it has seemed good to me also, accurately acquainted from the origin with all things, to write to thee with method, most excellent Theophilus,
I composed the first discourse, O Theophilus, concerning all things which Jesus began both to do and to teach,
But Paul said, I am not mad, most excellent Festus, but utter words of truth and soberness;
Claudius Lysias to the most excellent governor Felix, greeting.
we receive it always and everywhere, most excellent Felix, with all thankfulness.
These things hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest that I was altogether as thyself: but I will reprove thee, and set them in order before thine eyes.
And moreover, because the Preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge; and he pondered, and sought out, and set in order many proverbs.
Forasmuch as many have undertaken to draw up a relation concerning the matters fully believed among us,
it seemed good to us, having arrived at a common judgment, to send chosen men to you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul,
For it has seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things:
But she is happier if she so remain, according to my judgment; but I think that I also have God's Spirit.
Now concerning the brother Apollos, I begged him much that he would go to you with the brethren; but it was not at all his will to go now; but he will come when he shall have good opportunity.
Thou, O Jehovah my God, hast multiplied thy marvellous works, and thy thoughts toward us: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee; would I declare and speak them, they are more than can be numbered.