Parallel Bible results for Luke 1:1-9

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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, NIV 1 Many have undertaken to draw up an account of the things that have been fulfilled among us, NRS 2 just as they were handed on to us by those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and servants of the word, NIV 2 just as they were handed down to us by those who from the first were eyewitnesses and servants of the word. NRS 3 I too decided, after investigating everything carefully from the very first, to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, NIV 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, NRS 4 so that you may know the truth concerning the things about which you have been instructed. NIV 4 so that you may know the certainty of the things you have been taught. NRS 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. NIV 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. NRS 6 Both of them were righteous before God, living blamelessly according to all the commandments and regulations of the Lord. NIV 6 Both of them were upright in the sight of God, observing all the Lord's commandments and regulations blamelessly. NRS 7 But they had no children, because Elizabeth was barren, and both were getting on in years. NIV 7 But they had no children, because Elizabeth was barren; and they were both well along in years. NRS 8 Once when he was serving as priest before God and his section was on duty, NIV 8 Once when Zechariah's division was on duty and he was serving as priest before God, NRS 9 he was chosen by lot, according to the custom of the priesthood, to enter the sanctuary of the Lord and offer incense. NIV 9 he was chosen by lot, according to the custom of the priesthood, to go into the temple of the Lord and burn incense.