And there were in the same country, shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
And, lo, the angel of the lord came upon them, and the glory of the lord shone round them: and they were sore afraid.
And the angel said unto them, fear not: for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.
And this shall be the sign unto you; you shall find the baby wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger,
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth, peace, good will toward men.
And when it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the lord hath known unto us.
And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe, lying in the manager.
And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.
And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told to them by the shepherds.