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

  • A dsiciple
    Insight; the Law given through Moses was right from the mouth of God; NOTHING of his own thoughts! It was for the blood that the woman was unclean in giving birth; and for bringing to remembrance the redemption sacrifice of Christ for all who are born of women, that this purification was required. The Lord Jesus Christ Himself is without sin; yet He subjected Himself to fulfill all righteousness.
  • A disciple
    Insight; Have you not read, or perhaps forgotten, that the Covenant God made with Abraham, He established for all the son's of the Covenant for ever? and shouldn't He also who made the Covenant, when He came in flesh, Himself be subject to His own oath? Why did Jesus go to John to be baptized? Because "Thus it becomes us to fulfill all righteousness." Circumcision is a sign in the flesh, of faith.
  • Insight777
    V22, the days were accomplished, 8 days passed, but it does not actually say Jesus was circumcised. The purpose of the birth of Jesus is to remove false religion to establish the true religion. Jesus never circumcised anyone or teach it. Woman, Mary, is not un-pure after giving birth. NO Blood sacrifice needed. Male babies are not holy and female babies unholy. Both are holy because God gave life.
  • 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

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