Luke 2:8
Good News Translation
There were some shepherds in that part of the country who were spending the night in the fields, taking care of their flocks.

Contemporary English Version
That night in the fields near Bethlehem some shepherds were guarding their sheep.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And there were in the same country shepherds watching and keeping the night watches over their flock.

New American Bible
Now there were shepherds in that region living in the fields and keeping the night watch over their flock.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And there were in the same country shepherds watching and keeping the night watches over their flock.

abiding.

Genesis 31:39,40 Neither did I shew thee that which the beast had torn; I made good all the damage: whatsoever was lost by theft, thou didst exact it of me: . . .

Exodus 3:1,2 Now Moses fed the sheep of Jethro, his father in law, the priest of Madian: and he drove the flock to the inner parts of the desert, and came to the mountain of God, Horeb. . . .

1 Samuel 17:34,35 And David said to Saul: Thy servant kept his father's sheep, and there came a lion, or a bear, and took a ram out of the midst of the flock: . . .

Psalm 78:70,71 And he chose his servant David, and took him from the flocks of sheep: he brought him from following the ewes great with young, . . .

Ezekiel 34:8 As I live, saith the Lord God, forasmuch as my flocks have been made a spoil, and my sheep are become a prey to all the beasts of the field, because there was no shepherd: for my shepherds did not seek after my flock, but the shepherds fed themselves, and fed not my flocks:

John 10:8-12 All others, as many as have come, are thieves and robbers: and the sheep heard them not. . . .

watch over their flock by night.

Context
The Shepherds and the Angels
7And she brought forth her first born son and wrapped him up in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger: because there was no room for them in the inn. 8And there were in the same country shepherds watching and keeping the night watches over their flock. 9And behold an angel of the Lord stood by them and the brightness of God shone round about them: and they feared with a great fear.…
Cross References
Luke 2:7
And she brought forth her first born son and wrapped him up in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger: because there was no room for them in the inn.

Luke 2:9
And behold an angel of the Lord stood by them and the brightness of God shone round about them: and they feared with a great fear.

Additional Translations
And there were shepherds residing in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks by night.

And there were shepherds in the same region, lodging in the fields and keeping watch over their flock by night.

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

And there were shepherds in the same country abiding in the field, and keeping watch by night over their flock.

And there were shepherds in that country abiding without, and keeping watch by night over their flock.

And there were shepherds in the same country abiding in the field, and keeping watch by night over their flock.

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

Now there were shepherds in the same part of the country, keeping watch over their sheep by night in the open fields,

There were shepherds in the same country staying in the field, and keeping watch by night over their flock.

And there were shepherds in the same region, lodging in the field, and keeping the night-watches over their flock,
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