New International Version
In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach
King James Bible
The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach,
Darby Bible Translation
I composed the first discourse, O Theophilus, concerning all things which Jesus began both to do and to teach,
World English Bible
The first book I wrote, Theophilus, concerned all that Jesus began both to do and to teach,
Young's Literal Translation
The former account, indeed, I made concerning all things, O Theophilus, that Jesus began both to do and to teach,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The former treatise - The Gospel according to Luke, which is here most evidently intended.
O Theophilus - See the note on Luke 1:3.
To do and teach - These two words comprise his miracles and sermons. This introduction seems to intimate that, as he had already in his Gospel given an account of the life and actions of our Lord, so in this second treatise he was about to give an account of the lives and acts of some of the chief apostles, such as Peter and Paul.
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With this in mind, since I myself have carefully investigated everything from the beginning, I too decided to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus,
Now Jesus himself was about thirty years old when he began his ministry. He was the son, so it was thought, of Joseph, the son of Heli,
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