Luke 1:3
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English Standard Version
it seemed good to me also, having followed all things closely for some time past, to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus,

King James Bible
It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus,

American Standard Version
it seemed good to me also, having traced the course of all things accurately from the first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus;

Douay-Rheims Bible
It seemed good to me also, having diligently attained to all things from the beginning, to write to thee in order, most excellent Theophilus,

English Revised Version
it seemed good to me also, having traced the course of all things accurately from the first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus;

Webster's Bible Translation
It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write to thee in order, most excellent Theophilus,

Weymouth New Testament
it has seemed right to me also, after careful investigation of the facts from their commencement, to write for you, most noble Theophilus, a connected account,

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Vincent's Word Studies

Having had perfect understanding (παρηκολουθηκότι)

Incorrect. The verb means to follow closely, and hence to trace accurately. See 2 Timothy 3:10, where Rev. reads thou didst follow for thou hast fully known. Rev. renders here having traced the course. The word occurs frequently in medical writings, and sometimes, as here, with ἀκριβῶς, accurately. Tynd., having searched out diligently.

From the very first (ἄνωθεν)

Lit., from above; the events being conceived in a descending series.

Accurately (ἀκριβῶς)

From ἄκρον, the highest or farthest point. Hence to trace down to the last and minutest detail.

In order (καθεξῆς)

Used by Luke only.

Luke 1:3 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

seemed.

Acts 15:19,25,28 Why my sentence is, that we trouble not them, which from among the Gentiles are turned to God...

1 Corinthians 7:40 But she is happier if she so abide, after my judgment: and I think also that I have the Spirit of God.

1 Corinthians 16:12 As touching our brother Apollos, I greatly desired him to come to you with the brothers...

in.

Luke 1:1 For as much as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us,

Psalm 40:5 Many, O LORD my God, are your wonderful works which you have done, and your thoughts which are to us-ward...

Psalm 50:21 These things have you done, and I kept silence; you thought that I was altogether such an one as yourself: but I will reprove you...

Ecclesiastes 12:9 And moreover, because the preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge; yes, he gave good heed, and sought out...

Acts 11:4 But Peter rehearsed the matter from the beginning, and expounded it by order to them, saying,

most.

Acts 1:1 The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach,

Acts 23:26 Claudius Lysias to the most excellent governor Felix sends greeting.

Acts 24:3 We accept it always, and in all places, most noble Felix, with all thankfulness.

Acts 26:25 But he said, I am not mad, most noble Festus; but speak forth the words of truth and soberness.

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Cross References
Proverbs 22:21
to make you know what is right and true, that you may give a true answer to those who sent you?

Acts 1:1
In the first book, O Theophilus, I have dealt with all that Jesus began to do and teach,

Acts 11:4
But Peter began and explained it to them in order:

Acts 18:23
After spending some time there, he departed and went from one place to the next through the region of Galatia and Phrygia, strengthening all the disciples.

Acts 23:26
"Claudius Lysias, to his Excellency the governor Felix, greetings.

Acts 24:3
in every way and everywhere we accept this with all gratitude.

Acts 26:25
But Paul said, "I am not out of my mind, most excellent Festus, but I am speaking true and rational words.

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