Luke 1:2
Strong's Lexicon
just as
καθὼς (kathōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 2531: According to the manner in which, in the degree that, just as, as. From kata and hos; just as, that.

they
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

were handed down
παρέδοσαν (paredosan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 3860: From para and didomi; to surrender, i.e yield up, intrust, transmit.

to us
ἡμῖν (hēmin)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

by
ἀπ’ (ap’)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 575: From, away from. A primary particle; 'off, ' i.e. Away, in various senses.

the initial
ἀρχῆς (archēs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 746: From archomai; a commencement, or chief.

eyewitnesses
αὐτόπται (autoptai)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 845: An eye-witness. From autos and optanomai; self-seeing, i.e. An eye-witness.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

servants
ὑπηρέται (hypēretai)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 5257: From hupo and a derivative of eresso; an under-oarsman, i.e. subordinate.

of the
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

word.
λόγου (logou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3056: From lego; something said; by implication, a topic, also reasoning or motive; by extension, a computation; specially, the Divine Expression.

Parallel Strong's
Holman Christian Standard Bible
just as the original eyewitnesses and servants of the word handed them down to us.

New American Standard Bible
just as they were handed down to us by those who from the beginning 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;
Parallel Verses
New International Version
just as they were handed down to us by those who from the first were eyewitnesses and servants of the word.

New Living Translation
They used the eyewitness reports circulating among us from the early disciples.

English Standard Version
just as those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word have delivered them to us,

New American Standard Bible
just as they were handed down to us by those who from the beginning 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;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
just as the original eyewitnesses and servants of the word handed them down to us.

International Standard Version
just as they were passed down to us by those who had been eyewitnesses and servants of the word from the beginning,

NET Bible
like the accounts passed on to us by those who were eyewitnesses and servants of the word from the beginning.

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

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

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






Cross References
Mark 4:14
The sower soweth the word.

Mark 16:20
And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.

John 15:27
And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning.

John 16:4
But these things have I told you, that when the time shall come, ye may remember that I told you of them. And these things I said not unto you at the beginning, because I was with you.

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

Acts 8:4
Therefore they that were scattered abroad went every where preaching the word.

Acts 14:25
And when they had preached the word in Perga, they went down into Attalia:

Acts 16:6
Now when they had gone throughout Phrygia and the region of Galatia, and were forbidden of the Holy Ghost to preach the word in Asia,

Acts 17:11
These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

Acts 26:16
But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee;

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