Luke 1:1-6 MSG

1 So many others have tried their hand at putting together a story of the wonderful harvest of Scripture and history that took place among us,
2 using reports handed down by the original eyewitnesses who served this Word with their very lives.
3 Since I have investigated all the reports in close detail, starting from the story's beginning, I decided to write it all out for you, most honorable Theophilus,
4 so you can know beyond the shadow of a doubt the reliability of what you were taught. A Childless Couple Conceives
5 During the rule of Herod, King of Judea, there was a priest assigned service in the regiment of Abijah. His name was Zachariah. His wife was descended from the daughters of Aaron. Her name was Elizabeth.
6 Together they lived honorably before God, careful in keeping to the ways of the commandments and enjoying a clear conscience before God.