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Matt 16 Mark 8 Luke 9
13 Now when Jesus came  27  And Jesus went on  18  Now it happened that
          as he was praying alone
      with his disciples,   the disciples were with him;
  into the district   to the villages    
  of Caesarea Philippi,   of Caesarea Philippi;    
      and on the way   and
  he asked his disciples,   he asked his disciples,   he asked them,
  "Who do men say   "Who do men say   "Who do the people say
  that the Son of man is?"   that I am?"   that I am?"
14 And they said, 28 And they told him, 19 And they answered,
  "Some say        
  John the Baptist,   "John the Baptist;   "John the Baptist;
  others say   and others say,   but others say,
  Elijah,   Elijah;   Elijah;
  and others   and others   and others,
  or one of the prophets."   one of the prophets."   that one of the old prophets
          has risen."
15 He said to them, 29 And he asked them, 20 And he said to them,
  "But who do you say   "But who do you say   "But who do you say
  that I am?"   that I am?"   that I am?"
16 <Replying> Simon Peter   <Replying> Peter    <Replying> Peter
  <said>,   <says> to him,   <said>,
  "You are the Christ."   "You are the Christ."   "The Christ
  the Son of the living God."       of God."
  [* see Matt 16:20 below]   30 And he charged* 21 But he charged*
      them   and commanded them
      to tell no one about him.   to tell this to no one,

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.
*  Same wording, different order.
 <says>  Word in RSV revised to reflect Greek.
 144   Sequence in synoptic outlines
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