Luke 1:2
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English Standard Version
just as those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word have delivered them to us,

King James Bible
Even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word;

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
According as they have delivered them unto us, who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word:

English Revised Version
even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word,

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

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

Luke 1:2 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Even as

Referring to the composition of the narrative.

Delivered (παρέδοσαν)

Not necessarily excluding written traditions, but referring mainly to oral tradition. Note the distinction between the many who attempted to draw up a narrative and the eye-witnesses and ministers who handed down the facts.

From the beginning (ἀπ' ἀρχῆς)

The official beginning, the commencement of Jesus' ministry. Compare Acts 1:1, Acts 1:21, Acts 1:22; John 15:27.

Eye-witnesses and ministers

Personal knowledge and practical experience were necessary elements of an apostle. Eye-witnesses (εὐτόπται). Only here in New Testament. Peter uses another word, ἐπόπται (2 Peter 1:16). Frequent in medical writers, of a personal examination of disease or of the parts of the body. Compare the modern medical term autopsy. Ministers (ὑπηρέται). See on Matthew 5:25. In medical language denoting the attendants or assistants of the principal physician.

Luke 1:2 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

which.

Luke 24:48 And you are witnesses of these things.

Mark 1:1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God;

John 15:27 And you also shall bear witness, because you have been with me from the beginning.

Acts 1:3,8,21,22 To whom also he showed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days...

Acts 4:20 For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.

Acts 10:39-41 And we are witnesses of all things which he did both in the land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem; whom they slew and hanged on a tree...

Hebrews 2:3 How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord...

1 Peter 5:1 The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ...

1 John 1:1-3 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked on...

and.

Acts 26:16 But rise, and stand on your feet: for I have appeared to you for this purpose...

Romans 15:16 That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God...

Ephesians 3:7,8 Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given to me by the effectual working of his power...

Ephesians 4:11,12 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers...

Colossians 1:23-25 If you continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which you have heard...

Cross References
Mark 4:14
The sower sows the word.

Mark 16:20
And they went out and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them and confirmed the message by accompanying signs.]]

John 15:27
And you also will bear witness, because you have been with me from the beginning.

John 16:4
But I have said these things to you, that when their hour comes you may remember that I told them to you. "I did not say these things to you from the beginning, because I was with you.

Acts 1:21
So one of the men who have accompanied us during all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us,

Acts 8:4
Now those who were scattered went about preaching the word.

Acts 14:25
And when they had spoken the word in Perga, they went down to Attalia,

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