Hyper-Synopsis     Parallel Texts in Matthew, Mark & Luke 

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  Greek synopsis  


  Matt 14   Mark 6 Luke 9
     30  The apostles returned,  10  On their return
      to Jesus   the apostles
      and told him   told him
      all that they had done   what they had done.
      and taught.    
    31 And he said to them,    
      "Come away by yourselves    
      to a lonely place,    
      and rest a while."    
      For many were coming    
      and going,    
      and they had no leisure    
      even to eat.    
13 Now when Jesus heard this,        
  he withdrew* from there 32 And they went away   And he took them
  in a boat   in the boat    
  to a lonely place apart.   to a lonely place <apart>.   and withdrew apart
          to a city called Bethsaida.
  But when the crowds heard it, 33 Now many saw them going, 11 When the crowds learned it,
      and knew them,    
  they followed him on foot   and they ran there on foot   they followed him;
  from the towns.   from all the towns,    
      and got there ahead of them.    
14 As he went ashore 34 As he went ashore    
  he saw a great throng;   he saw a great throng,    
  and he had compassion   and he had compassion   and he welcomed
  on them,   on them,   them
  [see Matt 9:36 above]     because they were like sheep    
      without a shepherd;    
      and he began to teach them   and spoke to them
      many things.   of the kingdom of God,
  and healed their sick.       and cured those
          who had need of healing.

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.
 <apart>  RSV wording revised to reflect Greek.
 131   Sequence in synoptic outlines
 prior in Matt & Mark   prior in Luke    context    next in Matt & Luke    next in Mark  

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