Luke 1:3

“It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

It seemed good to me also, hauing had perfect vnderstanding of things from the very first, to write vnto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

it seemed good to me also, having traced the course of all things accurately from the first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus;
- American Standard Version (1901)

It seemed good to me, having made observation, with great care, of the direction of events in their order, to put the facts in writing for you, most noble Theophilus;
- Basic English Bible

it has seemed good to *me* also, accurately acquainted from the origin with all things, to write to thee with method, most excellent Theophilus,
- Darby Bible

It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write to thee in order, most excellent Theophilus,
- Webster's Bible

it has seemed right to me also, after careful investigation of the facts from their commencement, to write for you, most noble Theophilus, a connected account,
- Weymouth Bible

it seemed good to me also, having traced the course of all things accurately from the first, to write to you in order, most excellent Theophilus;
- World English Bible

bitaken, it is seen also to me, hauynge alle thingis diligentli bi ordre, to write to thee,
- Wycliffe Bible

it seemed good also to me, having followed from the first after all things exactly, to write to thee in order, most noble Theophilus,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 1:3


1:3 To write in order - St. Luke describes in order of time; first, The Acts of Christ; his conception, birth, childhood, baptism, miracles, preaching, passion, resurrection, ascension: then, The Acts of the Apostles. But in many smaller circumstances he does not observe the order of time. Most excellent Theophilus - This was the appellation usually given to Roman governors. Theophilus (as the ancients inform us) was a person of eminent quality at Alexandria. In #Acts 1:1|, St. Luke does not give him that title. He was then probably a private man. After the preface St. Luke gives us the history of Christ, from his coming into the world to his ascension into heaven.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 1:3


Lu 1:3 Most excellent Theophilus. The name means "A lover of God". He is named in Ac 1:1, but of him nothing more is known.

Discussion for Luke 1

  • Carol ross
    I have been so blessed by Luke 1. It has brought to me unspeakable joy. Deep in my soul I have such a peace knowing that the God I serve is able today, just as yesterday. I truly pray you receive joy and a peace from this scripture. Knowing my g o d in such a personal way. God truly bless you today.
  • Geraldine Cole
    Praise The Lord Jesus.
  • Maggie Bazaar for verse 37
    The world will pass away but his word will remain and rain come to water the earth and plants sprouts so does his word will not return void .so indeed nothing is impossible with God
  • Joan Minja for verse 45
    God speaks to us through his Word, and for us to see the manifestations of his word in our daily life, we have to believe. Faith can move mountains and it is profound to us as believers!....as there shall be a performance of those things, only of we believe! Jesus is Lord!!!
  • Cynnee
    When we sometimes worry about our lives we should remember that with God all things are possible.
  • This is a very powerful verse. Note that due to a lack of faith in God, Zacharias was made deaf and dumb, in order that the good plans God had for him be fulfilled. God uses even what may seem like trials and tribulations, for the fulfilment of his plans. Which are always for our own good.

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