He sent messengers therefore unto Balaam the son of Beor to Pethor, which is by the river of the land of the children of his people, to call him, saying, Behold, there is a people come out from Egypt: behold, they cover the face of the earth, and they abide over against me: COME NOW therefore, I pray thee, CURSE ME THIS PEOPLE; for they are too mighty for me: peradventure I shall prevail, that we may smite them, and that I may drive them out of the land: for I wot that he whom thou blessest is blessed, and he whom thou cursest is cursed.
My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not. If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause: We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil: Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have one purse:
Whereas ANGELS, which are GREATER IN POWER and MIGHT, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord.
And after these things I saw ANOTHER ANGEL COME DOWN from heaven, having GREAT POWER; and the earth was lightened with his glory.