Luke 1:2
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New Living Translation
They used the eyewitness reports circulating among us from the early disciples.

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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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

1:1-2 This short, weighty, artless, candid dedication, belongs to the Acts, as well as the Gospel of St. Luke. Many have undertaken - He does not mean St. Matthew or Mark; and St. John did not write so early. For these were eye witnesses themselves and ministers of the word.

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Elijah Come Again
'There was, in the days of Herod the king of Judea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia: and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth. 6. And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless. 7. And they had no child, because that Elisabeth was barren; and they both were now well stricken in years. 8. And it came to pass, that, while he executed the priest's office before God in the order of his
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions Of Holy Scripture

Zacharias's Hymn
'And his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Ghost, and prophesied, saying, 68. Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for He hath visited and redeemed His people, 69. And hath raised up an horn of salvation for us in the house of His servant David; 70. As He spake by the mouth of His holy prophets, which have been since the world began; 71. That we should be saved from our enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us; 72. To perform the mercy promised to our fathers, and to remember His holy
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions Of Holy Scripture

The Dayspring from on High
'The day-spring from on high hath visited us, 79. To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.'--LUKE i. 78, 79. As the dawn is ushered in by the notes of birds, so the rising of the Sun of Righteousness was heralded by song, Mary and Zacharias brought their praises and welcome to the unborn Christ, the angels hovered with heavenly music over His cradle, and Simeon took the child in his arms and blessed it. The human members of this
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions Of Holy Scripture

Fourteenth Day. The Holy one of God.
Therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.'--Luke i. 35. 'We have believed and know that Thou art the Holy One of God.'--John vi. 69. 'The holy one of the Lord'--only once (Ps. cvi. 16) the expression is found in the Old Testament. It is spoken of Aaron, in whom holiness, as far as it could then be revealed, had found its most complete embodiment. The title waited for its fulfilment in Him who alone, in His own person, could perfectly show forth
Andrew Murray—Holy in Christ

Cross References
Mark 4:14
The farmer plants seed by taking God's word to others.

Mark 16:20
And the disciples went everywhere and preached, and the Lord worked through them, confirming what they said by many miraculous signs.

John 15:27
And you must also testify about me because you have been with me from the beginning of my ministry.

John 16:4
Yes, I'm telling you these things now, so that when they happen, you will remember my warning. I didn't tell you earlier because I was going to be with you for a while longer.

Acts 1:21
"So now we must choose a replacement for Judas from among the men who were with us the entire time we were traveling with the Lord Jesus--

Acts 8:4
But the believers who were scattered preached the Good News about Jesus wherever they went.

Acts 14:25
They preached the word in Perga, then went down to Attalia.

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