And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.
And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea,
Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.
And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were
sealed an hundred and
four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.
Of the tribe of Juda were
sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Reuben were
sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Gad were
sealed twelve thousand.