“And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.”
King James Version (KJV)
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.