New International Version
He makes winds his messengers, flames of fire his servants.
King James Bible
Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire:
Darby Bible Translation
Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flame of fire.
World English Bible
He makes his messengers winds; his servants flames of fire.
Young's Literal Translation
Making His messengers -- the winds, His ministers -- the flaming fire.
Psalm 104:4 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
עשה מלאכיו רחות oseh rnalachaiv ruchoth,
משרתיו אש להט mesharethaiv esh lohet.
The elements are described as prompt and expedite to perform the Divine commands, like angels or ministers serving in the tabernacle; the Hebrew word משרתיו mesharethaiv being a word most common in the sacred ministrations.
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Lessons from Nature
The Creaturely Man.
In speaking of the angels he says, "He makes his angels spirits, and his servants flames of fire."
After he drove the man out, he placed on the east side of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life.
2 Kings 2:11
As they were walking along and talking together, suddenly a chariot of fire and horses of fire appeared and separated the two of them, and Elijah went up to heaven in a whirlwind.
2 Kings 6:17
And Elisha prayed, "Open his eyes, LORD, so that he may see." Then the LORD opened the servant's eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.
Praise the LORD, all his heavenly hosts, you his servants who do his will.
He sends his command to the earth; his word runs swiftly.
lightning and hail, snow and clouds, stormy winds that do his bidding,
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