New Living Translation
"Glory to God in highest heaven, and peace on earth to those with whom God is pleased."
King James Bible
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
Darby Bible Translation
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good pleasure in men.
World English Bible
"Glory to God in the highest, on earth peace, good will toward men."
Young's Literal Translation
'Glory in the highest to God, and upon earth peace, among men -- good will.'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:14 Glory be to God in the highest; on earth peace; good will toward men - The shouts of the multitude are generally broken into short sentences. This rejoicing acclamation strongly represents the piety and benevolence of these heavenly spirits: as if they had said, Glory be to God in the highest heavens: let all the angelic legions resound his praises. For with the Redeemer's birth, peace, and all kind of happiness, come down to dwell on earth: yea, the overflowings of Divine good will and favour are now exercised toward men.
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And he will be the source of peace. When the Assyrians invade our land and break through our defenses, we will appoint seven rulers to watch over us, eight princes to lead us.
Jesus was in the center of the procession, and the people all around him were shouting, "Praise God for the Son of David! Blessings on the one who comes in the name of the LORD! Praise God in highest heaven!"
Suddenly, the angel was joined by a vast host of others--the armies of heaven--praising God and saying,
When the angels had returned to heaven, the shepherds said to each other, "Let's go to Bethlehem! Let's see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about."
and the Holy Spirit, in bodily form, descended on him like a dove. And a voice from heaven said, "You are my dearly loved Son, and you bring me great joy."
"Blessings on the King who comes in the name of the LORD! Peace in heaven, and glory in highest heaven!"
This is the message of Good News for the people of Israel--that there is peace with God through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all.
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