Luke 1:3-7 NIV

3 Therefore, since I myself have carefully investigated everything from the beginning, it seemed good also to me to write an orderly account1 for you, most excellent2 Theophilus,3

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

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The Birth of John the Baptist Foretold

5 In the time of Herod king of Judea5 there was a priest named Zechariah, who belonged to the priestly division of Abijah;6 his wife Elizabeth was also a descendant of Aaron.

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6 Both of them were upright in the sight of God, observing all the Lord's commandments and regulations blamelessly.7

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7 But they had no children, because Elizabeth was barren; and they were both well along in years.