Luke 2:8-20

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,
14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”
16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger.
17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child,
18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them.
19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.
20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.

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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 2:8-20 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,
14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”
16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger.
17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child,
18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them.
19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.
20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.
21 On the eighth day, when it was time to circumcise the child, he was named Jesus, the name the angel had given him before he was conceived.
22 When the time came for the purification rites required by the Law of Moses, Joseph and Mary took him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord

Cross References 10

  • 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
  • 6. 1 Samuel 2:34; 1 Samuel 10:7; 2 Kings 19:29; Psalms 86:17; Isaiah 7:14
  • 7. Isaiah 9:6; Isaiah 52:7; Isaiah 53:5; Micah 5:5; Luke 1:79; S John 14:27; Romans 5:1; Ephesians 2:14,17
  • 8. ver 7
  • 9. ver 51
  • 10. S Matthew 9:8
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