Yes, whiles I was speaking in prayer, even the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, being caused to fly swiftly…
"Some time ago I visited a furniture dealer's shop in West London. The man was a Jew, and, noticing my clerical dress, he began to talk on religious matters. We had an interesting conversation, and, as I mounted my bicycle and said 'Good-bye,' the man called out in Hebrew, 'Peace be unto thee,' using the pronoun in plural number. 'Why did you not use the singular?' I asked. Who was the other one to whom you were wishing peace?' 'Do you not know,' replied the Jew, 'I said, Peace be to you, and to the angel over your shoulder.' All poetry has not gone out of old London — no, not yet!"
(G. A. Johnston Ross.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Yea, whiles I was speaking in prayer, even the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, being caused to fly swiftly, touched me about the time of the evening oblation.