Monday, March 18, 2019

Luke 1:1

Luke 1:1

Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us,

a. ASV: Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to draw up a narrative concerning those matters which have been fulfilled among us,
b. YLT: Seeing that many did take in hand to set in order a narration of the matters that have been fully assured among us,
d. Amplified Bible Classic: Since as is well known] many have undertaken to put in order and draw up a [thorough] narrative of the surely established deeds which have been accomplished and fulfilled in and among us,
1. “Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration…”

a. Forasmuch [Strong: 1895 epeidḗper, ep-i-day'-per; from G1894 and G4007; since indeed (of cause):—forasmuch.]
b. [as] many [Strong: 4183 polýs, pol-oos'; including the forms from the alternate πολλός pollós; (singular) much (in any respect) or (plural) many; neuter (singular) as adverbial, largely; neuter (plural) as adverb or noun often, mostly, largely:—abundant, +altogether, common, + far (passed, spent), (+ be of a) great (age, deal, -ly, while), long, many, much, oft(-en (-times)), plenteous, sore, straitly.
c. [have] taken in hand [Strong: epicheiréō, ep-ee-khi-reh'-o; from G1909 and G5495; to put the hand upon, i.e. undertake:—go about, take in hand (upon).]
d. [to] set forth in order [Strong: 392  anatássomai, an-at-as'-som-ahee; from G303 and the middle voice of G5021; to arrange:—set in order.]
e. [a] declaration [Strong: 1335 diḗgesis, dee-ayg'-es-is; from G1334; a recital:—declaration.]
2.  “...of those things which are most surely believed among us,”

a. of [Strong: 4012 perí, per-ee'; from the base of G4008; properly, through (all over), i.e. around; figuratively with respect to; used in various applications, of place, cause or time (with the genitive case denoting the subject or occasion or superlative point; with the accusative case the locality, circuit, matter, circumstance or general period):—(there-)about, above, against, at, on behalf of, × and his company, which concern, (as) concerning, for, × how it will go with, ((there-, where-)) of, on, over, pertaining (to), for sake, × (e-)state, (as) touching, (where-)by (in), with. In comparative, it retains substantially the same meaning of circuit (around), excess (beyond), or completeness (through).]
b. [those] things [Strong: 4229 prâgma, prag'-mah; from G4238; a deed; by implication, an affair; by extension, an object (material):—business, matter, thing, work.]
c. [which are] most surely believed  [Strong: 4135 plērophoréō, play-rof-or-eh'-o; from G4134 and G5409; to carry out fully (in evidence), i.e. completely assure (or convince), entirely accomplish:—most surely believe, fully know (persuade), make full proof of.]
d. among [Strong: 1722 en, en; a primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), i.e. a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); "in," at, (up-)on, by, etc.:—about, after, against, + almost, × altogether, among, × as, at, before, between, (here-)by (+ all means), for (… sake of), + give self wholly to, (here-)in(-to, -wardly), × mightily, (because) of, (up-)on, (open-)ly, × outwardly, one, × quickly, × shortly, (speedi-)ly, × that, × there(-in, -on), through(-out), (un-)to(-ward), under, when, where(-with), while, with(-in). Often used in compounds, with substantially the same import; rarely with verbs of motion, and then not to indicate direction, except (elliptically) by a separate (and different) preposition.]
e. us [Strong: 2254 hēmîn, hay-meen'; dative case plural of G1473; to (or for, with, by) us:—our, (for) us, we.]

1). Luke is probably referring to the gospels of Matthew and Mark.

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