Luke 1:1-6 CJB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Dear Theophilos: Concerning the matters that have taken place among us, many people have undertaken to draw up accounts 1 Many have undertaken to draw up an account of the things that have been fulfilled among us,
2 based on what was handed down to us by those who from the start were eyewitnesses and proclaimers of the message. 2 just as they were handed down to us by those who from the first were eyewitnesses and servants of the word.
3 Therefore, Your Excellency, since I have carefully investigated all these things from the beginning, it seemed good to me that I too should write you an accurate and ordered narrative, 3 Therefore, since I myself have carefully investigated everything from the beginning, it seemed good also to me to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus,
4 so that you might know how well-founded are the things about which you have been taught. 4 so that you may know the certainty of the things you have been taught.
5 In the days of Herod, King of Y'hudah, there was a cohen named Z'kharyah who belonged to the Aviyah division. His wife was a descendant of Aharon, and her name was Elisheva. 5 In the time of Herod king of Judea there was a priest named Zechariah, who belonged to the priestly division of Abijah; his wife Elizabeth was also a descendant of Aaron.
6 Both of them were righteous before God, observing all the mitzvot and ordinances of ADONAI blamelessly. 6 Both of them were upright in the sight of God, observing all the Lord's commandments and regulations blamelessly.