Then the rider in the birch grove spoke up, "These are the riders that God sent to check things out on earth."
They reported their findings to the Angel of God in the birch grove: "We have looked over the whole earth and all is well. Everything's under control."
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved. (The Message Bible Online)