I am Raphael, one of the seven angels who stand ready and enter before the glory of the Lord."
The two of them were shaken; they fell face down, for they were afraid.
But he said to them, "Do not be afraid; peace be with you. Bless God forevermore.
As for me, when I was with you, I was not acting on my own will, but by the will of God. Bless him each and every day; sing his praises.
Although you were watching me, I really did not eat or drink anything—but what you saw was a vision.
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