Luke 2:14

“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good wil towards men.”

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Other Translations

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
- King James Version

"Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace among men in whom he is well pleased.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Glory to God in the highest, and on the earth peace among men with whom he is well pleased.
- Basic English Bible

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good pleasure in men.
- Darby Bible

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will towards men.
- Webster's Bible

Glory be to God in the highest Heavens, And on earth peace among men who please Him!
- Weymouth Bible

Glory to God in the highest, on earth peace, good will toward men.
- World English Bible

and seiynge, Glorie be in the hiyeste thingis to God, and in erthe pees be to men of good wille.
- Wycliffe Bible

`Glory in the highest to God, and upon earth peace, among men -- good will.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 2:14


2:14 Glory be to God in the highest; on earth peace; good will toward men - The shouts of the multitude are generally broken into short sentences. This rejoicing acclamation strongly represents the piety and benevolence of these heavenly spirits: as if they had said, Glory be to God in the highest heavens: let all the angelic legions resound his praises. For with the Redeemer's birth, peace, and all kind of happiness, come down to dwell on earth: yea, the overflowings of Divine good will and favour are now exercised toward men.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 2:14


Lu 2:14 Glory to God. The life of the Lord Jesus Christ upon the earth was the working out and development of the song of the angels. It was "Glory to God" illustrated in his consecration and death. It was peace in all the utterances of his lips; peace in his Gospel. It was good will toward men; for every thought, word and act of that blessed life was the translation of God's infinite love into forms visible to the mortal eyes that saw him.

Discussion for Luke 2

  • Irene123
    Vs. 8-12; every time I read these - I hear Linus; I am 74, but as with most adults I watched it with my kids. That scene with Linus will always be special to me. It was the only time 'religion' was allowed in a child's show.
  • A disciple
    "And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child. And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds." There has never been a problem with news and information getting out among the people, and all Israel knew what was reported about Jesus coming into the world. We too have been told all things by God.
  • A disciple
    "And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord." God in His great love and very good purposes has always had in His heart to save man, and to undo what the devil and sin has done to destroy us. Oh that all His works would praise Him!
  • Irene123
    To O. Bakre - I like the way you grouped the names together under one subject. Makes researching them easy. The Lord blessed you with that idea.
  • OLUGBENGA BAKRE
    Luke 2:52 is what any living soul should pray 4 from God, Jesus (King of Glory himself) grew in Wisdom and stature and in favour with God and man, Samuel in favour with God and man 1 samuel 2:26, Abraham favour, Joseph favour, Moses Favour. all the people that are noteworthy in the Bible are in favour with God and Man. Therefore I pray to Grow in Wisdom,Stature and in Favour with God
  • Isaac jozabad
    just as Jesus increased in love,favor and wisdom every minister of Christ Jesus should increase in love favor and wisdom with God if he is ready to serve God and his people
    verse 51

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