New International Version
Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
King James Bible
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
Darby Bible Translation
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, 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,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Suddenly there was with the angel, etc. - this multitude of the heavenly host had just now descended from on high, to honor the new-born Prince of peace, to give his parents the fullest conviction of his glory and excellence, and to teach the shepherds, who were about to be the first proclaimers of the Gospel, what to think and what to speak of him, who, while he appeared as a helpless infant, was the object of worship to the angels of God.
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LibraryDecember 25. "I Bring You Glad Tidings" (Luke ii. 10).
"I bring you glad tidings" (Luke ii. 10). A Christmas spirit should be a spirit of humanity. Beside that beautiful object lesson on the Manger, the Cradle, and the lowly little child, what Christian heart can ever wish to be proud? It is a spirit of joy. It is right that these should be glad tidings, for, "Behold, I bring you glad tidings of great joy which shall be to all people." It is a spirit of love. It should be the joy that comes from giving joy to others. The central fact of Christmas is …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
Christ About his Father's Business
Praise the LORD, all his heavenly hosts, you his servants who do his will.
This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."
"Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests."
1 Timothy 3:16
Beyond all question, the mystery from which true godliness springs is great: He appeared in the flesh, was vindicated by the Spirit, was seen by angels, was preached among the nations, was believed on in the world, was taken up in glory.
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