1:1Since many have desired to have in writing the story of those works with which we are familiar,
1:2According to what was handed down to us by those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of that very word,
1:3And since these were seen by me also because I was near and considered them all very carefully; I will therefore write to you everything in its order, most honorable Theophilus,
1:4So that you may know the truth of the words by which you were made a convert.
1:6They were both righteous before God, and walked in all his commandments, and in the righteousness of the Lord without blame.
1:9According to the custom of the priesthood, his turn came to burn incense; so he entered the temple of the Lord.
1:10And all the congregation of the people prayed outside, at the time of incense.