Luke 1:1-11 NIV

Introduction

1 Many have undertaken to draw up an account of the things that have been fulfilleda among us,

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    • a 1:1 - Or "been surely believed"
      2 just as they were handed down to us by those who from the first were eyewitnesses and servants of the word.

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      3 With this in mind, since I myself have carefully investigated everything from the beginning, I too decided to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus,

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      4 so that you may know the certainty of the things you have been taught.

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      The Birth of John the Baptist Foretold

      5 In the time of Herod king of Judea there was a priest named Zechariah, who belonged to the priestly division of Abijah; his wife Elizabeth was also a descendant of Aaron.

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      6 Both of them were righteous in the sight of God, observing all the Lord’s commands and decrees blamelessly.

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      7 But they were childless because Elizabeth was not able to conceive, and they were both very old.
      8 Once when Zechariah’s division was on duty and he was serving as priest before God,

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      9 he was chosen by lot, according to the custom of the priesthood, to go into the temple of the Lord and burn incense.

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      10 And when the time for the burning of incense came, all the assembled worshipers were praying outside.

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      11 Then an angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing at the right side of the altar of incense.

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      Study tools for Luke 1:1-11

      • a 1:1 - Or "been surely believed"
      • b 1:35 - Or "So the child to be born will be called holy,"
      • c 1:69 - "Horn" here symbolizes a strong king.
      • d 1:80 - Or "in the Spirit"