Luke 2:8-12 NIV

The Shepherds and the Angels

8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night.

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      9 An angel1 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.2 I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.

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      11 Today in the town of David a Savior3 has been born to you; he is Christa4 the Lord.5

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        • a 2:11 - Or "Messiah." "The Christ" (Greek) and "the Messiah" (Hebrew) both mean "the Anointed One"; also in verse 26.
          12 This will be a sign6 to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."

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