From the book of the Wisdom of Solomon (a Deuterocanonical book) Chapter 18:20-25
18:20 Experience of death, however, touched the upright too, and a great many were struck down in the desert. But the Retribution did not last long,
18:21 for a blameless man hurried to their defence. Wielding the weapons of his sacred office, prayer and expiating incense, he confronted Retribution and put an end to the plague, thus showing that he was your servant.
18:22 He overcame Hostility, not by physical strength, nor by force of arms; but by word he prevailed over the Punisher, by recalling the oaths made to the Fathers, and the covenants.
18:23 Already the corpses lay piled in heaps, when he interposed and beat Retribution back and cut off its approach to the living.
18:24 For the whole world was on his flowing robe, the glorious names of the Fathers engraved on the four rows of stones, and your Majesty on the diadem on his head.
18:25 From these the Destroyer recoiled, he was afraid of these. This one experience of Retribution was enough.
Culled from the Good News Bible with Deuterocanonical Book