just as they were handed down to us by those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and servants of the word,
kaqw;? ADV parevdosan V-2AAI-3P hJmi'n P-1DP oiJ T-NPM ajpj PREP ajrch'? N-GSF aujtovptai A-NPM kai; CONJ uJphrevtai N-NPM genovmenoi V-2ADP-NPM tou' T-GSM lovgou, N-GSM
it seemed fitting for me as well, having investigated everything carefully from the beginning, to write it out for you in consecutive order, most excellent Theophilus;
e~doxe kajmoi; P-1DS parhkolouqhkovti V-RAP-DSM a~nwqen ADV pa'sin A-DPN ajkribw'? ADV kaqexh'? soi P-2DS gravyai, V-AAN kravtiste A-VSM Qeovfile, N-VSM
so that you may know the exact truth about the things you have been taught.
i&na CONJ ejpignw'/? V-2AAS-2S peri; PREP wJ'n R-GPM kathchvqh? V-API-2S lovgwn N-GPM th;n T-ASF ajsfavleian. N-ASF
In the days of Herod, king of Judea, there was a priest named Zacharias, of the division of Abijah; and he had a wife from the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth.
jEgevneto V-2ADI-3S ejn PREP tai'? T-DPF hJmevrai? N-DPF JHrwv/dou N-GSM basilevw? N-GSM th'? T-GSF #Ioudaiva? N-GSF iJereuv? N-NSM ti? X-NSM ojnovmati N-DSN Zacariva? N-NSM ejx ejfhmeriva? N-GSF #Abiav, N-PRI kai; CONJ gunh; N-NSF aujtw'/ P-DSM ejk PREP tw'n T-GPF qugatevrwn N-GPF #Aarwvn, N-PRI kai; CONJ to; T-NSN o~noma N-NSN aujth'? P-GSF #Elisavbet. N-PRI
They were both righteous in the sight of God, walking blamelessly in all the commandments and requirements of the Lord.
h\san V-IXI-3P de; CONJ divkaioi A-NPM ajmfovteroi A-NPM ejnantivon ADV tou' T-GSM qeou', N-GSM poreuovmenoi V-PNP-NPM ejn PREP pavsai? A-DPF tai'? T-DPF ejntolai'? N-DPF kai; CONJ dikaiwvmasin N-DPN tou' T-GSM kurivou N-GSM a~memptoi. A-NPM
But they had no child, because Elizabeth was barren, and they were both advanced in years.
kai; CONJ oujk PRT h\n V-IXI-3S aujtoi'? P-DPM tevknon, N-NSN kaqovti ADV h\n V-IXI-3S hJ T-NSF #Elisavbet N-PRI stei'ra, N-NSF kai; CONJ ajmfovteroi A-NPM probebhkovte? V-RAP-NPM ejn PREP tai'? T-DPF hJmevrai? N-DPF aujtw'n P-GPM h\san. V-IXI-3P
Now it happened that while he was performing his priestly service before God in the appointed order of his division,
jEgevneto V-2ADI-3S de; CONJ ejn PREP tw'/ T-DSM iJerateuvein V-PAN aujto;n P-ASM ejn PREP th'/ T-DSF tavxei th'? T-GSF ejfhmeriva? N-GSF aujtou' P-GSM e~nanti ADV tou' T-GSM qeou', N-GSM
according to the custom of the priestly office, he was chosen by lot to enter the temple of the Lord and burn incense.
kata; PREP to; T-ASN e~qo? N-ASN th'? T-GSF iJerateiva? N-GSF e~lace tou' T-GSM qumia'sai V-AAN eijselqw;n V-2AAP-NSM eij? PREP to;n T-ASM nao;n N-ASM tou' T-GSM kurivou, N-GSM
And the whole multitude of the people were in prayer outside at the hour of the incense offering.
kai; CONJ pa'n A-NSN to; T-NSN plh'qo? N-NSN h\n V-IXI-3S tou' T-GSN laou' N-GSM proseucovmenon V-PNP-NSN e~xw V-PAI-1S th'/ T-DSF w&ra/ N-DSF tou' T-GSN qumiavmato?: N-GSN
And an angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing to the right of the altar of incense.
w~fqh V-API-3S de; CONJ aujtw'/ P-DSM a~ggelo? N-NSM kurivou N-GSM eJstw;? V-RAP-NSM ejk PREP dexiw'n tou' T-GSN qusiasthrivou N-GSN tou' T-GSN qumiavmato?. N-GSN
Zacharias was troubled when he saw the angel, and fear gripped him.
kai; CONJ ejtaravcqh V-API-3S Zacariva? N-NSM ijdwvn, V-2AAP-NSM kai; CONJ fovbo? N-NSM ejpevpesen V-2AAI-3S ejpj PREP aujtovn. P-ASM
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