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Luke 2:7-14 NIV

7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.
8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night.
9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.

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10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.

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11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.

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12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

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13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

References for Luke 2:14

Study tools for Luke 2:7-14

  • a 2:2 - Or "This census took place before"
  • b 2:23 - Exodus 13:2,12
  • c 2:24 - Lev. 12:8
  • d 2:29 - Or "promised," / "now dismiss"
  • e 2:37 - Or "then had been a widow for eighty-four years."
  • f 2:49 - Or "be about my Father’s business"