Hyper-Synopsis     Parallel Texts in Matthew, Mark & Luke 

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  Greek synopsis  


 39  Matt 8   Mark   171 Luke 9 Thom 86
18 Now when Jesus saw           
  great crowds around him,          
  he gave orders          
  to go over to the other side.   57 As they were going    
        along the road,    
19 And a scribe came up          
  and said to him,     a man said to him,    
  "Teacher, I will follow you     "I will follow you    
  wherever you go."     wherever you go."    
20 And Jesus said to him,   58 And Jesus said to him,  1  Jesus said:
  "Foxes have holes,     "Foxes have holes,   "{Foxes have} holes,
  and birds of the air     and birds of the air   and birds
  have nests;     have nests;   have their nests;
  but the Son of man     but the Son of man   but the Son of man
  has nowhere      has nowhere    has nowhere 
  to lay his head."     to lay his head."   to lay his head
            and rest."
      59 To another he said,    
        "Follow me."*    
21 Another of the disciples          
  said to him,     But he said,    
  "Lord, let me first go     "Lord, let me first go    
  and bury my father."     and bury my father."    
22 But Jesus said to him,   60 But he said to him,    
  "Follow me,*          
  and leave the dead     "Leave the dead    
  to bury their own dead."     to bury their own dead;    
        but as for you,.    
        and proclaim    
        the kingdom of God."    
      61 Another said,    
        "I will follow you, Lord;    
        but let me first say farewell    
        to those at my home."    
      62 Jesus said to him,    
        "No one    
        who puts his hand to the plow    
        and looks back    
        is fit for the kingdom of God."    

** For interpretation of the first aphorism in this pericope click here.

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
*  Same wording, different order.
{foxes}  Text damaged; probable wording.
 39   Sequence in synoptic outlines
  prior in Matt     prior in Luke     context in Matt     context in Luke     next in Matt     next in Luke  

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