Do angels have different languages?

by Matt Slick

It would appear that angels do have languages since they are intelligent beings, self-aware, and communicate.  We know they can speak in human languages as was the case in biblical times with Abraham (Genesis 22:11), Gideon (Judges 6:12), Joseph (Matthew 1:20), etc.  We also have a statement by Paul that says, "If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal." (1 Corinthians 13:1).  This could mean there are multiple tongues of men and multiple tongues of angels or tongues "plural" of both men and angels where there is only one angelic language.  We don't know for sure.  Nevertheless, it seems obvious from Scripture that angels have languages.


About The Author

Matt Slick is the President and Founder of the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry.