What do angels do? Manoah prayed to the LORD and said, “Please, my Master, the angel whom you sent, let him, pray, come again to us…And God heeded Manoah’s voice, and the messenger of God came again to the woman, when she was sitting in the field and Manoah her husband was not with her. Robert Alter explains that this episode “systematically sidelines the man, who really doesn’t grasp what is going on.” And yet one Midrash thinks that the angel passed over Manoah and only visited his wife “to make her more beloved to him.” What do angels do? They strengthen the marital bond between a husband and wife.