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.
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.
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.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The glory of the Lord - This is the same as a "great" glory - that is, a splendid appearance or "light." The word "glory" is often the same as light, 1 Corinthians 15:41; Luke 9:31; Acts 22:11. The words "Lord" and "God" are often used to denote "greatness" or "intensity." Thus, "trees of God" mean great trees; "hills of God," high or lofty hills, etc. So "the glory of the Lord" here means an exceedingly great or bright luminous appearance perhaps not unlike what Paul saw on the way to Damascus.
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'And He said unto them, How is it that ye sought Me! wist ye not that I must be about My Father's business?' --LUKE ii. 49. A number of spurious gospels have come down to us, which are full of stories, most of them absurd and some of them worse, about the infancy of Jesus Christ. Their puerilities bring out more distinctly the simplicity, the nobleness, the worthiness of this one solitary incident of His early days, which has been preserved for us. How has it been preserved? If you will look over …
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And an angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing to the right of the altar of incense.
Zacharias was troubled when he saw the angel, and fear gripped him.
In the same region there were some shepherds staying out in the fields and keeping watch over their flock by night.
While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men suddenly stood near them in dazzling clothing;
But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the gates of the prison, and taking them out he said,
And behold, an angel of the Lord suddenly appeared and a light shone in the cell; and he struck Peter's side and woke him up, saying, "Get up quickly." And his chains fell off his hands.
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