Luke 1:1-9 NLT

1 Most honorable Theophilus: Many people have written accounts about the events that took place a among us.

References for Luke 1:1

    • a 1:1 - Or <I>have been fulfilled.</I>
      2 They used as their source material the reports circulating among us from the early disciples and other eyewitnesses of what God has done in fulfillment of his promises.
      3 Having carefully investigated all of these accounts from the beginning, I have decided to write a careful summary for you,
      4 to reassure you of the truth of all you were taught.
      5 It all begins with a Jewish priest, Zechariah, who lived when Herod was king of Judea. Zechariah was a member of the priestly order of Abijah. His wife, Elizabeth, was also from the priestly line of Aaron.
      6 Zechariah and Elizabeth were righteous in God's eyes, careful to obey all of the Lord's commandments and regulations.
      7 They had no children because Elizabeth was barren, and now they were both very old.
      8 One day Zechariah was serving God in the Temple, for his order was on duty that week.
      9 As was the custom of the priests, he was chosen by lot to enter the sanctuary and burn incense in the Lord's presence.