Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile a narrative of the things that 1have been accomplished among us,
2just as those who 3from the beginning were 4eyewitnesses and 5ministers of 6the word 7have delivered them to us,
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,
that you may have 11certainty concerning the things 12you have been taught.
13In the days of Herod, king of Judea, there was a priest named Zechariah,14of 15the division of Abijah. And he had a wife from the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth.
And they were both 16righteous before God, walking 17blamelessly in all the commandments and statutes of the Lord.
But they had no child, because 18Elizabeth was barren, and 19both were advanced in years.