1 After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth,
holding back the four winds of the earth
to prevent any wind from blowing on the land or on the sea or on any tree.
2 Then I saw another angel coming up from the east,
having the seal of the living God.
He called out in a loud voice to the four angels who had been given power
to harm the land and the sea:
3 "Do not harm the land or the sea or the trees
until we put a seal on the foreheads of the servants of our God."