19For the dreams that troubled them did foreshew this, lest they should perish, and not know why they were afflicted. 20Yea, the tasting of death touched the righteous also, and there was a destruction of the multitude in the wilderness: but the wrath endured not long. 21For then the blameless man made haste, and stood forth to defend them; and bringing the shield of his proper ministry, even prayer, and the propitiation of incense, set himself against the wrath, and so brought the calamity to an end, declaring that he was thy servant. 22So he overcame the destroyer, not with strength of body, nor force of arms, but with a word subdued him that punished, alleging the oaths and covenants made with the fathers.23For when the dead were now fallen down by heaps one upon another, standing between, he stayed the wrath, and parted the way to the living. 24For in the long garment was the whole world, and in the four rows of the stones was the glory of the fathers graven, and thy Majesty upon the diadem of his head. 25Unto these the destroyer gave place, and was afraid of them: for it was enough that they only tasted of the wrath.
So hee ouercame the destroyer, not with strength of body, nor force of armes, but with a word subdued he him that punished, alleaging the oathes and couenants made with the fathers. - King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan