Hyper-Synopsis     Parallel Texts in Matthew, Mark & Luke 

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  Greek synopsis  


   The  LOST SHEEP  
163 Matt 18    Mark   221 Luke 15 Thom 107**
12 "What do you think?    3  So he told them this parable:  1  Jesus said:
            "The kingdom is like
  If a man  


"What man of you,    a shepherd
  has a hundred sheep,     having a hundred sheep,   who had a hundred sheep.
  and one of them      if he has lost one of them,


One of them,
            the largest,
  has gone astray,         went astray.
  does he not leave     does not leave   He left
  the ninety-nine     the ninety-nine   the ninety-nine
  on the mountains     in the wilderness,    
  and go in search of     and go after   and looked for
  the one that went astray?     the one which is lost   the one
        until he finds it?   until he found it.


And if he finds it,  


And when he has found it,


After he had toiled 
  truly, I say to you,     he lays it on his shoulders,   he said to the sheep,
  he rejoices over it more     rejoicing.   "I love you more
  than over the ninety-nine         than the ninety-nine."
  that never went astray.          


And when he comes home,    
        he calls together his friends    
        and neighbors,     
        saying to them,    
        'Rejoice with me,    
        for I have found my sheep    
        which was lost.'    


So it is not the will  


Just so, I tell you,    
  of my Father     there will be more joy    
  who is in heaven     in heaven    
  that one of these little ones     over one sinner    
        who repents    
  that one      than over ninety-nine    
  of these little ones     righteous persons    
  should perish.     who need no repentance."    


**Note: In the gospel of Thomas this appears as an independent parable.

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 Blue  Three texts use same vocabulary.
 Teal  Two texts use same vocabulary.
 Black   Words unique to a particular text.
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  prior in Matt     prior in Luke     context in Matt     context in Luke     next in Matt     next in Luke  

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