Luke 2:8
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New International Version
And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night.

New Living Translation
That night there were shepherds staying in the fields nearby, guarding their flocks of sheep.

English Standard Version
And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

Berean Study Bible
And there were shepherds residing in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks by night.

Berean Literal Bible
And there were shepherds in the same region, lodging in the fields and keeping watch over their flock by night.

New American Standard Bible
In the same region there were some shepherds staying out in the fields and keeping watch over their flock by night.

King James Bible
And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
In the same region, shepherds were staying out in the fields and keeping watch at night over their flock.

International Standard Version
In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, watching their flock during the night.

NET Bible
Now there were shepherds nearby living out in the field, keeping guard over their flock at night.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But there were some shepherds in the region lodging there and they kept the nightly watch over their flocks;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Shepherds were in the fields near Bethlehem. They were taking turns watching their flock during the night.

New American Standard 1977
And in the same region there were some shepherds staying out in the fields, and keeping watch over their flock by night.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

King James 2000 Bible
And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

American King James Version
And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

American Standard Version
And there were shepherds in the same country abiding in the field, and keeping watch by night over their flock.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And there were in the same country shepherds watching, and keeping the night watches over their flock.

Darby Bible Translation
And there were shepherds in that country abiding without, and keeping watch by night over their flock.

English Revised Version
And there were shepherds in the same country abiding in the field, and keeping watch by night over their flock.

Webster's Bible Translation
And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

Weymouth New Testament
Now there were shepherds in the same part of the country, keeping watch over their sheep by night in the open fields,

World English Bible
There were shepherds in the same country staying in the field, and keeping watch by night over their flock.

Young's Literal Translation
And there were shepherds in the same region, lodging in the field, and keeping the night-watches over their flock,
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
7And she gave birth to her firstborn, a Son. She wrapped Him in swaddling cloths and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. 8And there were shepherds residing in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks by night. 9Just then, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.…
Cross References
Luke 2:7
And she gave birth to her firstborn, a Son. She wrapped Him in swaddling cloths and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

Luke 2:9
Just then, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.
Treasury of Scripture

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

abiding.

Genesis 31:39,40 That which was torn of beasts I brought not to you; I bore the loss …

Exodus 3:1,2 Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest …

1 Samuel 17:34,35 And David said to Saul, Your servant kept his father's sheep, and …

Psalm 78:70,71 He chose David also his servant, and took him from the sheepfolds…

Ezekiel 34:8 As I live, said the Lord GOD, surely because my flock became a prey, …

John 10:8-12 All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep …

watch over their flock by night. or, the night-watches.

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