Luke 1:1-9 NRS

1 Since many have undertaken to set down an orderly account of the events that have been fulfilled among us,
2 just as they were handed on to us by those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and servants of the word,
3 I too decided, after investigating everything carefully from the very first, a to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus,

References for Luke 1:3

    • a 1:3 - Or [for a long time]
      4 so that you may know the truth concerning the things about which you have been instructed.
      5 In the days of King Herod of Judea, there was a priest named Zechariah, who belonged to the priestly order of Abijah. His wife was a descendant of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth.
      6 Both of them were righteous before God, living blamelessly according to all the commandments and regulations of the Lord.
      7 But they had no children, because Elizabeth was barren, and both were getting on in years.
      8 Once when he was serving as priest before God and his section was on duty,
      9 he was chosen by lot, according to the custom of the priesthood, to enter the sanctuary of the Lord and offer incense.