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 2:9

  • I wonder why God chose shepherds as the first to know of Jesus. I know it says the shepherds made it known 17 but who do they see out in the pastures day by day?
  • mathews report that they were wise men.....but in luke 2verse 9 shephards ...the quiz question denies them being wise men but shephards ....i reckon that they were both wise shepards men....lol

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