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Luke 2:10

2:10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid! Listen carefully, 1  for I proclaim to you good news 2  that brings great joy to all the people:

Luke 2:20

2:20 So 3  the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising 4  God for all they had heard and seen; everything was just as they had been told. 5 

1 tn Grk “behold.”

2 tn Grk “I evangelize to you great joy.”

3 tn Here καί (kai) has been translated as “so” to indicate the conclusion of the topic.

4 sn The mention of glorifying and praising God is the second note of praise in this section; see Luke 2:13-14.

5 tn Grk “just as [it] had been spoken to them.” This has been simplified in the English translation by making the prepositional phrase (“to them”) the subject of the passive verb.

sn The closing remark just as they had been told notes a major theme of Luke 1-2 as he sought to reassure Theophilus: God does what he says he will do.

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