Luke 2:14

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good wil towards men.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"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

  • Gloria
    Luke 2:52
    Is a verse that I like to include in my prayers for my children and grandchildren for favor with God and men, and to be prospered in all things.
  • Steve morrow
    LUKE 2:40 AND THE CHILD GREW AND WAXED STRONG IN SPIRIT FILLED WITH WISDOM AND THE GRACE OF GOD WAS UPON HIM COLOSSIANS 3:16 LET THE WORD OF CHRIST DWELL IN YOU RICHLY IN ALL WISDOM TEACHING AND ADMONISHING ONE ANOTHER IN PSALMS AND HYMNS AND SPIRITUAL SONGS SINGING WITH GRACE IN YOUR HEARTS TO THE LORD
  • Donald
    I thought Zion was the city of David
  • What a wonderful a son we have Jesus
    It's wonderful to know Jesus so joyful!
  • Irene123
    V. 46 - proves that there are no 'loner' Christians. Jesus Himself gave us this example (Heb. 10:25) at the age of 12. And verifying scriptures are: Matt.12:9; 13:54; Mk.1:21, 29; Lk.4:38; 6:6; Jn.6:59; 12:42; and on and on. Rom. 10:14 - How can they hear without a preacher; 1 Tim. 4:14 - a Preacher (pastor) has hands laid on him by Holy Ghost filled men for God's spirit to 'ordain' him.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Luke 2: Although Joseph and Mary were in Galilee, their first-born Jesus was prophesied to be born in Bethlehem, several miles away. God made it happen through Augustus' decree on taxation. God's words are yeah and amen. No jot goes unfulfilled. This chapter reports the birth of our Our Lord and Saviour Jesus and His early days. God made man. Praise God on high.