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20 Encouraging Angel Bible Verses & Free Bookmarks

Angels have long been a symbol of peace, love, and faith. And they’re a comfort for those we’ve lost. But what exactly are angels, and which bible verses explore their miraculous presence? So, in this blog, we’re discovering 20 encouraging bible verses and sharing a free set of printable bookmarks. 

Therefore, whether you’re looking for a comforting message of God’s love or a memorandum of His awesome power, angel verses are the perfect reminder of heavenly hosts. 

What Exactly is an Angel?

Oxford Learners Dictionary defines an angel as “a spirit who is believed to be a servant of God and is sent by God to deliver a message or perform a task. Angels are often shown dressed in white, with wings.”

Interestingly, the Hebrew term and the Greek term (where angel derives) both mean “messenger.” 

Founder, Diana Nguyen, was inspired by these Heavenly hosts when creating Angels & Friends:

“From a very young age, I loved everything Angels. I considered them to be a universal symbol of love and hope.”

– Diana Nguyen, Founder of Angels & Friends

Two guardian angels, in particular, have guided and comforted Diana: 

“My mom and my little dog, Cupid, are featured in some of the illustrations and writings because when they both passed away, they became my own special guardian angels.”

– Diana Nguyen, Founder of Angels & Friends

Because of this, angels have become the cornerstone of the Angels & Friends brand. And with a growing collection of over 200 unique and beautiful hand-drawn illustrations, there’s always something new to discover. 

Top 20 Encouraging Angel Bible Verses

Did you know that angels are mentioned over 270 times in the bible? That’s a lot of referencing of angelic beings!

Therefore we’re offering our twenty favorite angel bible verses in no particular order. All verses are in NIV translation, but if you’re looking to discover more, check out over 2,000 translations at

Old Testament

Genesis 31:11: NIV: 11The angel of God said to me in the dream, ‘Jacob.’ I answered, ‘Here I am.

Exodus 23:20: NIV: 20“See, I am sending an angel ahead of you to guard you along the way and to bring you to the place I have prepared.

22When Gideon realized that it was the angel of the Lord, he exclaimed, “Alas, Sovereign Lord! I have seen the angel of the Lord face to face!”

Judges 6:22, NIV

Judges 13:20-21: NIV: 20As the flame blazed up from the altar toward heaven, the angel of the Lord ascended in the flame. Seeing this, Manoah and his wife fell with their faces to the ground. 21When the angel of the Lord did not show himself again to Manoah and his wife, Manoah realized that it was the angel of the Lord.

Nehemiah 9:6: NIV: 6You alone are the Lord. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you.

Psalms 34:7: NIV: 7The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them.

Psalms 35:5-6: NIV: 5May they be like chaff before the wind, with the angel of the Lord driving them away; 6may their path be dark and slippery, with the angel of the Lord pursuing them.

11For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways;12they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.

Psalms 91: 11-12, NIV

Psalms 148:2: NIV: 2Praise him, all his angels; praise him, all his heavenly hosts.

4Then the glory of the Lord rose from above the cherubim and moved to the threshold of the temple. The cloud filled the temple, and the court was full of the radiance of the glory of the Lord. 5The sound of the wings of the cherubim could be heard as far away as the outer court, like the voice of God Almighty when he speaks.

Ezekiel 10:4-5, NIV

Zechariah 3:6: NIV: 6The angel of the Lord gave this charge to Joshua: 7“This is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘If you will walk in obedience to me and keep my requirements, then you will govern my house and have charge of my courts, and I will give you a place among these standing here.

New Testament

53Do you think I cannot call on my Father, and he will at once put at my disposal more than twelve legions of angels?

Matthew 26:53, NIV

Matthew 28:5-6: NIV: 5The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. 6He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.

Luke 2:9-10: NIV: 9An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.

13Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,14“Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

Luke 2:13-14, NIV

Luke 22:43: NIV: 43An angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him.

1 Thessalonians 4:16-17: NIV: 16For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.

2Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.

Hebrews 13:2, NIV

Revelations 5:11-12: NIV: 11Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand. They encircled the throne and the living creatures and the elders. 12In a loud voice they were saying: “Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!”

Free Set of Printable Bookmarks

As a gift, we’re including a free set of three printable bookmarks you can include in your bible or prayer journal. Therefore, we recommend printing on 10 or 12 pt cardstock and laminating.

Discover the Whimsical World of Angels & Friends

Wrapping up, be sure to browse our collection of inspirational eCards, perfect for birthdays, congratulations, encouragement, love, and more. With an unlimited monthly or yearly membership, these can be sent instantly or scheduled in advance and delivered just in time for a special day. 

And also, check out our line of printed greeting cards and inspirational gifts in the Angels & Friends Zazzle shop. With over 200 sweet designs to choose from, you’ll find the perfect gift for all the angels and friends in your life. 

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