Bible: Luke 2:8-20

The Shepherds’ Visit

2:8 Now 1  there were shepherds 2  nearby 3  living out in the field, keeping guard 4  over their flock at night. 2:9 An 5  angel of the Lord 6  appeared to 7  them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were absolutely terrified. 8  2:10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid! Listen carefully, 9  for I proclaim to you good news 10  that brings great joy to all the people: 2:11 Today 11  your Savior is born in the city 12  of David. 13  He is Christ 14  the Lord. 2:12 This 15  will be a sign 16  for you: You will find a baby wrapped in strips of cloth and lying in a manger.” 17  2:13 Suddenly 18  a vast, heavenly army 19  appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,

2:14Glory 20  to God in the highest,

and on earth peace among people 21  with whom he is pleased! 22 

2:15 When 23  the angels left them and went back to heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem 24  and see this thing that has taken place, that the Lord 25  has made known to us.” 2:16 So they hurried off and located Mary and Joseph, and found the baby lying in a manger. 26  2:17 When 27  they saw him, 28  they related what they had been told 29  about this child, 2:18 and all who heard it were astonished 30  at what the shepherds said. 2:19 But Mary treasured up all these words, pondering in her heart what they might mean. 31  2:20 So 32  the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising 33  God for all they had heard and seen; everything was just as they had been told. 34 

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