Then the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. (NIV)
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 Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. (KJV)
But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people; for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. (NASB)
The city of David here refers to Bethlehem. In other passages, the phrase means Jerusalem (2 Sam. 5:7).
Savior .. Christ .. Lord: These three titles together summarize the saving work of Jesus and His sovereign position. What God was called in 1:47, Savior, Jesus is called here. The word Christ means "Anointed," referring to Jesus' royal, messianic position. The word Lord was the title of a ruler. The meaning of the word is defined by Peter in Acts 2:30-36. Jesus is destined to sit and distribute salvation's benefits from God's side, ruling with the Father.
Radmacher, E. D., Allen, R. B., & House, H. W. (1999). Nelson's new illustrated Bible commentary (Lk 2:11-12). Nashville: T. Nelson Publishers.
Did you know?
Our word Christmas comes from the English observance of the birth of Christ called Christes masse (Christ's mass), because a special mass was celebrated on that day. In France, it's known as Noel; in Spain, Navidad; and in Italy, Natale-all those words meaning simply birthday. The Germans use the word Weihnachten, meaning holy nights.
Morgan, R. J. (2000). Nelson's complete book of stories, illustrations, and quotes (electronic ed.) (110). Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers.