Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile an account of the things accomplished among us, (Luke 1:1)

just as they were handed down to us by those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and servants of the word, (Luke 1:2)

it seemed fitting for me as well, having investigated everything carefully from the beginning, to write it out for you in consecutive order, most excellent Theophilus; (Luke 1:3)

so that you may know the exact truth about the things you have been taught. (Luke 1:4)

In the days of Herod, king of Judea, there was a priest named Zacharias, of the division of Abijah; and he had a wife from the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth. (Luke 1:5)


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