Luke 2:17
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New International Version
When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child,

King James Bible
And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.

Darby Bible Translation
and having seen [it] they made known about the country the thing which had been said to them concerning this child.

World English Bible
When they saw it, they publicized widely the saying which was spoken to them about this child.

Young's Literal Translation
and having seen, they made known abroad concerning the saying spoken to them concerning the child.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

They made known abroad the saying - These shepherds were the first preachers of the Gospel of Christ: and what was their text? Why, Glory to God in the highest heavens, and on earth peace and good will among men. This is the elegant and energetic saying which comprises the sum and substance of the Gospel of God. This, and this only, is the message which all Christ's true pastors or shepherds bring to men. He who, while he professes the religion of Christ, disturbs society by his preachings or writings, who excludes from the salvation of God all who hold not his religious or political creed, never knew the nature of the Gospel, and never felt its power or influence. How can religious contentions, civil broils, or open wars, look that Gospel in the face which publishes nothing but glory to God, and peace and good will among men? Crusades for the recovery of a holy land so called, (by the way, latterly, the most unholy in the map of the world), and wars for the support of religion, are an insult to the Gospel, and blasphemy against God!

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Luke 2:38 And she coming in that instant gave thanks likewise to the Lord, and spoke of him to all them that looked for redemption in Jerusalem.

Luke 8:39 Return to your own house, and show how great things God has done to you. And he went his way...

Psalm 16:9,10 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices: my flesh also shall rest in hope...

Psalm 66:16 Come and hear, all you that fear God, and I will declare what he has done for my soul.

Psalm 71:17,18 O God, you have taught me from my youth: and till now have I declared your wondrous works...

Malachi 3:16 Then they that feared the LORD spoke often one to another: and the LORD listened, and heard it...

John 1:41-46 He first finds his own brother Simon, and said to him, We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ...

John 4:28,29 The woman then left her water pot, and went her way into the city, and said to the men...

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
Luke 2:16
So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger.

Luke 2:18
and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them.

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