(Good News Translation (GNT))
8 There were some shepherds in that part of the country who
were spending the night in the fields, taking care of their flocks.
9 An angel of
the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone over
them. They were terribly afraid,
10 but the angel
said to them, “Don't be afraid! I am here with good news for
you, which will bring great joy to all the people.
11 This very day
in David's town your Savior was born -- Christ the Lord!
12 And this is
what will prove it to you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths
and lying in a manger.”
13 Suddenly a
great army of heaven's angels appeared with the angel, singing praises
to God in the highest heaven, and peace on earth to those with whom
he is pleased!”
15 When the angels
went away from them back into heaven, the shepherds said to one
another, “Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has
happened, which the Lord has told us.”
16 So they hurried
off and found Mary and Joseph and saw the baby lying in the manger.
17 When the shepherds
saw him, they told them what the angel had said about the child.
18 All who heard
it were amazed at what the shepherds said.