Messianic Prophecy Number 34: Deu 32.43 – Angels Worship the Messiah

The thirtieth-fourth Messianic prophecy that I have found in the Old Testament presents a difference scenario than others we have observed. Deuteronomy 32.43 in our English Bibles reads,


“Rejoice, O Gentiles, with His people;
For He will avenge the blood of His servants,
And render vengeance to His adversaries;
He will provide atonement for His land and His people.”
(Deuteronomy 32.43)

However, The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Septuagint (a Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible in the third century BC), add:

“And let all the angels worship Him.”

The New Testament quotes this passage,

But when He again brings the firstborn into the world, He says:
“Let all the angels of God worship Him.”
(Hebrews 1.6)

The Holy Spirit moved the writer of the Book of Hebrews to quote Deuteronomy 32.43 from The Septuagint!

Truly, the angels of God did worship Jesus when He came into the world, as Luke reported,

Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.” And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:

Glory to God in the highest,
And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”

So it was, when the angels had gone away from them into heaven, that the shepherds said to one another, “Let us now go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has come to pass, which the Lord has made known to us” (Luke 2.8–15).

Jesus of Nazareth is the Messiah revealed in the Hebrew Bible!

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