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Luke 2:20

    Luke 2:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told to them.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, even as it was spoken unto them.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then the keepers of the sheep went back, giving glory and praise to God for all the things which had come to their ears and which they had seen, as it had been said to them.

    Webster's Revision

    And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, even as it was spoken unto them.

    World English Bible

    The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, just as it was told them.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, even as it was spoken unto them.

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 2:20

    The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising - These simple men, having satisfactory evidence of the truth of the good tidings, and feeling a Divine influence upon their own minds, returned to the care of their flocks, glorifying God for what he had shown them, and for the blessedness which they felt. "Jesus Christ, born of a woman, laid in a stable, proclaimed and ministered to by the heavenly host, should be a subject of frequent contemplation to the pastors of his Church. After having compared the predictions of the prophets with the facts stated in the evangelic history, their own souls being hereby confirmed in these sacred truths, they will return to their flocks, glorifying and praising God for what they had seen and heard in the Gospel history, just as it had been told them in the writings of the prophets; and, preaching these mysteries with the fullest conviction of their truth, they become instruments in the hands of God of begetting the same faith in their hearers; and thus the glory of God and the happiness of his people are both promoted." What subjects for contemplation! - what matter for praise!

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 2:20

    The shepherds returned - To their flocks.

    Glorifying ... - Giving honor to God, and celebrating his praises.

    Wesley's Notes on Luke 2:20

    2:20 For all the things that they had heard - From Mary; as it was told them - By the angels.