Luke 2:9
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English Standard Version
And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
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.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were in great fear.

Weymouth New Testament
when suddenly an angel of the Lord stood by them, and the glory of the Lord shone round them; and they were filled with terror.

Luke 2:9 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Behold

Omitted by the best texts.

The angel

More correctly an angel, as Rev. The Greek has no article.

Came upon (ἐπέστη)

The word is used in this sense in classical Greek, as well as in that of to stand by, which Rev. prefers here, as in Acts 12:7. In Luke 2:38 of this chapter, Rev. renders coming up. The rendering to come upon has a hostile flavor, as properly in Acts 17:5, where the verb is rendered assaulted; so that the Rev. rendering here is preferable.

They were sore afraid

Lit., feared with great fear.

Luke 2:9 Parallel Commentaries

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Luke 1:11,28 And there appeared to him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense...

Judges 6:11,12 And there came an angel of the LORD, and sat under an oak which was in Ophrah, that pertained to Joash the Abiezrite...

Matthew 1:20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the LORD appeared to him in a dream, saying, Joseph, you son of David...

Acts 27:23 For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve,

1 Timothy 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels...

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Exodus 16:7,10 And in the morning, then you shall see the glory of the LORD; for that he hears your murmurings against the LORD: and what are we...

Exodus 40:34,35 Then a cloud covered the tent of the congregation, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle...

1 Kings 8:11 So that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud: for the glory of the LORD had filled the house of the LORD.

Isaiah 6:3 And one cried to another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.

Isaiah 35:2 It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing: the glory of Lebanon shall be given to it...

Isaiah 40:5 And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD has spoken it.

Isaiah 60:1 Arise, shine; for your light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen on you.

Ezekiel 3:23 Then I arose, and went forth into the plain: and, behold, the glory of the LORD stood there...

John 12:41 These things said Esaias, when he saw his glory, and spoke of him.

2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory...

2 Corinthians 4:6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, has shined in our hearts...

Revelation 18:1 And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.

and they.

Luke 1:12 And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell on him.

Isaiah 6:4,5 And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke...

Acts 22:6-9 And it came to pass, that, as I made my journey, and was come near to Damascus about noon...

Acts 26:13,14 At midday, O king, I saw in the way a light from heaven, above the brightness of the sun...

Hebrews 12:21 And so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake:)

Revelation 20:11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away...

Cross References
Luke 1:11
And there appeared to him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense.

Luke 1:12
And Zechariah was troubled when he saw him, and fear fell upon him.

Luke 2:8
And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

Luke 24:4
While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel.

Acts 5:19
But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the prison doors and brought them out, and said,

Acts 12:7
And behold, an angel of the Lord stood next to him, and a light shone in the cell. He struck Peter on the side and woke him, saying, "Get up quickly." And the chains fell off his hands.

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