Luke 2:8

“And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And there were in the same countrey shepheards abiding in þe field, keeping watch ouer their flocke by night.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

In the same region there were {some} shepherds staying out in the fields and keeping watch over their flock by night.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And there were shepherds in the same country abiding in the field, and keeping watch by night over their flock.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And in the same country there were keepers of sheep in the fields, watching over their flock by night.
- Basic English Bible

And there were shepherds in that country abiding without, and keeping watch by night over their flock.
- Darby Bible

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
- Webster's Bible

Now there were shepherds in the same part of the country, keeping watch over their sheep by night in the open fields,
- Weymouth Bible

There were shepherds in the same country staying in the field, and keeping watch by night over their flock.
- World English Bible

And scheepherdis weren in the same cuntre, wakynge and kepynge the watchis of the nyyt on her flok.
- Wycliffe Bible

And there were shepherds in the same region, lodging in the field, and keeping the night-watches over their flock,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Luke 2:8


Lu 2:8 There were . . . shepherds. The fields around Bethlehem have been for four thousand years the resort of shepherding. There David had cared for his flocks. Keeping watch. To guard their flocks from robbers and wild beasts, and to keep them from straying.

Discussion for Luke 2

  • Angela
    Awesome amen!!
  • Lilian
    GLORY TO GOD IN THE HIGHEST AND ON THIS EARTH PEACE AND GOOD TOWARDS MEN PRAISE YOU ABBA FATHER FOR GIVING JESUS TO US PEACE AND LIFE ON THIS EARTH. THANKS TO THE BLOOD OF JESUS SHED FOR US AND BY HIS BLOOD WE HAVE LIFE AND EXPERIENCE GOD'S GOODNESS AND MERCY THAT ALWAYS FOLLOWING ME AMEN
  • Steve morrow
    ROMANS 9:20 NAY BUT O MAN WHO ART THOU THAT REPLIEST AGAINST GOD SHALL THE THING FORMED SAY TO HIM THAT FORMED IT WHY HAST THOU MADE ME THUS --9:22-- WHAT IF GOD WILLING TO SHOW HIS WRATH AND TO MAKE HIS POWER KNOWN ENDURED WITH MUCH LONGSUFFERING THE VESSELS OF WRATH FITTED TO DESTRUCTION
  • Steve morrow
    PSALM 11:5 THE LORD TRIETH THE RIGHTEOUS BUT THE WICKED AND HIM THAT --LOVETH VIOLENCE-- HIS SOUL HATEH LUKE 3:14 AND THE SOLDIERS LIKEWISE DEMANDED OF HIM SAYING AND WHAT SHALL WE DO AND HE SAID UNTO THEM --DO VIOLENCE TO NO MAN-- NEITHER ACCUSE ANY FALSELY MATTHEW 10:16 BEHOLD I SEND YOU FORTH AS SHEEP IN THE MIDST OF WOLVES BE YOU THEREFORE WISE AS SERPENTS AND --HARMLESS AS DOVES-- HEBREWS 7:26 FOR SUCH AN HIGH PRIEST BECAME US WHO IS HOLY --HARMLESS--UNDEFILED SEPARATE FROM SINNERS AND MADE HIGHER THAN THE HEAVENS 1 PETER 4:15 BUT LET --NONE OF YOU-- SUFFER AS A MURDERER OR AS A THIEF OR AS AN EVIL DOER --- OR AS A BUSYBODY IN OTHER MENS MATTERS PROVERBS 10:11 THE MOUTH OF A RIGHTEOUS MAN IS A WELL OF LIFE BUT VIOLENCE COVERETH THE MOUTH OF THE WICKED
  • DENNIS RICHARDS
    God says to Moses For I am a JEALOUS God yet God also instructs Moses that human vanity jealously is a sin. God also commanded though shall not kill,yet He assisted Joshua in murdering all caanintes. Hard to inturpet as just.
  • Lilian
    Jesus himself is the word of God he came down not to condemn us but to fulfill the scriptures. Lets give thanks to the blood of Jesus amen

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