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Luke 2:11

“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For vnto you is borne this day, in the citie of Dauid, a Sauiour, which is Christ the Lord.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

for there is born to you this day in the city of David a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For on this day, in the town of David, a Saviour has come to birth, who is Christ the Lord.
- Basic English Bible

for to-day a Saviour has been born to you in David's city, who is Christ [the] Lord.
- Darby Bible

For to you is born this day, in the city of David, a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
- Webster's Bible

For a Saviour who is the Anointed Lord is born to you to-day, in the town of David.
- Weymouth Bible

For there is born to you, this day, in the city of David, a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
- World English Bible

For a sauyoure is borun to dai to you, that is Crist the Lord, in the citee of Dauid.
- Wycliffe Bible

because there was born to you to-day a Saviour -- who is Christ the Lord -- in the city of David,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 2:11

2:11 To you - Shepherds; Israel; mankind.

People's Bible Notes for Luke 2:11

Lu 2:11 City of David. A term applied to the village of Bethlehem as the birthplace of the greatest among Israel's kings; David's greater Son begins his earthly career in his ancestor's home. Seven hundred years before the prophet had predicted the Messiah's birth at Bethlehem (Mic 5:2). Christ the Lord. The Anointed Lord, for which the nation was so eagerly longing.

Discussion for Luke 2

  • Tolasek
    I believe that Jesus Christ was born on the Feast of the Trumpets! The first day of Tishri, Rosh Hashana!
  • Andrew Chinyama
    My comment on luke 2:52, If Jesus increased we as well we need to grow in all corners..
  • I wonder why God chose shepherds as the first to know of Jesus. I know it says the shepherds made it known 17 but who do they see out in the pastures day by day?
  • Tony
    I just love luke chapter 2. Because it talks about the birth of my lord and savior.
  • Juancho for verse 14
    Didn't know the gospel acclamation originated with THAT verse.
  • Robert Downey for verse 2
    One needs to keep in mind that the birth of Christ divided time between BC and AD, so he can 't be born in BC. In 1582 Pope Gregory didn 't do us any favors in not making the correction to God 's reckoning and that of J. Caesar. Luke has given us the correct clues, and Zumpt has it right.

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