100 Bible Verses about Avenging Angels

Jude 1:6 ESV / 33 helpful votes

And the angels who did not stay within their own position of authority, but left their proper dwelling, he has kept in eternal chains under gloomy darkness until the judgment of the great day—

Hebrews 13:2 ESV / 31 helpful votes

Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

2 Timothy 2:26 ESV / 23 helpful votes

And they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, after being captured by him to do his will.

Hebrews 1:14 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Are they not all ministering spirits sent out to serve for the sake of those who are to inherit salvation?

Luke 16:22 ESV / 18 helpful votes

The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham's side. The rich man also died and was buried,

Matthew 6:6 ESV / 18 helpful votes

But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

James 2:19 ESV / 17 helpful votes

You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder!

Luke 22:43 ESV / 16 helpful votes

And there appeared to him an angel from heaven, strengthening him.

Luke 2:13 ESV / 16 helpful votes

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,

Luke 8:28-31 ESV / 15 helpful votes

When he saw Jesus, he cried out and fell down before him and said with a loud voice, “What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg you, do not torment me.” For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. (For many a time it had seized him. He was kept under guard and bound with chains and shackles, but he would break the bonds and be driven by the demon into the desert.) Jesus then asked him, “What is your name?” And he said, “Legion,” for many demons had entered him. And they begged him not to command them to depart into the abyss.

Revelation 12:17 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Then the dragon became furious with the woman and went off to make war on the rest of her offspring, on those who keep the commandments of God and hold to the testimony of Jesus. And he stood on the sand of the sea.

Matthew 26:53 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Do you think that I cannot appeal to my Father, and he will at once send me more than twelve legions of angels?

Isaiah 47:13 ESV / 13 helpful votes

You are wearied with your many counsels; let them stand forth and save you, those who divide the heavens, who gaze at the stars, who at the new moons make known what shall come upon you.

2 Thessalonians 2:9-12 ESV / 12 helpful votes

The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders, and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false, in order that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

Daniel 10:5-6 ESV / 12 helpful votes

I lifted up my eyes and looked, and behold, a man clothed in linen, with a belt of fine gold from Uphaz around his waist. His body was like beryl, his face like the appearance of lightning, his eyes like flaming torches, his arms and legs like the gleam of burnished bronze, and the sound of his words like the sound of a multitude.

Psalm 103:20 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Bless the Lord, O you his angels, you mighty ones who do his word, obeying the voice of his word!

Psalm 91:11 ESV / 12 helpful votes

For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.

Exodus 23:20 ESV / 12 helpful votes

“Behold, I send an angel before you to guard you on the way and to bring you to the place that I have prepared.

1 Peter 1:12 ESV / 11 helpful votes

It was revealed to them that they were serving not themselves but you, in the things that have now been announced to you through those who preached the good news to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven, things into which angels long to look.

Colossians 1:16-17 ESV / 11 helpful votes

For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.

Matthew 1:23 ESV / 11 helpful votes

“Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel” (which means, God with us).

Matthew 1:20 ESV / 11 helpful votes

But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.

Daniel 8:16 ESV / 11 helpful votes

And I heard a man's voice between the banks of the Ulai, and it called, “Gabriel, make this man understand the vision.”

Daniel 7:10 ESV / 11 helpful votes

A stream of fire issued and came out from before him; a thousand thousands served him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him; the court sat in judgment, and the books were opened.

Isaiah 6:1-13 ESV / 11 helpful votes

In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him stood the seraphim. Each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one called to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!” And the foundations of the thresholds shook at the voice of him who called, and the house was filled with smoke. And I said: “Woe is me! For I am lost; for I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!” ...

Exodus 14:19 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Then the angel of God who was going before the host of Israel moved and went behind them, and the pillar of cloud moved from before them and stood behind them,

Colossians 1:16 ESV / 10 helpful votes

For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him.

Luke 1:19 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And the angel answered him, “I am Gabriel. I stand in the presence of God, and I was sent to speak to you and to bring you this good news.

Matthew 18:10 ESV / 10 helpful votes

“See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels always see the face of my Father who is in heaven.

Isaiah 6:1 ESV / 10 helpful votes

In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the temple.

Psalm 148:2 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Praise him, all his angels; praise him, all his hosts!

Numbers 20:16 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And when we cried to the Lord, he heard our voice and sent an angel and brought us out of Egypt. And here we are in Kadesh, a city on the edge of your territory.

Genesis 32:1 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him.

Genesis 28:12 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And he dreamed, and behold, there was a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven. And behold, the angels of God were ascending and descending on it!

Luke 1:26 ESV / 9 helpful votes

In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth,

Matthew 8:29 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And behold, they cried out, “What have you to do with us, O Son of God? Have you come here to torment us before the time?”

Psalm 78:25 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Man ate of the bread of the angels; he sent them food in abundance.

Deuteronomy 18:11 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Or a charmer or a medium or a necromancer or one who inquires of the dead,

1 Thessalonians 4:16 ESV / 8 helpful votes

For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.

Acts 12:7 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And behold, an angel of the Lord stood next to him, and a light shone in the cell. He struck Peter on the side and woke him, saying, “Get up quickly.” And the chains fell off his hands.

John 14:16-17 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you.

Luke 20:36 ESV / 8 helpful votes

For they cannot die anymore, because they are equal to angels and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection.

Luke 11:1 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Now Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.”

Luke 10:18 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And he said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.

Mark 12:25 ESV / 8 helpful votes

For when they rise from the dead, they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven.

Daniel 12:1 ESV / 8 helpful votes

“At that time shall arise Michael, the great prince who has charge of your people. And there shall be a time of trouble, such as never has been since there was a nation till that time. But at that time your people shall be delivered, everyone whose name shall be found written in the book.

Daniel 7:9-10 ESV / 8 helpful votes

“As I looked, thrones were placed, and the Ancient of Days took his seat; his clothing was white as snow, and the hair of his head like pure wool; his throne was fiery flames; its wheels were burning fire. A stream of fire issued and came out from before him; a thousand thousands served him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him; the court sat in judgment, and the books were opened.

2 Samuel 14:17 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And your servant thought, ‘The word of my lord the king will set me at rest,’ for my lord the king is like the angel of God to discern good and evil. The Lord your God be with you!”

Deuteronomy 32:43 ESV / 8 helpful votes

“Rejoice with him, O heavens; bow down to him, all gods, for he avenges the blood of his children and takes vengeance on his adversaries. He repays those who hate him and cleanses his people's land.”

2 Corinthians 11:1 ESV / 7 helpful votes

I wish you would bear with me in a little foolishness. Do bear with me!

John 20:12 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had lain, one at the head and one at the feet.

Mark 16:5 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe, and they were alarmed.

Isaiah 33:6 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And he will be the stability of your times, abundance of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge; the fear of the Lord is Zion's treasure.

Psalm 102:20 ESV / 7 helpful votes

To hear the groans of the prisoners, to set free those who were doomed to die,

1 Chronicles 21:16 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And David lifted his eyes and saw the angel of the Lord standing between earth and heaven, and in his hand a drawn sword stretched out over Jerusalem. Then David and the elders, clothed in sackcloth, fell upon their faces.

Deuteronomy 18:10 ESV / 7 helpful votes

There shall not be found among you anyone who burns his son or his daughter as an offering, anyone who practices divination or tells fortunes or interprets omens, or a sorcerer

Genesis 24:7 ESV / 7 helpful votes

The Lord, the God of heaven, who took me from my father's house and from the land of my kindred, and who spoke to me and swore to me, ‘To your offspring I will give this land,’ he will send his angel before you, and you shall take a wife for my son from there.

Revelation 10:1 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Then I saw another mighty angel coming down from heaven, wrapped in a cloud, with a rainbow over his head, and his face was like the sun, and his legs like pillars of fire.

Revelation 8:2 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Then I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and seven trumpets were given to them.

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 6 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood ...

Jude 1:9 ESV / 6 helpful votes

But when the archangel Michael, contending with the devil, was disputing about the body of Moses, he did not presume to pronounce a blasphemous judgment, but said, “The Lord rebuke you.”

2 Corinthians 11:3 ESV / 6 helpful votes

But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your thoughts will be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ.

Luke 15:10 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”

Luke 2:9 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with fear.

Mark 13:27 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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.

Mark 8:38 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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.”

Matthew 28:2 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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 on it.

Zechariah 3:1 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord, and Satan standing at his right hand to accuse him.

Daniel 10:13 ESV / 6 helpful votes

The prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days, but Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I was left there with the kings of Persia,

Daniel 10:12-21 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Then he said to me, “Fear not, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand and humbled yourself before your God, your words have been heard, and I have come because of your words. The prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days, but Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I was left there with the kings of Persia, and came to make you understand what is to happen to your people in the latter days. For the vision is for days yet to come.” When he had spoken to me according to these words, I turned my face toward the ground and was mute. And behold, one in the likeness of the children of man touched my lips. Then I opened my mouth and spoke. I said to him who stood before me, “O my lord, by reason of the vision pains have come upon me, and I retain no strength. ...

Job 38:7 ESV / 6 helpful votes

When the morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

Job 1:6 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came among them.

1 Chronicles 21:1 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Then Satan stood against Israel and incited David to number Israel.

2 Samuel 24:1 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Again the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel, and he incited David against them, saying, “Go, number Israel and Judah.”

2 Samuel 14:20 ESV / 6 helpful votes

In order to change the course of things your servant Joab did this. But my lord has wisdom like the wisdom of the angel of God to know all things that are on the earth.”

Judges 6:1-40 ESV / 6 helpful votes

The people of Israel did what was evil in the sight of the Lord, and the Lord gave them into the hand of Midian seven years. And the hand of Midian overpowered Israel, and because of Midian the people of Israel made for themselves the dens that are in the mountains and the caves and the strongholds. For whenever the Israelites planted crops, the Midianites and the Amalekites and the people of the East would come up against them. They would encamp against them and devour the produce of the land, as far as Gaza, and leave no sustenance in Israel and no sheep or ox or donkey. For they would come up with their livestock and their tents; they would come like locusts in number—both they and their camels could not be counted—so that they laid waste the land as they came in. ...

Deuteronomy 33:2 ESV / 6 helpful votes

He said, “The Lord came from Sinai and dawned from Seir upon us; he shone forth from Mount Paran; he came from the ten thousands of holy ones, with flaming fire at his right hand.

Exodus 22:8 ESV / 6 helpful votes

If the thief is not found, the owner of the house shall come near to God to show whether or not he has put his hand to his neighbor's property.

Exodus 13:21 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead them along the way, and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, that they might travel by day and by night.

Genesis 41:8 ESV / 6 helpful votes

So in the morning his spirit was troubled, and he sent and called for all the magicians of Egypt and all its wise men. Pharaoh told them his dreams, but there was none who could interpret them to Pharaoh.

Colossians 2:18 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Let no one disqualify you, insisting on asceticism and worship of angels, going on in detail about visions, puffed up without reason by his sensuous mind,

Colossians 2:10 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And you have been filled in him, who is the head of all rule and authority.

Galatians 3:19 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Why then the law? It was added because of transgressions, until the offspring should come to whom the promise had been made, and it was put in place through angels by an intermediary.

Luke 24:4 ESV / 5 helpful votes

While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel.

Luke 15:1-3 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him. And the Pharisees and the scribes grumbled, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.” So he told them this parable:

Matthew 22:30 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven.

Psalm 78:49 ESV / 5 helpful votes

He let loose on them his burning anger, wrath, indignation, and distress, a company of destroying angels.

Job 1:1-22 ESV / 5 helpful votes

There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job, and that man was blameless and upright, one who feared God and turned away from evil. There were born to him seven sons and three daughters. He possessed 7,000 sheep, 3,000 camels, 500 yoke of oxen, and 500 female donkeys, and very many servants, so that this man was the greatest of all the people of the east. His sons used to go and hold a feast in the house of each one on his day, and they would send and invite their three sisters to eat and drink with them. And when the days of the feast had run their course, Job would send and consecrate them, and he would rise early in the morning and offer burnt offerings according to the number of them all. For Job said, “It may be that my children have sinned, and cursed God in their hearts.” Thus Job did continually. ...

Numbers 22:23 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And the donkey saw the angel of the Lord standing in the road, with a drawn sword in his hand. And the donkey turned aside out of the road and went into the field. And Balaam struck the donkey, to turn her into the road.

Genesis 6:2 ESV / 5 helpful votes

The sons of God saw that the daughters of man were attractive. And they took as their wives any they chose.

Hebrews 12:22 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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,

Daniel 9:21 ESV / 4 helpful votes

While I was speaking in prayer, the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the first, came to me in swift flight at the time of the evening sacrifice.

Ezekiel 1:1-28 ESV / 4 helpful votes

In the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, on the fifth day of the month, as I was among the exiles by the Chebar canal, the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God. On the fifth day of the month (it was the fifth year of the exile of King Jehoiachin), the word of the Lord came to Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the Chebar canal, and the hand of the Lord was upon him there. As I looked, behold, a stormy wind came out of the north, and a great cloud, with brightness around it, and fire flashing forth continually, and in the midst of the fire, as it were gleaming metal. And from the midst of it came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance: they had a human likeness, ...

Psalm 104:4 ESV / 4 helpful votes

He makes his messengers winds, his ministers a flaming fire.

Psalm 68:17 ESV / 4 helpful votes

The chariots of God are twice ten thousand, thousands upon thousands; the Lord is among them; Sinai is now in the sanctuary.

Job 4:18 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Even in his servants he puts no trust, and his angels he charges with error;

Genesis 16:13 ESV / 4 helpful votes

So she called the name of the Lord who spoke to her, “You are a God of seeing,” for she said, “Truly here I have seen him who looks after me.”

Genesis 16:7 ESV / 4 helpful votes

The angel of the Lord found her by a spring of water in the wilderness, the spring on the way to Shur.

Genesis 6:4 ESV / 4 helpful votes

The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of man and they bore children to them. These were the mighty men who were of old, the men of renown.

Revelation 12:7 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Now war arose in heaven, Michael and his angels fighting against the dragon. And the dragon and his angels fought back,

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