Luke 2:9

“And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And loe, the Angel of the Lord came vpon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them, and they were sore afraid.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were terribly frightened.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And an angel of the Lord stood by them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And an angel of the Lord came to them, and the glory of the Lord was shining round about them: and fear came on them.
- Basic English Bible

And lo, an angel of [the] Lord was there by them, and [the] glory of [the] Lord shone around them, and they feared [with] great fear.
- Darby Bible

And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were in great fear.
- Webster's Bible

when suddenly an angel of the Lord stood by them, and the glory of the Lord shone round them; and they were filled with terror.
- Weymouth Bible

Behold, an angel of the Lord stood by them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.
- World English Bible

And lo! the aungel of the Lord stood bisidis hem, and the cleernesse of God schinede aboute hem; and thei dredden with greet drede.
- Wycliffe Bible

and lo, a messenger of the Lord stood over them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they feared a great fear.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Luke 2:9


Lu 2:9 The angel of the Lord. An angel announces the conception of Jesus (Lu 1:28-37); a host of angels publish his birth (Lu 2:13,14); in his temptation an angel strengthens him (Mr 1:13); in his agony an angel comforts him (Lu 22:43); at his resurrection an angel rolls away the stone from the door of the sepulcher (Mt 28:2); at his ascension the angels attend him up to heaven (Ac 1:10); and at his second coming to judge the world he shall be "revealed from heaven with his mighty angels" (2Th 1:7).

Discussion for Luke 2

  • BSP
    Jesus continued subject to his earthly parents as verse 51 mentions. Even though he was perfect, he obeyed his imperfect parents.
  • Lilian
    Jesus was given by God to us because of his love . John 3:16 for God so love the world that he gave his only begotten son Jesus Christ whoever believes in him shall not be perish but have everlasting life amen. What a faithful and loving God we serve. Jesus took our sins pain and worries on the cross he paid the price for us it is finish. Lets keep praising Jesus for everything he have done. Amen
  • David L Canham
    Luke surely was a man of great knowledge because he know how the people would react to unusual events and that word would be spread very rapidly which would ignite the explosion necessary for God plan to be implemented.
  • KDC
    The shepherds got a fantastic piece of news!!! I believe that after seeing the Christ, in their excitement, must have noised it abroad right there in Bethlehem. But guess what??? The peiple Having ears they listened but didn't really hear.....scriptural...
  • Macieso
    I love kjv of the Bible and Luke chp 2 i s one of the greatest chp in the Bible and love it.
  • GeraldineCole
    This is great and I was bless again just reading it over again Anna the prop.was a women that love God I pray that God will raise up many more like Anna and other women in the bible .Women U are important to Jesus The Christ Jesus is calling his Childern Out he is saying live in the world but be not of this world come out live for him U can not be and do and act like the world and be a child of Jesus u can not love the world nor things in the world.but we must show love to the world why because we belong to Jesus we have the real love inside of us the sinner have a nature love which depending on if u do and act like they want u to they love U .and thats not real love .it appointed a man once to die then the judgment. Question is will U Be Ready

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