John,
As for the mystery of the seven stars which you saw in my right hand,
and the seven golden lampstands, the seven stars are the angels of the
seven churches and the seven lampstands are the seven churches.
"To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: `The words of him who
holds the seven stars in his right hand, who walks among the seven
"And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write: `The words of the
first and the last, who died and came to life.
"And to the angel of the church in Pergamum write: `The words of him
who has the sharp two-edged sword.
"And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write: `The words of the
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