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 also learning the words that comes from the Father at 12 yrs he was sharing the word's with Rabbai's . Jesus himself is the word of God he was given to us not to condemn but to fulfill the Scripture s . We must be Rejoice always as VICTORY HAS COME. I PRAISE YOU JESUS AND LOVE YOUR WORDS AND I WILL KEEP THEM UNTIL RAPTURE.AMEN
  • 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
  • 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

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