Hyper-Synopsis Parallel Texts in Matthew, Mark & Luke
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The MUSTARD 109 Matt 13 208 Luke 13 31 Another parable* he put before them, 20 He saying, said therefore, "The kingdom of heaven "What is the kingdom of God like? * And to what shall I compare* it? is like* a grain of mustard seed
It is like a grain of mustard seed which a man took which a man took [and] sowed in his field; [and] <tossed> in his <own> garden; 32 it is the smallest of all seeds, but when it has grown and it grew it is the greatest of shrubs and becomes a tree, ** and became a tree, so that the birds of the air* come and the birds of the air* and make nests in its branches." made nests in its branches."
Thom 20 **
1 The disciples said to Jesus: "Tell us what the kingdom of heaven is like." 30 And he said, 2 He said to them: "<How shall> we compare* the kingdom of God, or what parable shall we use for it? 31 As a grain of mustard seed, "It is like a mustard seed. 3 [It] is the smallest of all seeds.* which, when <it is> sown 4 But when it falls upon the <earth>, upon prepared soil, is the smallest of all the seeds* <upon the> earth; 32 yet when it is sown <it rises up> and becomes the greatest of all shrubs, and puts forth large branches, it produces a large plant so that the birds of the air* can make nests in its shade." and becomes a shelter for the birds of the air.*
Color Code Red Four texts use same wording. 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 <the> Word not in RSV or revised to reflect Greek.
Word in RSV but not Greek text. 109 Sequence in synoptic outlines
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