Luke 2:8-11

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

Luke 2:8 in Other Translations

KJV
8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
ESV
8 And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
NLT
8 That night there were shepherds staying in the fields nearby, guarding their flocks of sheep.
MSG
8 There were sheepherders camping in the neighborhood. They had set night watches over their sheep.
CSB
8 In the same region, shepherds were staying out in the fields and keeping watch at night over their flock.

Luke 2:8-11 In-Context

6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born,
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.
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.
11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.
12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”
13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,

Cross References 5

  • 1. Luke 1:11; S Acts 5:19
  • 2. S Matthew 14:27
  • 3. S Matthew 1:21; S John 3:17; John 4:42; Acts 5:31; Acts 13:23; S Romans 11:14; 1 Timothy 4:10; 1 John 4:14
  • 4. Matthew 1:16; Matthew 16:16,20; John 11:27; Acts 2:36; Acts 3:20; S Acts 9:22
  • 5. S John 13:13
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