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Matt 27 Mark 15 Luke 23
45 <And> 33 <Now> 44 <Now> it was <already>
  from the sixth hour    when the sixth hour had come,   about the sixth hour,
  there was darkness   there was darkness   and there was darkness
  over all the land   over the whole land   over the whole land  
  until the ninth hour.   until the ninth hour.   until the ninth hour,
        45 while the sun's light failed;

[see Matt 27:51 below]


[see Mark 15:38 below]

and the curtain of the temple
          was torn in two.
46 And about the ninth hour 34 And at the ninth hour    
   Jesus cried with a loud voice,   Jesus cried with a loud voice,    
  "Eli, Eli,   "E'lo-i, E'lo-i,     
  la'ma sabach-tha'ni?"   la'ma sabach-tha'ni?"    
  that is,   which means,    
  "My God, my God,   "My God, my God,    
  why hast thou forsaken me?"   why hast thou forsaken me?"    
47 And some of the bystanders 35 And some of the bystanders    
  hearing it said,   hearing it said,    
  "This man is calling Eli'jah."   "Behold, he is calling Eli'jah."    
48 And one of them 36 And one    
  at once ran   ran and,    
  and took a sponge,   filling a sponge    
  filled it with vinegar,   full of vinegar,   [see Luke 23:36]
  and put it on a reed,   put it on a reed    
  and gave it to him to drink.   and gave it to him to drink,    
49 But the others said,   saying,    
  "Wait, let us see   "Wait, let us see    
  whether Eli'jah will come   whether Eli'jah will come    
  to save him."   to take him down."    
50 And Jesus cried again 37 And Jesus uttered 46 Then Jesus, crying
  with a loud voice   a loud cry,   with a loud voice,
          said, "Father, into thy hands
          I commit my spirit!"*
          And having said this
  and yielded up his spirit.*   and breathed his last.   he breathed his last.
51 And behold, 38 And    
  the curtain of the temple   the curtain of the temple   [see Luke 23:44 above]
  was torn in two,   was torn in two,    
  from top to bottom;   from top to bottom.    
  and the earth shook,        
  and the rocks were split;        
52 the tombs also were opened,        
  and many bodies of the saints        
  who had fallen asleep were raised,        
53 and coming out of the tombs        
  after his resurrection        
  they went into the holy city        
  and appeared to many.        


Color Code
 Blue  Three texts use same vocabulary.
 Teal  Two texts use same vocabulary.
 Black   Words unique to a particular text.
   No parallel element in this gospel.
*  Same wording, different order.
 <and>  RSV wording revised to reflect Greek.
371  Sequence in synoptic outlines
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