Luke 1:2
Good News Translation
They wrote what we have been told by those who saw these things from the beginning and who proclaimed the message.

Contemporary English Version
They wrote what we had been told by the ones who were there in the beginning and saw what happened.

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

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

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 shall give testimony, because you are with me from the beginning.

Acts 1:3,8,21,22 To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion, by many proofs, for forty days appearing to them, and speaking of the kingdom of God. . . .

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 that he did in the land of the Jews and in Jerusalem: whom they killed, hanging him upon a tree. . . .

Hebrews 2:3 How shall we escape if we neglect so great salvation? Which, having begun to be declared by the Lord, was confirmed unto us by them that heard him.

1 Peter 5:1 The ancients therefore that are among you, I beseech who am myself also an ancient and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as also a partaker of that glory which is to be revealed in time to come:

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 upon and our hands have handled, of the word of life. . . .

and.

Acts 26:16 But rise up and stand upon thy feet: for to this end have I appeared to thee, that I may make thee a minister and a witness of those things which thou hast seen and of those things wherein I will appear to thee,

Romans 15:16 That I should be the minister of Christ Jesus among the Gentiles: sanctifying the gospel of God, that the oblation of the Gentiles may be made acceptable and sanctified in the Holy Ghost.

Ephesians 3:7,8 Of which I am made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God, which is given to me according to the operation of his power. . . .

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

Colossians 1:23-25 If so ye continue in the faith, grounded and settled, and immoveable from the hope of the gospel which you have heard, which is preached in all the creation that is under heaven: whereof I Paul am made a minister. . . .

Context
Dedication to Theophilus
1Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a narration of the things that have been accomplished among us, 2According as they have delivered them unto us, who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word: 3It seemed good to me also, having diligently attained to all things from the beginning, to write to thee in order, most excellent Theophilus,…
Cross References
Mark 4:14
He that soweth, soweth the word.

Mark 16:20
But they going forth preached every where: the Lord working withal, and confirming the word with signs that followed.

John 15:27
And you shall give testimony, because you are with me from the beginning.

John 16:4
But these things I have told you, that when the hour shall come, you may remember that I told you of them.

Acts 1:21
Wherefore of these men who have companied with us, all the time that the Lord Jesus came in and went out among us,

Acts 8:4
They therefore that were dispersed went about preaching the word of God.

Acts 14:25
And having spoken the word of the Lord in Perge, they went down into Attalia.

Acts 16:6
And when they had passed through Phrygia and the country of Galatia, they were forbidden by the Holy Ghost to preach the word in Asia.

Acts 17:11
Now these were more noble than those in Thessalonica, who received the word with all eagerness, daily searching the scriptures, whether these things were so.

Acts 26:16
But rise up and stand upon thy feet: for to this end have I appeared to thee, that I may make thee a minister and a witness of those things which thou hast seen and of those things wherein I will appear to thee,

1 Corinthians 4:1
Let a man so account of us as of the ministers of Christ and the dispensers of the mysteries of God.

Hebrews 2:3
How shall we escape if we neglect so great salvation? Which, having begun to be declared by the Lord, was confirmed unto us by them that heard him.

2 Peter 1:16
For we have not by following artificial fables made known to you the power and presence of our Lord Jesus Christ: but we were eyewitnesses of his greatness.

1 John 1:1
That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon and our hands have handled, of the word of life.

Additional Translations
just as they were handed down to us by the initial eyewitnesses and servants of the word.

just as those from the beginning having been eyewitnesses and servants of the word delivered them to us,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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