Things Jesus said about Angels

Our aim for this page is to list some of the verses where Jesus speaks about Angels.

Though almost exclusively unseen, angels are a reality that Jesus speaks about. The nature of angels is beyond our full understanding but that does not mean they do not exist. Clearly they do not have the same type of physical, material body as man and they are not subject to the same physical limitations as man.

A selection of Bible Verses in which Jesus speaks about Angels

1. The Nature and Character of Angels:

We understand that the angels were created directly by God and of a different nature to mankind. They are in heaven and of heaven, servants of God, able to visit the earth but not of the earth. They are immortal, not terrestrial and not all-knowing. And Jesus speaks of them as his holy angels indicating they are without sin, able to look on the face of God the Father.

For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are like God's angels in heaven.
Matthew 22:30

For when they will rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven.
Mark 12:25

For they can't die any more, for they are like the angels, and are children of God, being children of the resurrection.
Luke 20:36

But no one knows of that day and hour, not even the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
Matthew 24:36

But of that day or that hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.
Mark 13:32

For whoever will be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man also will be ashamed of him, when he comes in his Father's glory, with the holy angels.
Mark 8:38

For whoever will be 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.
Luke 9:26

See that you don't 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.
Matthew 18:10

2. The Ministry of Angels:

Exactly what Jesus had in mind when he said that angels would be seen "ascending and descending on the Son of Man" is not quite clear. The language is dramatic, figurative and suggestive. Jesus reveals the thought of angels as engaged with him in his own ministry of communion between earth and the heaven. All the other references that Jesus makes to angels indicate that they are under his command; involved in his ministry of redemption; celebrate the success of the Gospel; receive God's people into heaven and will have a special ministry at the end of the age in the separation of the Kingdom of God from the Kingdom of Darkness.

He said to him, "Most certainly, I tell you all, hereafter you will see heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man."
John 1:51

Or do you think that I couldn't ask my Father, and he would even now send me more than twelve legions of angels?
Matthew 26:53

"Even so, I tell you, there presence of the angels of one sinner repenting."
Luke 15:10

The beggar died, and he was carried away by the angels to Abraham's bosom. The rich man also died, and was buried.
Luke 16:22

For the Son of Man will come in the glory of his Father with his angels, and then he will render to everyone according to his deeds.
Matthew 16:27

The enemy who sowed them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are angels. The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will gather out of his Kingdom all things that cause stumbling, and those who do iniquity, and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth.
Matthew 13:39,41,42

So will it be in the end of the world. The angels will come and separate the wicked from amongst the righteous, and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth.
Matthew 13:49,50

He will send out his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together his chosen ones from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.
Matthew 24:31

"But 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

Then he will send out his angels, and will gather together his chosen ones from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of the sky.
Mark 13:27

I tell you, everyone who confesses me before men, the Son of Man will also confess before the angels of God; but he who denies me in the presence of men will be denied in the presence of God's angels.
Luke 12:8,9