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,
2. Even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were
eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word; 3. It seemed good to me
also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very
first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus, 4.