Hebrews 11:28; Ezekiel 9:6; Revelation 7:3; Revelation 9:4

28 By faith ahe kept the Passover and sprinkled the blood, so that the Destroyer of the firstborn might not touch them.

jKill old men outright, young men and maidens, little children and women, but ktouch no one on whom is the mark. And lbegin at my sanctuary. So they began with the elders who were before the house.

saying, yDo not harm the earth or the sea or the trees, until we have sealed the servants of our God zon their foreheads.

They were told wnot to harm xthe grass of the earth or any green plant or any tree, but only those people who do not have ythe seal of God on their foreheads.