New Living Translation
That night there were shepherds staying in the fields nearby, guarding their flocks of sheep.
King James Bible
And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
Darby Bible Translation
And there were shepherds in that country abiding without, and keeping watch by night over their flock.
World English Bible
There were shepherds in the same country staying in the field, and keeping watch by night over their flock.
Young's Literal Translation
And there were shepherds in the same region, lodging in the field, and keeping the night-watches over their flock,
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