Luke 1:1-6 CEB

Luke’s purpose

1 Many people have already applied themselves to the task of compiling an account of the events that have been fulfilled among us.

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      2 They used what the original eyewitnesses and servants of the word handed down to us.
      3 Now, after having investigated everything carefully from the beginning, I have also decided to write a carefully ordered account for you, most honorable Theophilus.
      4 I want you to have confidence in the soundness of the instruction you have received.

      John the Baptist’s birth foretold

      5 During the rule of King Herod of Judea there was a priest named Zechariah who belonged to the priestly division of Abijah. His wife Elizabeth was a descendant of Aaron.

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          6 They were both righteous before God, blameless in their observance of all the Lord's commandments and regulations.