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  Greek synopsis  


157    The  CHILD is  GREATEST 
 Matt 18  Mark 9  Luke 9
1 At that time  33  And


  the disciples came   they came    
  to Jesus,   <into> Capernaum;    
      and when he was    
      in the house    
      he asked them,    
      "What were you discussing    
      on the way?"    
  saying, 34 But they were silent;    
      for on the way    
      they had discussed


An argument arose
      with one another   among them
          as to which of them
  "Who is greatest   who was greatest.   was the greatest.
  in the kingdom of heaven?"        


And he sat down    
      and called the twelve;    
      and he <says> to them,    
    "If any one would be first,    
      he must be last of all  

 [see Luke 9:48 below]

      and servant of all."    


But when Jesus perceived
          the thought of their hearts,


And calling to him a child,


And he took a child,   he took a child,
  he put him   and put him   and put him
  in the midst of them,   in the midst of them;   by his side,
      and taking him    
      in his arms,    


and said,   he said to them,


and said to them,
  "Truly, I say to you,        
  unless you turn     [see Mark 10:15 below]    [see Luke 18:17 below]
  and become like children,        
  you will never enter        
  the kingdom of heaven.        


Whoever humbles himself        
  like this child        
  he is the greatest        
  in the kingdom of heaven."        


"Whoever receives


"Whoever receives   "Whoever receives
  one such child   one such child   this child
  in my name   in my name   in my name
  receives me;"   receives me;   receives me;
      and whoever receives me,   and whoever receives me,
      receives not me   receives
      but him who sent me."   him who sent me;

[see Mark 9:35 above]  

for he who is least
          among you all
          is the one who is great."

Color Code
 Blue  Three texts use same vocabulary.
 Teal  Two texts use same vocabulary.
 Black   Words unique to a particular text.
   No parallel elements in this gospel.
 <says>  RSV wording revised to reflect Greek.
 157   Sequence in synoptic outlines
 prior in Matt   prior in Mark & Luke   context    next in Matt   next in Mark & Luke 

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