Luke 1:2
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New International Version
just as they were handed down to us by those who from the first were eyewitnesses and servants of the word.

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

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
as they did deliver to us, who from the beginning became eye-witnesses, and officers of the Word, --

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eye-witnesses - Probably this alludes to the Gospels of Matthew and Mark, which it is likely were written before St. Luke wrote his, and on the models of which he professes to write his own; and απ' αρχης, from the beginning, must mean, from the time that Christ first began to proclaim the glad tidings of the kingdom; and αυτοπται, eye-witnesses, must necessarily signify, those who had been with him from the beginning, and consequently had the best opportunities of knowing the truth of every fact.

Ministers of the word - Του λογου. Some suppose that our blessed Lord is meant by this phrase; as ὁ Λογος, the Word or Logos, is his essential character in John 1:1, etc.; but it does not appear that any of the inspired penmen ever use the word in this sense except John himself; for here it certainly means the doctrine of Christ; and in this sense λογος is frequently used both by the evangelists and apostles.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


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...


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...

July 19 Morning
He that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name.--LUKE 1:49. Who is like unto thee, O Lord, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?--Among the gods there is none like unto thee, O Lord; neither are there any works like unto thy works.--Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy.--Hallowed be thy name. Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he hath visited and redeemed his people. Who is this
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

March 24 Morning
Abraham believed in the Lord; and he counted it to him for righteousness.--GEN. 15:6. He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; and being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform. And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness. Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him: but for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

Jesus Born the Son of God.
(Christmas Sermon.) "Glory to God in" the Highest, on earth peace; goodwill towards men. Amen." TEXT: LUKE i. 31, 32. "Behold, . . . thou shalt bring forth a Son, and shalt call his name Jesus. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Most High." THESE were the words of promise spoken by the angel to Mary, that Ho whom she should bear should be called the Son of the Highest; and as this promise is after wards brought into direct connection with the statement that the power of the Highest
Friedrich Schleiermacher—Selected Sermons of Schleiermacher

The Key-Note of a Choice Sonnet
But now, having introduced to you her magnificat, we will dwell upon these words, "My soul doth magnify the Lord," and I do earnestly hope that many of us can adopt the language without being guilty of falsehood: we can as truly say as Mary did, "My soul doth magnify the Lord." If there are any of you present to-night who cannot say it, get to your chambers, fall upon your knees, and cry to the Lord to help you to do so; for as long as a man cannot magnify God he is not fit for heaven, where the
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 26: 1880

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

Mark 16:20
Then the disciples went out and preached everywhere, and the Lord worked with them and confirmed his word by the signs that accompanied it.

John 15:27
And you also must testify, for you have been with me from the beginning.

John 16:4
I have told you this, so that when their time comes you will remember that I warned you about them. I did not tell you this from the beginning because I was with you,

Acts 1:21
Therefore it is necessary to choose one of the men who have been with us the whole time the Lord Jesus was living among us,

Acts 8:4
Those who had been scattered preached the word wherever they went.

Acts 14:25
and when they had preached the word in Perga, they went down to Attalia.

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