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160 Matt 18 160 Mark 9 231 Luke 17


And he said
          to his disciples,

[see Matt 18:7 below]  



  "Temptations [to sin]
          are sure to come;*
          but woe to* [him]
          by whom they come!*
6 "But whoever causes*


"Whoever causes*  

 [see Luke 17:2 below]

  one of these little ones*   one of these little ones*    
  who believe in me   who believe in me    
  to sin,*   to sin,*    
  it would be better   it would be better


It would be better
  for him   for him   for him
  to have a great millstone   if a great millstone   if a millstone 
  fastened      were hung    were hung
  round his neck   round his neck   round his neck
  and to be drowned   and he were thrown   and he were cast
  in the depths of the sea.   into the sea.   into the sea,

[see Matt 18:6 above]  


[see Mark 9:42 above]

  than that he should cause*
          one of these little ones*
          to sin."*


Woe to the world        
  for temptations to sin!      


  For it is necessary      

[see Luke 17:1 above]

  that temptations come,*        
  but woe to* the man        
  by whom the temptation comes!*        

Color Code
 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
[him]  RSV word not in Greek.
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