I have given an earlier account, O Theophilus, of all the things which Jesus did, and of his teaching from the first,
It seemed good to me, having made observation, with great care, of the direction of events in their order, to put the facts in writing for you, most noble Theophilus;
And he said to them, What things? And they said, The things to do with Jesus of Nazareth, who was a prophet, great in his acts and his words, before God and all the people:
And Jesus went about in all Galilee, teaching in their Synagogues and preaching the good news of the kingdom, and making well those who were ill with any disease among the people.
The blind see; those who were not able to, are walking; lepers are made clean; those who were without hearing, now have their ears open; the dead come to life again, and the poor have the good news given to them.
At that time, he made a number of people free from their diseases and their pains, and from evil spirits; and to others who were blind he gave back the use of their eyes.
Jesus said to them in answer, I have let you see a number of good works from the Father; for which of those works are you stoning me?
Then the high priest put questions to Jesus about his disciples and his teaching.
Men of Israel, give ear to these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man who had the approval of God, as was made clear to you by the great works and signs and wonders which God did by him among you, as you yourselves have knowledge,
This is God's purpose for you: because Jesus himself underwent punishment for you, giving you an example, so that you might go in his footsteps:
After that time, Elisabeth, being certain that she was to become a mother, kept herself from men's eyes for five months, saying,
And Jesus at this time was about thirty years old, being the son (as it seemed) of Joseph, the son of Heli,