"And there were shepherds in the same country abiding in the field, and keeping watch by night over their flock. And an angel of the Lord stood by them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Be not afraid; for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which shall be to all the people: for there is born to you this day in the city of David a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord. And this is the sign unto you: Ye shall find a babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, and 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 among men in whom he is well pleased." Luke 2:8-14 ASV
<p>Illustration of an angel appearing to two shepherds. One shepherd kneels and the second looks downward. There is a palm tree in the background.

The Annunciation to the Shepherds

"And there were shepherds in the same country abiding in the field, and keeping watch by night over…

Three shepherds with a flock of sheep.

Shepherds

Three shepherds with a flock of sheep.