|New International Version (© 2011)|
Many have undertaken to draw up an account of the things that have been fulfilled among us,
King James Bible
Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us,
American Standard Version
Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to draw up a narrative concerning those matters which have been fulfilled among us,
Young's Literal Translation
Seeing that many did take in hand to set in order a narration of the matters that have been fully assured among us,
Luke 1:1 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Many have taken in hand - Great and remarkable characters have always many biographers. So it appears it was with our Lord: but as most of these accounts were inaccurate, recording as facts things which had not happened; and through ignorance or design mistaking others, especially in the place where St. Luke wrote; it seemed good to the Holy Spirit to inspire this holy man with the most correct knowledge of the whole history of our Lord's birth, preaching, miracles, sufferings, death, resurrection, and ascension, that the sincere, upright followers of God might have a sure foundation, on which they might safely build their faith. See the note on Luke 9:10.
Most surely believed among us - Facts confirmed by the fullest evidence - των πεπληροφορημενων πραγματων. Every thing that had been done or said by Jesus Christ was so public, so plain, and so accredited by thousands of witnesses, who could have had no interest in supporting an imposture, as to carry the fullest conviction, to the hearts of those who heard and saw him, of the divinity of his doctrine, and the truth of his miracles.
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most surely. [Peplerophoremenon,] the passive participle of [plerophoreo,] from [pleres phora,] full measure; and is applied to a ship fully laden, to a tree in full bearing, etc. Hence it implies that fulness of evidence by which any fact is supported, and also that confidence, or feeling of assent, by which facts so supported are believed.
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Romans 4:21 being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised.
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Colossians 4:12 Epaphras, who is one of you and a servant of Christ Jesus, sends greetings. He is always wrestling in prayer for you, that you may stand firm in all the will of God, mature and fully assured.
1 Thessalonians 1:5 because our gospel came to you not simply with words but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and deep conviction. You know how we lived among you for your sake.
2 Timothy 4:17 But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. And I was delivered from the lion's mouth.