The Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ, According to Luke

Luke: Preface 5 Zacharias and Elizabeth. 15 What an one John should be. 20 Zacharias stricken dumb, for his incredulity. 26 The Angel saluteth Mary, and foretelleth Christ’s nativity. 39 Mary visited Elizabeth. 46 Mary’s song. 68 The song of Zacharias, showing that the promised Christ is come. 76 The office of John.

Forasmuch as [a]many have [b]taken in hand to set forth the story of those things, whereof we are fully persuaded,

[c]As they have delivered them unto us, which from the beginning saw them themselves, and were ministers of the word,

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  1. Luke 1:1 Luke commendeth the witnesses that saw this history.
  2. Luke 1:1 Many took it in hand, but did not perform: Luke wrote his Gospel before Matthew and Mark.
  3. Luke 1:2 Luke was not an eyewitness, and therefore it was not he to whom the Lord appeared when Cleopas saw him: and he was taught not only by Paul, but by others of the Apostles also.

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