8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping ||watch over their flock by night. 9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord pcame upon them, and the qglory of the Lord shone round about them: and rthey were sore afraid. 10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. 11 For sunto you is born this day tin the city of David ua Saviour, which is xChrist ythe Lord. 12 And this shall be za sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe mwrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a nmanger. 13 And suddenly there was with the angel aa multitude bof the heavenly host cpraising God, and saying,
And on earth fpeace,
gGood will toward men.
15 And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, †the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto hBeth-lehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.
Or, the night-watches. As Num. 3:28 (Gk.).
See 2 Kin. 19:29.
Comp. Acts 7:42.
See Matt. 21:9.