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An[a] angel of the Lord[b] appeared to[c] them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were absolutely terrified.[d]

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  1. Luke 2:9 tn Here καί (kai) has not been translated because of differences between Greek and English style.
  2. Luke 2:9 tn Or “the angel of the Lord.” See the note on the word “Lord” in 1:11.
  3. Luke 2:9 tn Or “stood in front of.”
  4. Luke 2:9 tn Grk “they feared a great fear” (a Semitic idiom which intensifies the main idea, in this case their fear).sn Terrified. See similar responses in Luke 1:12, 29.