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

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

Discussion for Luke 1

  • A disciple
    Irene (verse 4); Theophilus was the High Priest at the time Luke wrote his books; and the writings were to testify to the fulfillment of the Scriptures that he has been taught, that the LORD's Anointed had indeed come in the flesh, and that all these things are what was foretold through the Prophets, beginning with Moses' writings. It does not indicate that Theophilus was at all converted.
  • A disciple
    "..it seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto you in order, most excellent Theophilus, that you might know the certainty of those things, wherein you have been instructed." Theophilus was the High Priest at the time; and it was to confirm the fulfillment of the Scriptures, to those ordained to be the Keepers of the Holy Testimony.
  • A disciple
    "Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God." "..every spirit that confesses not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God" 1 Jn. 4:1-6.
  • Steve morrow
    ******* LUKE 1:37 FOR WITH GOD NOTHING SHALL BE IMPOSSIBLE *******JOHN 5:14 AFTERWARD JESUS FINDETH HIM IN THE TEMPLE AND SAID UNTO HIM --- BEHOLD THOU ART MADE WHOLE SIN NO MORE LEST A WORSE THING COME UNTO THEE --- JOHN 8:11 SHE SAID NO MAN MY LORD AND JESUS SAID UNTO HER NEITHER DO I CONDEMN THEE --- GO AND SIN NO MORE ---
  • Irene123
    V. 3 - " ..... most excellent Theophulis; v.4 - "That thou mightiest know the certainty of those things, wherein thou hast been instructed." "excellent" sounds like perhaps he was someone of the Temple, but Luke does not say, so neither can we state it as fact. But, he was a convert to Christianity of Luke's, We can know that much as per Luke's words to him. cont.
  • Irene123
    V. 36 - the angel Gabriel told Mary of Elisabeth's pregnancy. When you think on it, it seems 'odd' because now everybody concerned knows as soon as the couple knows. But then you think of the distance between Mary and Elis. and also their lives were just the same ol' same ol'; AND Elis. was 'old' so ...............

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