Luke 2:13
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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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Clarke'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.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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

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 you therefore the word of the LORD: I saw the LORD sitting on his throne...

Job 38:7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

Psalm 68:17 The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands of angels: the Lord is among them, as in Sinai, in the holy place.

Psalm 103:20,21 Bless the LORD, you his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening to the voice of his word...

Psalm 148:2 Praise you him, all his angels: praise you him, all his hosts.

Isaiah 6:2,3 Above it stood the seraphim: each one had six wings; with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet...

Ezekiel 3:12 Then the spirit took me up, and I heard behind me a voice of a great rushing, saying, Blessed be the glory of the LORD from his place.

Daniel 7:10 A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered to him...

Luke 15:10 Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repents.

Ephesians 3:10 To the intent that now to the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,

Hebrews 1:14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?

1 Peter 1:12 To whom it was revealed, that not to themselves, but to us they did minister the things...

Revelation 5:11 And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders...

Library
December 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

Simeon's Swan-Song
'Lord, now lettest Thou Thy servant depart in peace, according to Thy word: 30. For mine eyes have seen Thy salvation.'--LUKE ii. 29,30. That scene, when the old man took the Infant in his withered arms, is one of the most picturesque and striking in the Gospel narrative. Simeon's whole life appears, in its later years, to have been under the immediate direction of the Spirit of God. It is very remarkable to notice how, in the course of three consecutive verses, the operation of that divine Spirit
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions Of Holy Scripture

"Nunc Dimittis"
We shall note, this morning, first, that every believer may be assured of departing in peace; but that, secondly, some believers feel a special readiness to depart now: "Now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace;" and, thirdly, that there are words of encouragement to produce in us the like readiness: "according to thy word." There are words of Holy Writ which afford richest consolation in prospect of departure. I. First, then, let us start with the great general principle, which is full of comfort;
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 17: 1871

Christ About his Father's Business
But now I shall invite your attention, first, to the spirit of the Saviour, as breathed in these words, "Wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business?" and then, secondly, I shall exhort the children of God, with all the earnestness which I can command, with all the intensity of power which I can summon to the point, to labour after the same spirit, that they too may unfeignedly say, "Wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business? " I. First, then note THE SPIRIT OF CHRIST. It was
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 3: 1857

Cross References
Psalm 103:21
Praise the LORD, all his heavenly hosts, you his servants who do his will.

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

Luke 2:14
"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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