Luke 2:9

“And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And loe, the Angel of the Lord came vpon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them, and they were sore afraid.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were terribly frightened.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And an angel of the Lord stood by them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And an angel of the Lord came to them, and the glory of the Lord was shining round about them: and fear came on them.
- Basic English Bible

And lo, an angel of [the] Lord was there by them, and [the] glory of [the] Lord shone around them, and they feared [with] great fear.
- Darby Bible

And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were in great fear.
- Webster's Bible

when suddenly an angel of the Lord stood by them, and the glory of the Lord shone round them; and they were filled with terror.
- Weymouth Bible

Behold, an angel of the Lord stood by them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.
- World English Bible

And lo! the aungel of the Lord stood bisidis hem, and the cleernesse of God schinede aboute hem; and thei dredden with greet drede.
- Wycliffe Bible

and lo, a messenger of the Lord stood over them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they feared a great fear.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Luke 2:9


Lu 2:9 The angel of the Lord. An angel announces the conception of Jesus (Lu 1:28-37); a host of angels publish his birth (Lu 2:13,14); in his temptation an angel strengthens him (Mr 1:13); in his agony an angel comforts him (Lu 22:43); at his resurrection an angel rolls away the stone from the door of the sepulcher (Mt 28:2); at his ascension the angels attend him up to heaven (Ac 1:10); and at his second coming to judge the world he shall be "revealed from heaven with his mighty angels" (2Th 1:7).

Discussion for Luke 2

  • 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
  • David L Canham
    Luke surely was a man of great knowledge because he know how the people would react to unusual events and that word would be spread very rapidly which would ignite the explosion necessary for God plan to be implemented.

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