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

  • Norm
    Luke 3:16 John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire: 17 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and will gather the wheat into his garner; but the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable.
  • 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.
  • Masha
    as a mother who tends to be talkative, I am challenged by MARY'S example in verses 19 and 51 of Luke 2:she stored these things in her heart and often pondered them. that i may be more meditative than talkative!
    Mary and Joseph fulfilled all the requirements of the law for baby Jesus; and He lived a life of obedience and submission to His earthly parents(51).JESUS was the personification of grace
  • 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...
  • Ron Jefferson
    I love Luke chapter 2 it tells of birth of Jesus Christ how he was born, life and salvation. Jesus was born in manager. He grew up learning about God at age 12 he minster to men. It was professed he was salvation. Jesus was born so we may have
    Eternal life.
  • Macieso
    I love kjv of the Bible and Luke chp 2 i s one of the greatest chp in the Bible and love it.

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