8 And there were in the same country shepherds, abiding in the field, and keeping watch1 over their flock by night.
9 And behold◦, the angel of the Lord stood by them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them, and they feared with great fear.
10 And the angel said◦ to them, Fear not◦; for◦ behold◦, I bring· you ·good··tidings of great joy which◦ shall be to all the people.
11 For to you is born this··day a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord, in the city of David.
12 And this shall be the sign to you: you shall find the Babe wrapped··in··swaddling-clothes, lying in a manger.
13 And suddenly there was◦ with◦ the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and saying,
14 Glory in the highest to God, and on earth peace, good··will among men.
1literally, “guarding a guard”