Luke 2:13
New International Version
Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,

New Living Translation
Suddenly, the angel was joined by a vast host of others--the armies of heaven--praising God and saying,

English Standard Version
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,

Berean Study Bible
And suddenly there appeared with the angel a great multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and saying:

Berean Literal Bible
And suddenly there came with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and saying:

New American Standard Bible
And suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,

King James Bible
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

Christian Standard Bible
Suddenly there was a multitude of the heavenly host with the angel, praising God and saying:

Contemporary English Version
Suddenly many other angels came down from heaven and joined in praising God. They said:

Good News Translation
Suddenly a great army of heaven's angels appeared with the angel, singing praises to God:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Suddenly there was a multitude of the heavenly host with the angel, praising God and saying:

International Standard Version
Suddenly, a multitude of the Heavenly Army appeared with the angel, praising God by saying,

NET Bible
Suddenly a vast, heavenly army appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,

New Heart English Bible
Suddenly, there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And suddenly, the great armies of Heaven appeared with the Angel, while shouting praises to God, and they were saying:

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Suddenly, a large army of angels appeared with the angel. They were praising God by saying,

New American Standard 1977
And suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,

King James 2000 Bible
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

American King James Version
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

American Standard Version
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly army, praising God, and saying:

Darby Bible Translation
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and saying,

English Revised Version
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

Webster's Bible Translation
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

Weymouth New Testament
And immediately there was with the angel a multitude of the army of Heaven praising God and saying,

World English Bible
Suddenly, there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly army praising God, and saying,

Young's Literal Translation
And suddenly there came with the messenger a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God, and saying,
Study Bible
The Shepherds and the Angels
12And this will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” 13And suddenly there appeared with the angel a great multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and saying: 14“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom His favor rests!”…
Cross References
Psalm 103:21
Bless the LORD, all His hosts, you servants who do His will.

Luke 2:12
And this will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger."

Luke 2:14
"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom His favor rests!"

1 Timothy 3:16
By common confession, the mystery of godliness is great: He appeared in the flesh, was vindicated by the Spirit, was seen by angels, was proclaimed among the nations, was believed in throughout the world, was taken up in glory.

Treasury of Scripture

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

a multitude.

Genesis 28:12
And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it.

Genesis 32:1,2
And Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him…

1 Kings 22:19
And he said, Hear thou therefore the word of the LORD: I saw the LORD sitting on his throne, and all the host of heaven standing by him on his right hand and on his left.







Lexicon
And
Καὶ (Kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

suddenly
ἐξαίφνης (exaiphnēs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 1810: Suddenly, unexpectedly. From ek and the base of aiphnidios; of a sudden.

there appeared
ἐγένετο (egeneto)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1096: A prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb; to cause to be, i.e. to become, used with great latitude.

with
σὺν (syn)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 4862: With. A primary preposition denoting union; with or together.

the
τῷ (tō)
Article - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

angel
ἀγγέλῳ (angelō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 32: From aggello; a messenger; especially an 'angel'; by implication, a pastor.

a great multitude
πλῆθος (plēthos)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 4128: A multitude, crowd, great number, assemblage. From pletho; a fulness, i.e. A large number, throng, populace.

of [the] heavenly
οὐρανίου (ouraniou)
Adjective - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3770: In heaven, belonging to heaven, heavenly, from heaven. From ouranos; celestial, i.e. Belonging to or coming from the sky.

host,
στρατιᾶς (stratias)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4756: Feminine of a derivative of stratos; camp-likeness, i.e. An army, i.e. the angels, the celestial luminaries.

praising
αἰνούντων (ainountōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 134: To praise. From ainos; to praise.

God
Θεὸν (Theon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

saying:
λεγόντων (legontōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3004: (a) I say, speak; I mean, mention, tell, (b) I call, name, especially in the pass., (c) I tell, command.
(13) A multitude of the heavenly host.--The phrase, or its equivalent, "the host of heaven," is common in the later books of the Old Testament, but is there used as including the visible "hosts" of sun, moon, and stars, which were worshipped by Israel (Jeremiah 8:2; Jeremiah 19:13; 2Chronicles 33:3). In this sense we find it in St. Stephen's speech (Acts 7:42). Here it is obviously used of the angels of God as forming the armies of the great King. The great name of the Lord of Hosts, the Lord of Sabaoth, was probably intended to include both the seen and the unseen hosts, the stars in the firmament, and the angels in heaven. Its use in the New Testament is confined to these two passages. The Hebrew word is found, in Old Testament quotations, in Romans 9:29, James 5:4.

Verse 13. - With the angel a multitude of the heavenly host. "The troop of angels issues forth from the depths of that invisible world which surrounds us on every side" (Godet). One of the glorious titles by which the eternal King was known among the chosen people was "Lord of sabaoth," equivalent to "Lord of hosts." In several passages of the Scriptures is the enormous multitude of these heavenly beings noticed; for instance, Psalm 68:17, where the Hebrew is much more expressive than the English rendering; Daniel 7:10, "Ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him" (see, too, the Targum of Palestine on Deuteronomy 33, "And with him ten thousand times ten thousand holy angels;" and "The crown of the Law is his [Moses'], because he brought it from the heavens above, when there was revealed to him the glory of the Lord's Shechinah, with two thousand myriads of angels, and forty and two thousand chariots of fire," etc.). 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.
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