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OET (OET-RV) Dear Theophilus, I wrote my first account about all the things that Yeshua began to do and to teach

OET-LVIndeed the first account I_made concerning all things, Oh Theofilos, of_which Yaʸsous/(Yəhōshūˊa) began both to_be_doing and to_be_teaching,

SR-GNTΤὸν μὲν πρῶτον λόγον ἐποιησάμην περὶ πάντων, Θεόφιλε, ὧν ἤρξατο ˚Ἰησοῦς ποιεῖν τε καὶ διδάσκειν, 
   (Ton men prōton logon epoiaʸsamaʸn peri pantōn, ō Theofile, hōn aʸrxato ˚Yaʸsous poiein te kai didaskein,)

Key: yellow:verbs, light-green:nominative/subject, orange:accusative/object, pink:genitive/possessor, magenta:vocative.
Note: Automatic aligning of the OET-RV to the LV is done by some temporary software, hence the OET-RV alignments are incomplete (and may occasionally be wrong).

ULT I made the first account, O Theophilus, about all that Jesus began both to do and to teach,

UST Dear Theophilus,
¶ In the first book that I wrote for you, I told about many of Jesus’ actions and teachings.


BSB § In my first book, O Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach,

BLB In the first account I composed, O Theophilus, concerning all the things that Jesus began both to do and to teach,

AICNT I composed the first account about all things, O Theophilus,[fn] which Jesus began both to do and to teach,


1:1, Theophilus: Related to the word θεοφιλής which means (be)loved by God or loving God (BDAG, θεοφιλής). There are numerous theories among scholars to the identity of Theophilus. These include (1) a Roman official or nobleman, (2) a wealthy patron, (3) a generic title for believers, (4) a new convert (catechumen), (5) a Jewish priest or leader, or (6) a title used for literary purposes (literary device). Each of these theories has varying degrees of acceptance among scholars, and without concrete historical evidence, the true identity of Theophilus remains a matter of interpretation and conjecture.

OEB The first account which I drew up, Theophilus, dealt with all that Jesus did and taught from the very first,

WEB The first book I wrote, Theophilus, concerned all that Jesus began both to do and to teach,

WMB The first book I wrote, Theophilus, concerned all that Yeshua began both to do and to teach,

NET I wrote the former account, Theophilus, about all that Jesus began to do and teach

LSV The former account, indeed, I made concerning all things, O Theophilus, that Jesus began both to do and to teach,

FBV Dear Theophilus,[fn] in my previous book I wrote about all that Jesus did and taught from the beginning


1:1 Meaning “One who loves God,” either a specific person, or more generically. The “previous book” mentioned is the Gospel of Luke.

TCNT The first account I compiled, O Theophilus, was about all that Jesus began to do and teach

T4TDear Theophilus,
¶ In my first book that I wrote for you, I wrote about many of the things that Jesus did and taught

LEB I produced the former account, O Theophilus, about all that[fn] Jesus began to do and to teach,


?:? Literally “of what”

BBE I have given an earlier account, O Theophilus, of all the things which Jesus did, and of his teaching from the first,

MOFNo MOF ACTs book available

ASV The former treatise I made, O Theophilus, concerning all that Jesus began both to do and to teach,

DRA The former treatise I made, O Theophilus, of all things which Jesus began to do and to teach,

YLT The former account, indeed, I made concerning all things, O Theophilus, that Jesus began both to do and to teach,

DBY I composed the first discourse, O Theophilus, concerning all things which Jesus began both to do and to teach,

RV The former treatise I made, O Theophilus, concerning all that Jesus began both to do and to teach,

WBS The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach,

KJB The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach,

BB In ye former treatise O Theophilus, we haue spoke of all that Iesus began to do and teache,
  (In ye/you_all former treatise O Theophilus, we have spoke of all that Yesus/Yeshua began to do and teach,)

GNV I have made the former treatise, O Theophilus, of al that Jesus began to doe and teach,
  (I have made the former treatise, O Theophilus, of all that Yesus began to do and teach, )

CB The first treatise (deare Theophilus) haue I made of all that Iesus beganne to do and to teache,
  (The first treatise (deare Theophilus) have I made of all that Yesus/Yeshua began to do and to teach,)

TNT In the former treatise (Deare frende Theophilus) I have written of all that Iesus beganne to do and teache
  (In the former treatise (Dear friend Theophilus) I have written of all that Yesus/Yeshua began to do and teach )

WYC Theofle, first `Y made a sermoun of alle thingis, that Jhesu bigan to do and to teche,
  (Theofle, first `I made a sermon of all things, that Yhesu began to do and to teach,)

LUT Die erste Rede habe ich zwar getan, lieber Theophilus, von alledem, das JEsus anfing, beides, zu tun und zu lehren,
  (The first Rede have I zwar getan, lieber Theophilus, from alledem, the Yesus anfing, beides, to tun and to lehren,)

CLV Primum quidem sermonem feci de omnibus, o Theophile, quæ cœpit Jesus facere et docere[fn]
  (Primum quidem sermonem feci about omnibus, o Theophile, which cœpit Yesus facere and docere)


1.1 Sermonem feci. Id est, scripsi: quia scribere est operari. Vel hoc ita dicit, quia factis meruit esse scriptor Evangelii. Feci. Totus liber Evangelii unus sermo dicitur, eo quod habeat unum sensum: aut singulare pro plurali. Evangelium est bona annuntiatio, qua annuntiatur requies post laborem, regnum post servitium, vita post mortem. De omnibus. Dictis et factis Christi quæ judicavit officio digna vel idonea suæ dispensationi. Theophile. Theophilus idem est quod Dei amicus, vel Dei amator: et si tu sis amicus Dei, tibi scribitur. Quæ cœpit Jesus facere. A baptismo Joannis quo Jesus baptizatus est, usque in diem quo assumptus est in cœlum: quia de toto illo tempore Lucas sermones texuit, qui in fine Evangelii ita scripsit: Cum benedixisset, recessit ab eis et ferebatur in cœlum. Facere. Bonum doctorem instituit vel instruit, qui faciat quod docet.


1.1 Sermonem feci. Id it_is, scripsi: because scribere it_is operari. Vel hoc ita dicit, because factis meruit esse scriptor Evangelii. Feci. Totus liber Evangelii unus sermo it_is_said, eo that have unum sensum: aut singulare pro plurali. Evangelium it_is good annuntiatio, which annuntiatur requies after laborem, kingdom after servitium, vita after mortem. De omnibus. Dictis and factis Christi which yudicavit officio digna or idonea suæ dispensationi. Theophile. Theophilus idem it_is that God amicus, or God amator: and when/but_if tu sis amicus God, to_you scribitur. Quæ cœpit Yesus facere. A baptismo Yoannis quo Yesus baptizatus it_is, usque in diem quo assumptus it_is in cœlum: because about toto illo tempore Lucas sermones texuit, who in fine Evangelii ita scripsit: Since benedixisset, recessit away eis and ferebatur in cœlum. Facere. Bonum doctorem instituit or instruit, who let_him_do that docet.

UGNT τὸν μὲν πρῶτον λόγον ἐποιησάμην περὶ πάντων, ὦ Θεόφιλε, ὧν ἤρξατο ὁ Ἰησοῦς ποιεῖν τε καὶ διδάσκειν,
  (ton men prōton logon epoiaʸsamaʸn peri pantōn, ō Theofile, hōn aʸrxato ho Yaʸsous poiein te kai didaskein,)

SBL-GNT Τὸν μὲν πρῶτον λόγον ἐποιησάμην περὶ πάντων, ὦ Θεόφιλε, ὧν ἤρξατο ⸀ὁ Ἰησοῦς ποιεῖν τε καὶ διδάσκειν
  (Ton men prōton logon epoiaʸsamaʸn peri pantōn, ō Theofile, hōn aʸrxato ⸀ho Yaʸsous poiein te kai didaskein )

TC-GNT Τὸν μὲν πρῶτον λόγον ἐποιησάμην περὶ πάντων, ὦ Θεόφιλε, ὧν ἤρξατο [fn]ὁ Ἰησοῦς ποιεῖν τε καὶ διδάσκειν,
  (Ton men prōton logon epoiaʸsamaʸn peri pantōn, ō Theofile, hōn aʸrxato ho Yaʸsous poiein te kai didaskein,)


1:1 ο ¦ — WH

Key for above GNTs: red:words differ (from our SR-GNT base).


TSNTyndale Study Notes:

1:1-3 Here Luke summarizes his first book, the Gospel of Luke, which Luke had previously written to Theophilus (Luke 1:3). Theophilus is elsewhere called “most honorable” (Luke 1:3)—the title indicates that he was a person of very high social standing (cp. Acts 23:26; 24:2; 26:25). He was probably a benefactor or patron who assisted Luke with the expenses of publication or distribution of his work (see study note on Luke 1:3).


UTNuW Translation Notes:

Note 1 topic: figures-of-speech / explicit

τὸν μὲν πρῶτον λόγον ἐποιησάμην

the indeed first account ˱I˲_made

Luke assumes that Theophilus will know that by the first account he means the book that has become known as the Gospel of Luke. Since that book was not known by that title at this time, it would not be accurate to put the title in your translation as a name that Luke would have used to describe the book to Theophilus. However, you could explain this in a footnote and use another expression here. Alternate translation: “I wrote in my first volume”

ὦ Θεόφιλε

O Theophilus

Here Luke is identifying and addressing the man for whom he complied this account of the early church. Since this is like the salutation of a letter, in your translation you may wish to follow your culture’s way of identifying and greeting the addressee of a letter. UST models this by saying “Dear Theophilus” and putting the phrase at the beginning of the sentence.

Note 2 topic: translate-names

Θεόφιλε

Theophilus

Theophilus is the name of a man. It means “friend of God.” It may be his actual name, or it may describe what this man was like. Most translations treat it as his name.

Note 3 topic: figures-of-speech / explicitinfo

περὶ πάντων & ὧν ἤρξατο ὁ Ἰησοῦς ποιεῖν τε καὶ διδάσκειν

concerning all_‹things› & ˱of˲_which began (Some words not found in SR-GNT: τὸν μὲν πρῶτον λόγον ἐποιησάμην περὶ πάντων ὦ Θεόφιλε ὧν ἤρξατο Ἰησοῦς ποιεῖν τε καὶ διδάσκειν)

Luke is using the word began to indicate that Jesus had been doing something else (working as a carpenter) but then began to do something new when he started his ministry. In your language, it might not be necessary to translate the word began, since it might seem to convey redundant information that would be not be natural to express. Alternate translation: “all that Jesus both did and taught”

Note 4 topic: figures-of-speech / hyperbole

περὶ πάντων & ὧν ἤρξατο ὁ Ἰησοῦς ποιεῖν τε καὶ διδάσκειν

concerning all_‹things› & ˱of˲_which began (Some words not found in SR-GNT: τὸν μὲν πρῶτον λόγον ἐποιησάμην περὶ πάντων ὦ Θεόφιλε ὧν ἤρξατο Ἰησοῦς ποιεῖν τε καὶ διδάσκειν)

This is a generalization for emphasis. Alternate translation: “about some of the most important things that Jesus did and taught”

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