And she gave birth to her firstborn son and (A)wrapped him in swaddling cloths and (B)laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in (C)the inn.[a]

The Shepherds and the Angels

And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord (D)appeared to them, and (E)the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. 10 And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all (F)the people. 11 For (G)unto you is born this day in (H)the city of David (I)a Savior, who is (J)Christ (K)the Lord. 12 And (L)this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby (M)wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” 13 And suddenly there was with the angel (N)a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,

14 (O)“Glory to God (P)in the highest,
    (Q)and on earth (R)peace (S)among those with whom he is pleased!”[b]

15 When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem 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 guest room
  2. Luke 2:14 Some manuscripts peace, good will among men

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