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Luke 2:9

    Luke 2:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And, see, the angel of the Lord came on them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And an angel of the Lord stood by them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And an angel of the Lord came to them, and the glory of the Lord was shining round about them: and fear came on them.

    Webster's Revision

    And an angel of the Lord stood by them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

    World English Bible

    Behold, an angel of the Lord stood by them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And an angel of the Lord stood by them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

    Definitions for Luke 2:9

    Angel - Messenger.

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 2:9

    The angel of the Lord came upon them - Or, stood over them, επεστη. It is likely that the angel appeared in the air at some little distance above them, and that from him the rays of the glory of the Lord shone round about them, as the rays of light are projected from the sun.

    They were sore afraid - Terrified with the appearance of so glorious a being, and probably fearing that he was a messenger of justice, coming to denounce Divine judgments, or punish them immediately, for sins with which their consciences would not fail, on such an occasion, to reproach them.

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 2:9

    The glory of the Lord - This is the same as a "great" glory - that is, a splendid appearance or "light." The word "glory" is often the same as light, 1 Corinthians 15:41; Luke 9:31; Acts 22:11. The words "Lord" and "God" are often used to denote "greatness" or "intensity." Thus, "trees of God" mean great trees; "hills of God," high or lofty hills, etc. So "the glory of the Lord" here means an exceedingly great or bright luminous appearance perhaps not unlike what Paul saw on the way to Damascus.
    Book: Luke