New International Version
The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.
King James Bible
And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.
Darby Bible Translation
And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all things which they had heard and seen, as it had been said to 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.
Young's Literal Translation
and the shepherds turned back, glorifying and praising God, for all those things they heard and saw, as it was spoken unto them.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
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!
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
When the crowd saw this, they were filled with awe; and they praised God, who had given such authority to man.
And this was his message: "After me comes the one more powerful than I, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie.
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