And she (A)gave birth to her firstborn son; and she wrapped Him in cloths, and laid Him in a [a]manger, because there was no [b]room for them in the inn.

In the same region there were some shepherds staying out in the fields and keeping watch over their flock at night. And (B)an angel of the Lord suddenly (C)stood near them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were terribly frightened. 10 And so the angel said to them, “(D)Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people; 11 for today in the city of David there has been born for you a (E)Savior, who is [c](F)Christ (G)the Lord. 12 And (H)this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a [d]manger.” 13 And suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly [e]army of angels praising God and saying,

14 (I)Glory to God in the highest,
And on earth peace among people [f](J)with whom He is pleased.”

15 When the angels had departed from them into heaven, the shepherds began saying to one another, “Let’s go straight to Bethlehem, then, and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.”

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Footnotes

  1. Luke 2:7 Or feeding trough
  2. Luke 2:7 Or space
  3. Luke 2:11 I.e., the Messiah
  4. Luke 2:12 Or feeding trough
  5. Luke 2:13 Or host
  6. Luke 2:14 Lit of good pleasure; or of goodwill

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