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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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;

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.

New American Standard 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.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the clarity of the Lord shone round about them, and they feared greatly.

King James 2000 Bible
And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were much afraid.

American King James Version
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.

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.

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.

Darby Bible Translation
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.

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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

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.
Study Bible
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 the incense.

Luke 1:12
When Zechariah saw him, he was startled and overcome 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…







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

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

of [the] Lord
Κυρίου (Kyriou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 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 Greek 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 Greek 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 Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

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

of [the] Lord
Κυρίου (Kyriou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 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 Greek 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 Greek 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 Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

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