Luke 1:1-8 NAS


1 Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile an account of the things a1accomplished among us,

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    • a 1:1 - Or "on which there is full conviction"
      2 just as they were handed down to us by those who 2from the beginning bwere 3eyewitnesses and c4servants of 5the dword,

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        • b 1:2 - Lit "became"
        • c 1:2 - Or "ministers"
        • d 1:2 - I.e. gospel
          3 it seemed fitting for me as well, 6having einvestigated everything carefully from the beginning, to write it out for you 7in consecutive order, 8most excellent 9Theophilus;

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          4 so that you may know the exact truth about the things you have been f10taught.

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            • f 1:4 - Or "orally instructed in"

              Birth of John the Baptist Foretold

              5 11In the days of Herod, king of Judea, there was a priest named gZacharias, of the 12division of hAbijah; and he had a wife ifrom the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth.

              References for Luke 1:5

                • g 1:5 - I.e. Zechariah
                • h 1:5 - Gr "Abia"
                • i 1:5 - I.e. of priestly descent
                  6 They were both 13righteous in the sight of God, walking 14blamelessly in all the commandments and requirements of the Lord.

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                  7 But they had no child, because Elizabeth was barren, and they were both advanced in jyears.

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                    • j 1:7 - Lit "days"
                      8 Now it happened that while 15he was performing his priestly service before God in the appointed order of his division,

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