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Luke by Richard Frances Weymouth
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Richard Francis Weymouth was born on October 26, 1822 near Plymouth Dock, now known as Devonport, near Plymouth, Devonshire, in England. Dr. Weymouth was a Bible scholar and a philologist (a student of the origins of language), as well as a layman, in the English Baptist denomination. He edited “The Resultant Greek Text”, after which he based his “New Testament in Modern Speech”, which was published posthumously in 1903. He passed away on December 27, 1902 in Essex. His work is known for its simpler language and use in private reading.

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Book 42 Luke 001:001 Seeing that many have attempted to draw up a narrative of the facts which are received with full assurance among us 001:002 on the authority of those who were from the beginning eye witnesses and were devoted to the service of the divine Message, 001:003 it has seemed right to me also, after careful investigation of the facts from their commencement, to write for you, most noble Theophilus, a connected account, 001:004 that you may fully know the truth of the things which you have been taught by word of mouth. 001:005 There was in the time of Herod, the king of Judaea, a priest of the name of Zechariah, belonging to the class of Abijah. He had a wife who was a descendant of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth. 001:006 They were both of them upright before God, blamelessly obeying all the Lord's precepts and ordinances. 001:007 But they had no child, because Elizabeth was barren; and both of them were far advanced in life. 001:008 Now while he was doing priestly duty before God in the prescribed course of his class, 001:009 it fell to his lot according to the custom of the priesthood to go into the Sanctuary of the Lord and burn the incense; 001:010 and the whole multitude of the people were outside praying, at the hour of incense... Continue reading book >>

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