5408 messenger

5408 messenger

An individual whose task is to convey information from one person to another. The word “angel” derives from the Greek word for “messenger”. The word “apostle” comes from the Greek work meaning “sent”.

Messengers conveying information from one person to another

Pr 13:17; Pr 25:13 There are many references to messengers in this sense. See also Ge 32:3; Nu 20:14; Jdg 6:35; 1Sa 23:27; 2Sa 11:22; 2Sa 15:13; 1Ki 19:2; 1Ki 22:13; 2Ki 1:3 Elijah intercepts the messengers of Ahaziah; 2Ki 5:10 Elisha sent a messenger with instructions for Naaman’s healing; 2Ki 6:32; Job 1:14; Isa 37:9 Sennacherib sends messengers to Hezekiah; Jer 51:31; Da 3:4; Php 2:25

Messengers from God to humanity

The OT prophets Nu 16:28; Isa 6:8 See also Dt 18:18; Jdg 6:8; 2Sa 12:25; 1Ki 16:7; 2Ki 17:13; Ecc 5:6; Isa 41:27; Isa 42:19; Isa 48:16; Jer 1:5 the call of Jeremiah Jeremiah faithfully repeated the Lord’s message to no avail: Jer 7:25; Jer 25:4; Jer 26:4-6; Jer 44:4
Eze 38:17; Hab 2:2; Hag 1:13; Zec 4:9; Mal 1:1 “Malachi” means “my messenger”.

The priests Mal 2:7

John the Baptist See also Mt 11:10 pp Lk 7:27 pp Mk 1:2; Jn 1:6; Mal 3:1

Apostles and teachers Gal 1:1 See also Mt 23:34; Mk 3:14; Lk 11:49; Ro 1:5; Ro 11:13; 1Ti 1:1; 1Ti 2:7; 2Ti 1:11

Angelic messengers Da 4:13; Lk 1:19 See also Jdg 6:11-12; 1Ki 19:5; Zec 1:14; Zec 3:6 Angels appeared to Joseph in dreams: Mt 1:20; Mt 2:13,19
Lk 1:11,28; Lk 2:9-10 The shepherds at Bethlehem heard God’s message through an angel; Ac 8:26; Ac 10:3 Cornelius receives instructions from an angel; Gal 1:8; Heb 2:2-3; Rev 1:1; Rev 22:16

Jesus Christ as God’s ultimate messenger

Jn 7:28-29 See also Jn 8:42; Jn 9:4; Jn 10:36; Jn 13:16; Jn 17:8; Heb 1:1-2; Heb 3:1

A messenger of Satan

2Co 12:7

See also

2354Christ, mission
4110angels
5098John the Baptist
5335herald
7706apostles
7754preaching
7772prophets

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