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The Gospel of Luke, Chapter 2
8 In the same country there were shepherds awake in the fields, keeping night-watches over their flocks.
9 And all at once an angel of the Lord came and stood by them, and the glory of the Lord shone about them, so that they were overcome with fear.
10 But the angel said to them, Do not be afraid; behold, I bring you good news of a great rejoicing for the whole people.
11 This day, in the city of David, a Saviour has been born for you, the Lord Christ himself.
12 This is the sign by which you are to know him; you will find a child still in swaddling-clothes, lying in a manger.
13 Then, on a sudden, a multitude of the heavenly army appeared to them at the angel’s side, giving praise to God, and saying,
14 Glory to God in high heaven, and peace on earth to men that are God’s friends.