Luke 1:1-6 ESV

Dedication to Theophilus

1 Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile a narrative of the things that 1have been accomplished among us,

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2 2just as those who 3from the beginning were 4eyewitnesses and 5ministers of 6the word 7have delivered them to us,
3 it seemed good to me also, having followed all things closely for some time past, to write 8an orderly account for you, 9most excellent 10Theophilus,

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4 that you may have 11certainty concerning the things 12you have been taught.

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Birth of John the Baptist Foretold

5 13In the days of Herod, king of Judea, there was a priest named Zechariah,a14of 15the division of Abijah. And he had a wife from the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth.

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    • a 1:5 - Greek Zacharias
      6 And they were both 16righteous before God, walking 17blamelessly in all the commandments and statutes of the Lord.

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