Luke 2:17
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New International Version
When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child,

New Living Translation
After seeing him, the shepherds told everyone what had happened and what the angel had said to them about this child.

English Standard Version
And when they saw it, they made known the saying that had been told them concerning this child.

Berean Study Bible
After they had seen the Child, they spread the message they had received about Him.

Berean Literal Bible
And having seen, they proclaimed abroad concerning the saying having been told them concerning this Child.

New American Standard Bible
When they had seen this, they made known the statement which had been told them about this Child.

King James Bible
And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
After seeing them, they reported the message they were told about this child,

International Standard Version
When they saw this, they repeated what they had been told about this child.

NET Bible
When they saw him, they related what they had been told about this child,

New Heart English Bible
When they saw it, they made known the saying which was spoken to them about this child.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And when they had seen, they made known the words that had been spoken with them about The Boy.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When they saw the child, they repeated what they had been told about him.

New American Standard 1977
And when they had seen this, they made known the statement which had been told them about this Child.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And when they had seen it, they made known abroad that which had been told them concerning this child.

King James 2000 Bible
And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.

American King James Version
And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.

American Standard Version
And when they saw it, they made known concerning the saying which was spoken to them about this child.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And seeing, they understood of the word that had been spoken to them concerning this child.

Darby Bible Translation
and having seen [it] they made known about the country the thing which had been said to them concerning this child.

English Revised Version
And when they saw it, they made known concerning the saying which was spoken to them about this child.

Webster's Bible Translation
And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.

Weymouth New Testament
And when they saw the child, they told what had been said to them about Him;

World English Bible
When they saw it, they publicized widely the saying which was spoken to them about this child.

Young's Literal Translation
and having seen, they made known abroad concerning the saying spoken to them concerning the child.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:8-20 Angels were heralds of the new-born Saviour, but they were only sent to some poor, humble, pious, industrious shepherds, who were in the business of their calling, keeping watch over their flock. We are not out of the way of Divine visits, when we are employed in an honest calling, and abide with God in it. Let God have the honour of this work; Glory to God in the highest. God's good-will to men, manifested in sending the Messiah, redounds to his praise. Other works of God are for his glory, but the redemption of the world is for his glory in the highest. God's goodwill in sending the Messiah, brought peace into this lower world. Peace is here put for all that good which flows to us from Christ's taking our nature upon him. This is a faithful saying, attested by an innumerable company of angels, and well worthy of all acceptation, That the good-will of God toward men, is glory to God in the highest, and peace on the earth. The shepherds lost no time, but came with haste to the place. They were satisfied, and made known abroad concerning this child, that he was the Saviour, even Christ the Lord. Mary carefully observed and thought upon all these things, which were so suited to enliven her holy affections. We should be more delivered from errors in judgment and practice, did we more fully ponder these things in our hearts. It is still proclaimed in our ears that to us is born a Saviour, Christ the Lord. These should be glad tidings to all.
Study Bible
The Shepherds and the Angels
16So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph and the baby, who was lying in the manger. 17After they had seen the Child, they spread the message they had received about Him. 18And all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them.…
Cross References
Luke 2:16
So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph and the baby, who was lying in the manger.

Luke 2:18
And all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them.
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