Bible Question:

How many angels are there?

Bible Answer:

God never told us how many angels He created or how many are in heaven. The only comments that are made in scripture about the number of angels that exist can be found in the following verses.

But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to myriads of angels . . . (NASB) Hebrews 12:22

“You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to our God; and they will reign upon the earth.” Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne and the living creatures and the elders; and the number of them was myriads of myriads, and thousands of thousands, saying with a loud voice, “Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing.” (NASB) Rev. 5:10-12

In both passages we are told that the number of angels that have been created is too large to count. There are “myriads of myriads, and thousands of thousands” of angels. The Greek word for “myriads” can be translated as tens of thousand (10,000). This would mean that there are more than 100 million (100,000,000) angels. That is a lot of angels.


When God created the angels, He did a marvelous thing. You might be interested in a study at this site about angels. It is called “Angels – Good & Evil.” It will provide you with some more details about angels. May the Lord bless you.