Luke 2:8
And there were shepherds residing in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks by night.
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Genesis 31:39, 40
I did not bring you anything torn by wild beasts; I bore the loss myself. And you demanded payment from me for what was stolen by day or night. . . .

Exodus 3:1, 2
Meanwhile, Moses was shepherding the flock of his father-in-law Jethro, the priest of Midian. He led the flock to the far side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. . . .

1 Samuel 17:34, 35
David replied, "Your servant has been tending his father's sheep, and whenever a lion or a bear came and carried off a lamb from the flock, . . .

Psalm 78:70, 71
He chose David His servant and took him from the sheepfolds; . . .

Ezekiel 34:8
As surely as I live, declares the Lord GOD, because My flock lacks a shepherd and has become prey and food for every wild beast, and because My shepherds did not search for My flock but fed themselves instead,

John 10:8-12
All who came before Me were thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. . . .

watch over their flock by night.

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
In the same region there were some shepherds staying out in the fields and keeping watch over their flock by night.

King James Bible
And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
In the same region, shepherds were staying out in the fields and keeping watch at night over their flock.

International Standard Version
In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, watching their flock during the night.

NET Bible
Now there were shepherds nearby living out in the field, keeping guard over their flock at night.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But there were some shepherds in the region lodging there and they kept the nightly watch over their flocks;
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