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Do angels have wings?



    
    

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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
The most common image of an angel is essentially a human being with wings. This is not biblical. The Bible often presents angels as appearing as human beings. However, this does not indicate that a...

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Psalm 121 Allyse C
My answer is quite frank, no, the angels do not have wings. If we look in Genesis 1:25-27, we see here that man was made in the image of "God". But, if we dig deeper in the Scriptures, we see that the Hebrew word for "God" in this reference is actually "Elohim", which means "mighty ones". These mighty ones are the angels. So, man was made in the likeness of the angels. Now, to further prove my point, do we have wings? The answer to that question is also quite frank; no, we do not have wings. Therefore, angels do not have wings! We look forward to that day when we will be made "equal unto the angels" and we will be perfect and sinless (Luke 20:35-36).

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My picture Jack Gutknecht ABC/DTS graduate, guitar music ministry Baptist church
Yes, angels have wings. Many verses say so:

Isaiah 6:2

Seraphim stood above Him, each having six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew.

Ezekiel 1:24

I also heard the sound of their wings like the sound of abundant waters as they went, like the voice of the Almighty, a sound of tumult like the sound of an army camp; whenever they stood still, they dropped their wings.

Ezekiel 1:25

And there came a voice from above the expanse that was over their heads; whenever they stood still, they dropped their wings.

Ezekiel 1:6

Each of them had four faces and four wings.

Ezekiel 10:21

Each one had four faces and each one four wings, and beneath their wings was the form of human hands.

Ezekiel 1:9

their wings touched one another; their faces did not turn when they moved, each went straight forward.

Ezekiel 1:23

Under the expanse their wings were stretched out straight, one toward the other; each one also had two wings covering its body on the one side and on the other.

Ezekiel 1:11

Such were their faces. Their wings were spread out above; each had two touching another being, and two covering their bodies.

Ezekiel 3:13

And I heard the sound of the wings of the living beings touching one another and the sound of the wheels beside them, even a great rumbling sound.

Ezekiel 10:8

The cherubim appeared to have the form of a man’s hand under their wings.

Ezekiel 10:19

When the cherubim departed, they lifted their wings and rose up from the earth in my sight with the wheels beside them; and they stood still at the entrance of the east gate of the Lord’s house, and the glory of the God of Israel hovered over them.

Ezekiel 11:22

Then the cherubim lifted up their wings with the wheels beside them, and the glory of the God of Israel hovered over them.

Ezekiel 10:16

Now when the cherubim moved, the wheels would go beside them; also when the cherubim lifted up their wings to rise from the ground, the wheels would not turn from beside them.

Ezekiel 10:5

Moreover, the sound of the wings of the cherubim was heard as far as the outer court, like the voice of God Almighty when He speaks.

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