New International Version
When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child,
King James Bible
And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.
Darby Bible Translation
and having seen [it] they made known about the country the thing which had been said to them concerning this child.
World English Bible
When they saw it, they publicized widely the saying which was spoken to them about this child.
Young's Literal Translation
and having seen, they made known abroad concerning the saying spoken to them concerning the child.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
They made known abroad the saying - These shepherds were the first preachers of the Gospel of Christ: and what was their text? Why, Glory to God in the highest heavens, and on earth peace and good will among men. This is the elegant and energetic saying which comprises the sum and substance of the Gospel of God. This, and this only, is the message which all Christ's true pastors or shepherds bring to men. He who, while he professes the religion of Christ, disturbs society by his preachings or writings, who excludes from the salvation of God all who hold not his religious or political creed, never knew the nature of the Gospel, and never felt its power or influence. How can religious contentions, civil broils, or open wars, look that Gospel in the face which publishes nothing but glory to God, and peace and good will among men? Crusades for the recovery of a holy land so called, (by the way, latterly, the most unholy in the map of the world), and wars for the support of religion, are an insult to the Gospel, and blasphemy against God!
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryDecember 25. "I Bring You Glad Tidings" (Luke ii. 10).
"I bring you glad tidings" (Luke ii. 10). A Christmas spirit should be a spirit of humanity. Beside that beautiful object lesson on the Manger, the Cradle, and the lowly little child, what Christian heart can ever wish to be proud? It is a spirit of joy. It is right that these should be glad tidings, for, "Behold, I bring you glad tidings of great joy which shall be to all people." It is a spirit of love. It should be the joy that comes from giving joy to others. The central fact of Christmas is …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
Christ About his Father's Business
So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger.
and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them.
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