The Shepherds and the Angels

Luke 2

8 Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And 1 behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, f and they were greatly afraid. 10 Then the angel said to them, g "Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy h which will be to all people. 11 i "For there is born to you this day in the city of David j a Savior, k who is Christ the Lord. 12 "And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a 2 manger." 13 l And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:

14 "Glory m to God in the highest,
And on earth n peace, o goodwill 3 toward men!"

15 So it was, when the angels had gone away from them into heaven, that the shepherds said to one another, "Let us now go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has come to pass, which the Lord has made known to us." 16 And they came with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the Babe lying in a manger. 17 Now when they had seen Him, they made 4 widely known the saying which was told them concerning this Child. 18 And all those who heard it marveled at those things which were told them by the shepherds. 19 p But Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20 Then the shepherds returned, glorifying and q praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told them.

21 r And when eight days were completed 5 for the circumcision of the Child, His name was called s JESUS, the name given by the angel t before He was conceived in the womb.

  1. Cross References
    Luke 1:12
    And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him.
  2. Cross References
    Luke 1:13
    But the angel said to him, "Do not be afraid, Zacharias, for your prayer is heard; and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall call his name John.
    Luke 1:30
    Then the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.
  3. Cross References
    Genesis 12:3
    I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.
    Isaiah 49:6
    Indeed He says, 'It is too small a thing that You should be My Servant To raise up the tribes of Jacob, And to restore the preserved ones of Israel; I will also give You as a light to the Gentiles, That You should be My salvation to the ends of the earth.'
    Matthew 28:19
    Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
    Mark 1:15
    And saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.
    Colossians 1:23
    If indeed you continue in the faith, grounded and steadfast, and are not moved away from the hope of the gospel which you heard, which was preached to every creature under heaven, of which I, Paul, became a minister.
  4. Cross References
    Isaiah 9:6
    For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
  5. Cross References
    Matthew 1:21
    "And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name JESUS, for He will save His people from their sins."
    John 4:42
    Then they said to the woman, "Now we believe, not because of what you said, for we ourselves have heard Him and we know that this is indeed the Christ, the Savior of the world.
    Acts 5:31
    Him God has exalted to His right hand to be Prince and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins.
  6. Cross References
    Matthew 1:16
    And Jacob begot Joseph the husband of Mary, of ...
    Matthew 16:16
    Simon Peter answered and said, "You are the Chr...
    Matthew 16:20
    Then He commanded His disciples that they shoul...
    John 11:27
    She said to Him, "Yes, Lord, I believe that You...
    Acts 2:36
    "Therefore let all the house of Israel know ass...
    Philippians 2:11
    And that every tongue should confess that Jesus...
  7. Cross References
    Genesis 28:12
    Then he dreamed, and behold, a ladder was set u...
    Psalms 103:20
    Bless the LORD, you His angels, Who excel in st...
    Psalms 148:2
    Praise Him, all His angels; Praise Him, all His...
    Daniel 7:10
    A fiery stream issued And came forth from befor...
    Hebrews 1:14
    Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth...
    Revelation 5:11
    Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many an...
  8. Cross References
    Matthew 21:9
    Then the multitudes who went before and those who followed cried out, saying: "Hosanna to the Son of David! ' Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD!' Hosanna in the highest!
    Luke 19:38
    Saying: " 'Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the LORD!' Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!
    Ephesians 1:6
    To the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved.
  9. Cross References
    Isaiah 57:19
    "I create the fruit of the lips: Peace, peace to him who is far off and to him who is near," Says the LORD, "And I will heal him."
    Romans 5:1
    Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
    Ephesians 2:17
    And He came and preached peace to you who were afar off and to those who were near.
    Colossians 1:20
    And by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross.
  10. Cross References
    John 3:16
    For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
    Ephesians 2:4
    But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us.
    Ephesians 2:7
    That in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
    2 Thessalonians 2:16
    Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and our God and Father, who has loved us and given us everlasting consolation and good hope by grace.
    1 John 4:9
    In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him.
  11. Cross References
    Genesis 37:11
    And his brothers envied him, but his father kept the matter in mind.
    Luke 1:66
    And all those who heard them kept them in their hearts, saying, "What kind of child will this be?" And the hand of the Lord was with him.
  12. Cross References
    Luke 19:37
    Then, as He was now drawing near the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works they had seen.
  13. Cross References
    Genesis 17:12
    He who is eight days old among you shall be circumcised, every male child in your generations, he who is born in your house or bought with money from any foreigner who is not your descendant.
    Leviticus 12:3
    And on the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised.
  14. Cross References
    Matthew 1:21
    "And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name JESUS, for He will save His people from their sins."
  15. Cross References
    Luke 1:31
    And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name JESUS.
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