Luke 1:1-4 LEB

The Preface to Luke’s Gospel

1 Since many have attempted to compile an account concerning the events that have been fulfilled among us,

References for Luke 1:1

      2 just as those who were eyewitnesses and servants of the word from the beginning passed on to us,
      3 it seemed best to me also--[because I]a have followed all [things] carefully from the beginning--to write [them]b down in orderly sequence for you, most excellent Theophilus,

      References for Luke 1:3

        • a 1:3 - *Here "[because]" is supplied as a component of the participle ("have followed") which is understood as causal
        • b 1:3 - *Here the direct object is supplied from context in the English translation
          4 so that you may know the certainty concerning the things about which you were taught.