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Matt 21  Mark 11 Luke 19 John 2




The Passover of the Jews
              was at hand,
    15 And they <come>       and Jesus went up
      to Jerusalem.       to Jerusalem.
12 And Jesus entered   And <entering> 45 And <entering>     
** the temple [of God]   the temple   the temple


In the temple he found
              those who were selling
              oxen and sheep
              and pigeons, 
              and the money-changers
              at their business.
            15 And making a whip
              of cords,
  and drove out   <he> began to drive out   <he> began to drive out   he drove
  all who sold   those who sold   those who sold   them all,
              with the sheep and oxen,
  and bought   and those who bought        
  in the temple,   in the temple,       out of the temple;
              and he poured out
              the coins
              of the money-changers*
  and he overturned   and he overturned       and overturned
  the tables   the tables       their tables.
  of the money-changers*     of the money-changers*        
  and the seats of those   and the seats of those     


And he told those
  who sold pigeons.     who sold pigeons;             who sold the pigeons,
              "Take these things away;
              you shall not make




and he would not allow


      any one to carry anything        
      through the temple.        


And he taught,         


He <says> to them,   and said to them,


saying to them,    
  "It is written,   "Is it not written,   "It is written,    
  `My house shall be called   `My house shall be called   `My house shall be   my Father's house
  a house of prayer';   a house of prayer   a house of prayer';   a house
      for all the nations'?        
  but you make it   But you have made it   but you made it    
  a den of robbers."   a den of robbers."     a den of robbers."     of trade."








His disciples remembered
              that it was written,
              "Zeal for thy house
              will consume me."


**Note: The critical text presented here follows Codices Sinaiticus & Vaticanus in reading simply
"the temple" in Matt 21:12 (like Mark & Luke). The RSV follows Codex Bezae Cantabrigiensis & the majority of later mss. in adding "of God." That reading is suspect, however, since Matthew generally uses circumlocutions for the divine name (except in a few places where Mark also uses "God").    


Color Code


 Four texts use same vocabulary.
 Blue  Three texts use same vocabulary.
 Teal  Two texts use same vocabulary.
 Black  Words unique to a particular text.
   No parallel text in this gospel.
*  Same wording, different order.
 <says>  RSV wording revised to reflect Greek.
 [God]  Word in RSV but not Greek text.
 260  Sequence in synoptic outlines
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