Luke 1:2-12 NAS

2 just as they were handed down to us by those who 1from the beginning awere 2eyewitnesses and b3servants of 4the cword,

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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, 5having dinvestigated everything carefully from the beginning, to write it out for you 6in consecutive order, 7most excellent 8Theophilus;

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      4 so that you may know the exact truth about the things you have been e9taught.

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

          Birth of John the Baptist Foretold

          5 10In the days of Herod, king of Judea, there was a priest named fZacharias, of the 11division of gAbijah; and he had a wife hfrom 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 12righteous in the sight of God, walking 13blamelessly 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 iyears.

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                • j 1:7 - Lit "days"
                  8 Now it happened that while 14he was performing his priestly service before God in the appointed order of his division,

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                  9 according to the custom of the priestly office, he was chosen by lot 15to enter the temple of the Lord and burn incense.

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                  10 And the whole multitude of the people were in prayer 16outside at the hour of the incense offering.

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                  11 And 17an angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing to the right of the altar of incense.

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                  12 Zacharias was troubled when he saw the angel, and 18fear jgripped him.

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                    • k 1:12 - Or "fell upon"