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Luke 1:2 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— even as they delivered them unto us, who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word,
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word;
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— just as they were handed down to us by those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and servants of the word,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Even as they delivered them to us, who from the beginning were eye-witnesses, and ministers of the word;
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— as those who from the beginning were eye-witnesses of and attendants on the Word have delivered them to us,
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— according as they who from the beginning became eye-witnesses and attendants of the Word delivered them unto us,
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— as they did deliver to us, who from the beginning became eye-witnesses, and officers of the Word,—
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— According as they have delivered them unto us, who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word:
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Euen as they deliuered them vnto vs, which from the beginning were eye-witnesses, & ministers of the word:
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— according to that which they have delivered to us, (they) who from the first were eye-witnesses and ministers of his doctrine;
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— as they delivered them to us, who from the first were eye-witnesses and ministers of the word;

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Even y2531
[2531] Standard
καθώς
kathos
{kath-oce'}
From G2596 and G5613; just (or inasmuch) as, that.
as x2531
(2531) Complement
καθώς
kathos
{kath-oce'}
From G2596 and G5613; just (or inasmuch) as, that.
they delivered 3860
{3860} Prime
παραδίδωμι
paradidomi
{par-ad-id'-o-mee}
From G3844 and G1325; to surrender, that is, yield up, intrust, transmit.
z5627
<5627> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2138 plus 1 in a variant reading in a footnote
them unto us, 2254
{2254} Prime
ἡμῖν
hemin
{hay-meen'}
Dative plural of G1473; to (or for, with, by) us.
which y3588
[3588] Standard

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
from y575
[0575] Standard
ἀπό
apo
{ap-o'}
A primary particle; 'off', that is, away (from something near), in various senses (of place, time, or relation; literally or figuratively).
the beginning y746
[0746] Standard
ἀρχή
arche
{ar-khay'}
From G0756; (properly abstract) a commencement, or (concrete) chief (in various applications of order, time, place or rank).
were 1096
{1096} Prime
γίνομαι
ginomai
{ghin'-om-ahee}
A prolonged and middle form of a primary verb; to cause to be ('gen' -erate), that is, (reflexively) to become (come into being), used with great latitude (literally, figuratively, intensively, etc.).
z5637
<5637> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Middle Deponent (See G5788)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 137
x575
(0575) Complement
ἀπό
apo
{ap-o'}
A primary particle; 'off', that is, away (from something near), in various senses (of place, time, or relation; literally or figuratively).
x746
(0746) Complement
ἀρχή
arche
{ar-khay'}
From G0756; (properly abstract) a commencement, or (concrete) chief (in various applications of order, time, place or rank).
eyewitnesses, 845
{0845} Prime
αὐτόπτης
autoptes
{ow-top'-tace}
From G0846 and G3700; self seeing, that is, an eye witness.
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
ministers 5257
{5257} Prime
ὑπηρέτης
huperetes
{hoop-ay-ret'-ace}
From G5259 and a derivative of ἐρέσσω [[eresso]] (to row); an under oarsman, that is, (genitive case) subordinate (assistant, sexton, constable).
of the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
word; 3056
{3056} Prime
λόγος
logos
{log'-os}
From G3004; something said (including the thought); by implication a topic (subject of discourse), also reasoning (the mental faculty) or motive; by extension a computation; specifically (with the article in John) the Divine Expression (that is, Christ).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Luke 1:2

_ _ from the beginning — that is, of His public ministry, as is plain from what follows.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Luke 1:1-4.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

See commentary on Luke 1:1-2.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Luke 1:2

(b) Even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word;

(b) Luke was not any eye witness, 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.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
which:

Luke 24:48 And ye are witnesses of these things.
Mark 1:1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God;
John 15:27 And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning.
Acts 1:3 To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God:
Acts 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
Acts 1:21-22 Wherefore of these men which have companied with us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, ... Beginning from the baptism of John, unto that same day that he was taken up from us, must one be ordained to be a witness with us of his resurrection.
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: ... Not to all the people, but unto witnesses chosen before of God, [even] to us, who did eat and drink with him after he rose from the dead.
Hebrews 2:3 How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard [him];
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, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed:
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 upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; ... That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship [is] with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.

and:

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;
Romans 15:16 That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Ghost.
Ephesians 3:7-8 Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power. ... Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ;
Ephesians 4:11-12 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; ... For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
Colossians 1:23-25 If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and [be] not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, [and] which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister; ... Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God;
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Mk 1:1. Lk 24:48. Jn 15:27. Ac 1:3, 8, 21; 4:20; 10:39; 26:16. Ro 15:16. Ep 3:7; 4:11. Col 1:23. He 2:3. 1P 5:1. 1Jn 1:1.

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