And after these things I saw afour angels standing on athe four corners of the earth, holding bthe four winds of the earth, fthat the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree. 2 And I saw another angel ascending from cthe east, having dthe seal of ethe 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, 3 Saying, fHurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have dsealed the servants of our God gin their foreheads. 4 hAnd I heard ithe number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed kan hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.
See Ps. 42:2.
See 2 Esdr. 2:38.