Luke 2:9
New International Version
An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.

New Living Translation
Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord’s glory surrounded them. They were terrified,

English Standard Version
And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear.

Berean Study Bible
Just then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.

Berean Literal Bible
And an angel of the Lord stood by them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they feared with great fear.

King James Bible
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.

New King James Version
And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid.

New American Standard Bible
And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood near them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were terribly frightened.

NASB 1995
And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were terribly frightened.

NASB 1977
And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were terribly frightened.

Amplified Bible
And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood before them, and the glory of the Lord flashed and shone around them, and they were terribly frightened.

Christian Standard Bible
Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And behold, the Angel of God came to them and the glory of THE LORD JEHOVAH shone upon them and they were greatly afraid;

Contemporary English Version
All at once an angel came down to them from the Lord, and the brightness of the Lord's glory flashed around them. The shepherds were frightened.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And behold an angel of the Lord stood by them, and the brightness of God shone round about them; and they feared with a great fear.

English Revised Version
And an angel of the Lord stood by them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

Good News Translation
An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone over them. They were terribly afraid,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
An angel from the Lord suddenly appeared to them. The glory of the Lord filled the area with light, and they were terrified.

International Standard Version
An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.

Literal Standard Version
and behold, a messenger of the LORD stood over them, and the glory of the LORD shone around them, and they feared [with] a great fear.

NET Bible
An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were absolutely terrified.

New Heart English Bible
And look, an angel of the Lord stood by them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.

Weymouth New Testament
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.

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

Young's Literal Translation
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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Shepherds and the Angels
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. 10But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid! For behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people:…

Cross References
Luke 1:11
Just then an angel of the Lord appeared to Zechariah, standing at the right side of the altar of incense.

Luke 1:12
When Zechariah saw him, he was startled and gripped with fear.

Luke 2:8
And there were shepherds residing in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks by night.

Luke 24:4
While they were puzzling over this, suddenly two men in radiant apparel stood beside them.

Acts 5:19
But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the doors of the jail and brought them out, saying,

Acts 12:7
Suddenly an angel of the Lord appeared and a light shone in the cell. He tapped Peter on the side and woke him up, saying, "Get up quickly." And the chains fell off his wrists.


Treasury of Scripture

And, see, the angel of the Lord came on them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

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Luke 1:11,28
And there appeared unto him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense…

Judges 6:11,12
And there came an angel of the LORD, and sat under an oak which was in Ophrah, that pertained unto Joash the Abiezrite: and his son Gideon threshed wheat by the winepress, to hide it from the Midianites…

Matthew 1:20
But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.

and the.

Exodus 16:7,10
And in the morning, then ye shall see the glory of the LORD; for that he heareth your murmurings against the LORD: and what are we, that ye murmur against us? …

Exodus 40:34,35
Then a cloud covered the tent of the congregation, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle…

1 Kings 8:11
So that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud: for the glory of the LORD had filled the house of the LORD.

and they.

Luke 1:12
And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him.

Isaiah 6:4,5
And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke…

Acts 22:6-9
And it came to pass, that, as I made my journey, and was come nigh unto Damascus about noon, suddenly there shone from heaven a great light round about me…









(9) Came upon them.--The Greek verb, like the English, implies a sudden appearance. The form of the angel was probably, as in Mark 16:5, that of a young man in white apparel. (See Note on Luke 1:12). The wings of angels are, without exception, an after-thought of Christian imagination, those of Isaiah 6:2, Ezekiel 1:6, Revelation 4:8, being connected with the mysterious figures of the cherubim, the "living creatures" seen in apocalyptic vision.

The glory of the Lord . . .--The word suggests the thought of the Shechinah, or cloud of intolerable brightness, which was the token of the divine presence in the Tabernacle and the Temple (1Kings 8:10-11; Isaiah 6:1-3). (See Note on John 1:14.) Never before had there been such a manifestation to such men as these. What had been the privilege of patriarchs and priests was now granted to shepherds, and the first proclamation of the glad tidings was to those who were poor in their outward life as well as in spirit. . . .

Verse 9. - The angel of the Lord came upon them; better, an angel. The Greek word rendered "came upon them" - a very favorite word with St. Luke - suggests a sudden appearance. The glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. The white shining cloud of intolerable brightness, known among the Jews as the Shechinah, the visible token of the presence of the Eternal, in the bush, in the pillar of fire and cloud which guided the desert-wanderings, in the tabernacle and the temple. It shone round the Redeemer on the Mount of Transfiguration. It robed him when, risen, he appeared to the Pharisee Saul outside Damascus. The occasional presence of this visible glory was exceedingly precious to the chosen people. The terror felt by the shepherds was the natural awe ever felt by man when brought into visible communion with the dwellers in the so-called spirit-world.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

an angel
ἄγγελος (angelos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 32: From aggello; a messenger; especially an 'angel'; by implication, a pastor.

of [the] Lord
Κυρίου (Kyriou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.

stood before
ἐπέστη (epestē)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2186: To stand by, be urgent, befall one (as of evil), be at hand, impend. From epi and histemi; to stand upon, i.e. Be present.

them,
αὐτοῖς (autois)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

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

[the] glory
δόξα (doxa)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 1391: From the base of dokeo; glory, in a wide application.

of [the] Lord
Κυρίου (Kyriou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.

shone around
περιέλαμψεν (perielampsen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 4034: To shine around. From peri and lampo; to illuminate all around, i.e. Invest with a halo.

them,
αὐτούς (autous)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

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

they were terrified.
ἐφοβήθησαν (ephobēthēsan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 5399: From phobos; to frighten, i.e. to be alarmed; by analogy, to be in awe of, i.e. Revere.


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