Hyper-Synopsis     Parallel Texts in Matthew, Mark & Luke 

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  Greek synopsis  


Matt 3   Mark 1  Luke 3
         15  As the people were 
          in expectation,
          and all men questioned
          in their hearts 
          concerning John,
          whether perhaps 
          he were the Christ,
     7  And he preached, saying,   John answered them all,
11 "I baptize you with water*      16 "I baptize you with water;*
  for repentance,        
  but he who is coming after me*   <"He who is mightier   but he who is mightier
  is mightier than I,   than I comes after me,>*   than I <comes,>
  whose sandals   the thong of whose sandals   the thong of whose sandals
  I am not worthy    I am not worthy   I am not worthy 
  to carry;   to stoop down and untie.   to untie;
    8 I have baptized you with water;*    
  he will baptize you    but he will baptize you   he will baptize you
  with [the] Holy Spirit   with [the] Holy Spirit."   with [the] Holy Spirit 
  and with fire.       and with fire.
12 His winnowing fork is       17  His winnowing fork is 
  in his hand,       in his hand,
  and he will         
  clear his threshing floor       to clear his threshing floor,
  and gather his* wheat       and to gather the wheat
  into the granary,       into his* granary,
  but the chaff he will burn        but the chaff he will burn
  with unquenchable fire."       with unquenchable fire."

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.


 RSV wording; not in Greek text.
 <all>  RSV wording altered to reflect Greek
*  Same wording, different order
16  Sequence in synoptic outlines
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