Topical Index of Scriptures

 God's Holy Angels


Created by God


"For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and by Him." Colossians 1:16

Worship God


"You alone are the LORD.... The host of heaven worships You." Nehemiah 9:6

"Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." Philippians 2:9-11


"Let all the angels of God worship Him." Hebrews 1:6

Obey God's will

"Bless the LORD, you His angels, who excel in strength, who do His word, heeding the voice of His word. "Bless the LORD, all you His hosts, you ministers of His, who do His pleasure." Psalm 103:20-21

"... there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door..."
Matthew 28:2


Sent by God to communicate His message

"I heard a man’s voice... who called, and said, 'Gabriel, make this man understand the vision.' So he came near where I stood, and when he came I was afraid and fell on my face; but he said to me, 'Understand, son of man, that the vision refers to the time of the end.'"
Daniel 8:16-17

"...Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, being caused to fly swiftly, reached me about the time of the evening offering. And he informed me, and talked with me, and said, '0 Daniel, I have now come forth to give you skill to understand. At the beginning of your supplications the command went out, and I have come to tell you, for you are greatly beloved; therefore consider the matter, and understand the vision..."
Daniel 9:21-23


"And he said to me, 'O Daniel, man greatly beloved, understand the words that I speak to you and stand upright, for I have now been sent to you.' While he was speaking this word to me, I stood trembling." Daniel 9:21-23


"But the angel said to him, “Do not be afraid, Zacharias, for your prayer is heard; and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall call his name John." Luke 1:13


Different roles, ranks & kinds


"Above it stood seraphim; each one had six wings: with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew." Isaiah 6:2

"For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come," Romans 8:38

"Then comes the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father, when He puts an end to all rule and all authority and power." 1 Corinthians 15:24

"For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him."
Colossians 1:16

"For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first."
I Thessalonians 4:16

"Yet Michael the archangel, in contending with the devil, when he disputed about the body of Moses, dared not bring against him a reviling accusation, but said, 'The Lord rebuke you!'"
Jude 1:9

"And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought,."  Revelation 12:7

Their strength, numbers and character


"Bless the LORD, you His angels, Who excel in strength, who do His word, Heeding the voice of His word." Psalm 103:20

"When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him..." Matthew 25:31

"But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, to an innumerable company of angels,"
Hebrews 12:22

"I charge you before God and the Lord Jesus Christ and the elect angels that you observe these things without prejudice..."
1 Timothy 5:21


Announce the coming of the promised Messiah/Savor


"And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name JESUS." Luke 1:31


"...behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, 'Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.” Matthew 1:20-21


"Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.” Luke 2:10-12


" angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, 'Arise, take the young Child and His mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I bring you word...." Matthew 2:13


"And the angel answered and said to him, 'I  am Gabriel, who stands in the presence of God, and was sent to speak to you and bring you these glad tidings." Luke 1:19 

" angel of the Lord spoke to Philip, saying, “Arise and go toward the south along the road which goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.'"
Acts 8:26

"For there stood by me this night an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I serve."
Acts 27:23

"And He sent and signified it by His angel to His servant John..." Revelation 1:1

Minister to God's people


"The angel of the LORD encamps all around those who fear Him, And delivers them." Psalm 34:7

"Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation?" Hebrews 1:14


"...the angel answered and said to the women, 'Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly and tell His disciples that He is risen from the dead...." Matthew 28:5-7

"... suddenly an angel touched him, and said to him, 'Arise and eat.'"
1 Kings 19:5

"...the beggar died, and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s bosom."
Luke 16:22

" angel of the Lord stood by Him, and a light shone in the prison; and he struck Peter on the side and raised him up, saying, 'Arise quickly!' And his chains fell off his hands. Then the angel said to him, 'Gird yourself and tie on your sandals;' and so he did. And he said to him, 'Put on your garment and follow me.' So he went out and followed him, and did not know that what was done by the angel was real, but thought he was seeing a vision. When they were past the first and the second guard posts, they came to the iron gate that leads to the city, which opened to them of its own accord; and they went out and went down one street, and immediately the angel departed from him. And when Peter had come to himself, he said, 'Now I know for certain that the Lord has sent His angel, and has delivered me from the hand of Herod...."
Acts 12:7-11


"For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways. In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone." Psalm 91:11-12

"My God sent His angel and shut the lions’ mouths, so that they have not hurt me, because I was found innocent before Him; and also, 0 king, I have done no wrong before you.”
Daniel 6:22

“Take heed that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that in heaven their angels always see the face of My Father who is in heaven." Matthew 18:10


Execute God's judgments and purposes

"For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him the Son of Man also will be ashamed when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.”
Mark 8:38

"...the angel of the LORD went out, and killed in the camp of the Assyrians one hundred and eighty-five thousand...." 2 Kings 19:35

"Then immediately an angel of the Lord struck him, because he did not give glory to God." Acts 12:23

"Then I heard a loud voice from the temple saying to the seven angels, 'Go and pour out the bowls of the wrath of God on the earth." Revelation 16:1


"For if the word spoken through angels proved steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just reward," Hebrews 2:2


"And He said to him, 'Most assuredly, I say to you, hereafter you shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man.” John 1:51

Praise God for His mighty wonders

"Praise Him, all His angels; Praise Him, all His hosts!"
Psalm 148:2

"And one cried to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; The whole earth is full of His glory!” Isaiah 6:3

"And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: 'Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men!'" Luke 2:13-14

"I looked and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne, the living creatures, and the elders; and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands, saying with a loud voice: 'Worthy is the Lamb who was slain To receive power and riches and wisdom, And strength and honor and glory and blessing!” Revelation 5:11-12

"All the angels stood around the throne and the elders and the four living creatures, and fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, saying: 'Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom, thanksgiving and honor and power and might, be to our God forever and ever." 
Revelation 7:11-12


Minister to Jesus -- and subject to Him


"Then the devil left Him, and behold, angels came and ministered to Him." Matthew 4:11


Jesus "...who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, angels and authorities and powers having been made subject to Him." 1 Peter 3:22


"Or do you think that I cannot now pray to My Father, and He will provide Me with more than twelve legions of angels?" Matthew 26:53

Will accompany Jesus when He returns

"For the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then He will reward each according to his works."
Matthew 16:27

“When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory." Matthew 25:31

" give you who are troubled rest with us when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty angels." 2 Thessalonians 1:7

Discover hidden truths through the Church


" make all see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the ages has been hidden in God who created all things through Jesus Christ; to the intent that now the manifold wisdom of God might be made known by the church to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places..." Ephesians 3:9-10

"... great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifested in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen by angels, preached among the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up in glory."
I Timothy 3:16


"To them it was revealed that, not to themselves, but to us they were ministering the things which now have been reported to you through those who have preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven—things which angels desire to look into." 1 Peter 1:12

"Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” Luke 15:10


 Not to be worshiped


"Let no one cheat you of your reward, taking delight in false humility and worship of angels, intruding into those things which he has not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind," Colossians 2:18

"I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, 'See that you do not do that! I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren who have the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! Revelation 19:9

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 See also A Twist of Faith, Chapter 10 & Coming in the Clouds