Luke 1:2

“Even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Luke 1:2

Euen as they deliuered them vnto vs, which from the beginning were eye-witnesses, & ministers of the word:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

just as they were handed down to us by those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and servants of the word,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

even as they delivered them unto us, who from the beginning wer eyewitnesses and ministers of the word,
- American Standard Version (1901)

As they were handed down to us by those who saw them from the first and were preachers of the word,
- Basic English Bible

as those who from the beginning were eye-witnesses of and attendants on the Word have delivered them to us,
- Darby Bible

Even as they delivered them to us, who from the beginning were eye-witnesses, and ministers of the word;
- Webster's Bible

on the authority of those who were from the beginning eye-witnesses and were devoted to the service of the divine Message,
- Weymouth Bible

even as those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and servants of the word delivered them to us,
- World English Bible

as thei that seyn atte the bigynnyng, and weren ministris of the word,
- Wycliffe Bible

as they did deliver to us, who from the beginning became eye-witnesses, and officers of the Word, --
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Luke 1:2

Wesley's Notes for Luke 1:2


1:1-2 This short, weighty, artless, candid dedication, belongs to the Acts, as well as the Gospel of St. Luke. Many have undertaken - He does not mean St. Matthew or Mark; and St. John did not write so early. For these were eye witnesses themselves and ministers of the word.

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.


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