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The order of the matrix emphasizes differences among the gospels and refers to identical verses merely by the notation of chapter and verse. Where you see a chapter and verse cited without the saying, etc., assume that it is identical to the verse in the left hand column which is mostly Matthew's Gospel.
The Matrix shows how Matthew embellished, as it were, Mark's gospel and Luke followed Matthew and Mark, noting differences in chronology and also correcting Matthew. In Matthew the man with the withered arm, for instance, Luke shows is a man whose right arm is withered. So Luke elaborates where he thought appropriate. I have high-lighted texts which Matthew should have been following in Mark but did not pick up from Mark; likewise do we see details in Luke which he omits though presumably following Matthew and Mark.
In the matrix we also see how Luke remembers two beatitude scenes as to Matthew's remembrance of the Sermon on the Mount (but we see also in Matthew a reminder by Jesus how he had fed the 5,000 and then the 4,000 with fishes and loaves).
Son of Man shall come in the glory of
His Father , with the angels &
reward every man according to his
Some of you here shall not taste death
'till they see the Son of Man coming
in his kingdom
After six days Jesus taketh Peter,
James & John his brother up into
a high mountain
Transfigured-face as sun; raiment
white as snow
Moses & Elias talked with him
Peter asked, Let us build 3 tabernacles-
one to you, one to Elias & one to
Bright cloud overshadowed them, said:
This is my beloved Son in whom I am
well pleased; hear ye him.
Saw no man save Jesus
Tell no man 'till the Son of Man is
risen from the dead
Asked: Must Elias first come?
Elias truly shall first come & restore
Elias is come already & suffered;
likewise shall the Son of
Then the disciples understood he was
talking of John the Baptist
Came to the multitude; cured child of
a devil who falls in fire & water
complained that Jesus' disciples
had failed to heal him
O Faithless generation, How long
shall I be with you?
Asked:Why could we not cast him out?
"Because of your unbelief; ye must
have faith as a grain of mustard seed
...say mountain remove thyself
and it shall be moved
Howbeit this kind goeth out by
(while still in Galilee) he says Son of
Man shall be betrayed & killed &
raised again on the 3rd day..and they
were exceeding sorry
Went to Capernaum and into [Peter's]
Question over tribute money-Peter
told to catch fish which would have a
coin in it; told to give it to the
At the same time the disciples asked
who is greatest in the Kingdom of
Jesus called a little child over to him
and spoke in parables
except ye become as little children
ye shall not see the kingdom..
But whoso shall offend one of these
little ones which believe in me
it were better for him that a
millstone were hanged about his
neck and that he were drowned
in the depth of the sea
Woe unto the world because of
offences!...But woe to that man by
whom offences come!
If your hand or foot offend you cut
If your eye offend you pluck it out
Son of Man came to save the Lost
Parable of the 99 sheep
If thy brother trespass against thee
Whatsoever ye bind on earth shall
be bound in heaven
If two of you agree it shall be done
Where two or three are gathered
in my name there am I
Peter Answered, How often must I
forgive my brother-'till 7 times?
Answer: seventy times seven
Parable of Kingdom-like a man
who forgave his servant his ten
thousand talent debt.
Then went to coasts of Judea
Pharisees came to him: is it lawful
to put away your wife?
Parable: God made man & woman
male and female that they twain
shall be one flesh
They asked, Why did Moses then
command to give a writing of
Jesus answered: Because of the hard-
ness of your hearts Moses suffered..
comment on adultery
comment on eunuchs (of priests)
Then were bought little children
Disciples rebuked; such is the
Kingdom of God
Good Master" one asked, "What must
I do to have eternal life?
Why callest me good?
Thou knowest the commandments
Love thy neighbor as thyself, etc.
Young man answered, I have kept
these things from my youth
If thou be perfect, give what thou
hast to thepoor & follow me.
Young man sorrowful because he
had great possessions
Easier for a camel to go through an
eye of a needle
Peter said; We have forsaken all and
Ye shall sit on 12 thrones judging
the 12 tribes of Israel
Ye shall receive one hundred fold
But many that are first shall be last
and many which are last shall be first
Parable of Kingdom: like a house-
holder who hired laborers-to
explain why the last come first, etc.
(going from Samaria to Jerusalem):
8.36 For what shall it
profit a man if he shall
gain the whole world or
lose his life?
8.38 Whosoever shall be ashamed of me & my words in this adulterous & sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of
Man be ashamed, when
He cometh in the glory
of the Father with the
9.1..'till they see the
kingdom of God with
9.3 raiment white as
9.7 A voice from the
cloud said, this is my
beloved Son hear ye him
9.10 Disciples did not
understand what he meant
9.12 ibid; "How it is written of the Son of Man that he must suffer many things
9.13 Elias came already & they have done to him whatsoever was listed of him
9.14 does not mention the child falls in fire & water
9.28 This kind can come
forth by nothing but
prayer and fasting
9.30 They departed &
Galilee..and they understood him not
9.33 and he came to Capernaum and being in the house asked..
9.33 ..what was it you
disputed? Answer: "Who
should be the greatest of
9.35 He called the 12 and
took a little child
9.35 ff parable of the first coming last & the last first
9.37 Whosoever receives
..such children in my name receives me
9.38 John answered, We forbade one who casteth out devils & he followed not us
9.39-40 Forbid him not..
He that is not against us
is on our part
10.2 Answer: What did Moses command you?...
10.6..made male & female & they shall be one flesh
10.4 And they said Moses suffered to write a
Bill of Divorcement
10.21 Take up thy cross & follow me
9.26 For whosoever shall
be ashamed of me and my
9.27 But I tell you the truth. There be some standing here that shall not taste of death 'till they see the kingdom of God
9.28 About 8 days later
He, Peter, John & James went up into a mountain to pray
9.29 Countenance altered& his raiment was whiteand glistering
9.31 ibid, who appeared in glory & spoke of his decease which he should
accomplish in Jerusalem
9.34 There came a cloud
...This is my beloved Son.
9.37 On the next day much
people met him & they met a man whose child foamed at the mouth
9.40 I besought thy disciples to cure him but
they could not
7.6 If ye had faith as a grain of mustard, ye might say to this Sycamine tree remove thyself
9.44 Let these sayings sink down into your ears: for the Son of Man shall be delivered into the hands of men..and they understood him not
(does not mention they
went to [Peter's] house)
9.46 Then arose a reasoning among them which of them would be
9.47 Jesus, perceiving the thought of their hearts took a child
9.48 for he that is least among you the same shall be the greatest
9.48 Whosoever shall receive this child in my
name receiveth me and the
one that sent me.
9.49 We forbade one from casting out devils in your
17.2 It were better for him
that a millstone were
hanged about his neck and
he is cast into the sea than
that he should offend one
of these little ones
7.3 If thy brother trespass,
7.4 If he trespass 7 times
in a day & 7 times repents,
9.51 And it came to pass that he steadfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem.
9.52 and sent his messengers before his face and they went into villages of Samaria to make ready for him
9.53 and they did not receive him.
10.25 A lawyer stood up,saying, "Master, what must I do to get eternal life?
18.18 And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good
master, what should I do to
inherit eternal life?
18.21 "All these have I kept from my youth up" [said the ruler]
18.22 Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hst and..follow me
18.23 When he heard this he was very sorrowful because he was very rich.
22.29 and I appoint you a kingdom as my Father hath appointed me.
22.30 That ye may eat & drink at my table in my kingdom and sit on thrones judging the 12 tribes [said at the Last Supper]
17.11 And it came to pass
as they went up to
Jerusalem, that he passed
through the midst of
Samaria & Galilee
17.12 entered certain village & met 10 lepers who said, "master have mercy on us"
17.14 Said, Go show yourselves to priests; then they were healed
17.16 One, a Samaritan, was asked, Where are the nine [other lepers I healed]?
17.20 Pharisees asked when the Kingdom of God would come
17.21 Kingdom is within you
17.22 The days shall come when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of Man
17.23 If some say, see here or see there, go not to them
17.24 For as the lightening shineth from one part of heaven tot he other so shall the Son of Man be in his day
17.25 But first he must suffer many things & be rejected of this generation.
9.16 Others said, How can a
man that is a sinner do such
And there was a division
9.32 Since the world began
was it not heard that any
man opened the eyes of one
that was born blind.
9.35 Jesus heard that they
had cast him (the blind man)
out; and when he had found
him, he said unto him, Doest
thou believe on the Son of
10.11 I am the good
shepherd; the good shepherd
giveth his life for the sheep.
10.16 And other sheep I
have which are not of this
fold: them also I must bring
and they shall hear my voice
and there shall be one fold,
and one shepherd.
10.19 There was a division
therefore again among the
Jews for these sayings.
10.20 And many of them
said, He hath a devil, and is
mad; why hear ye him?
10.22 And it was at
Jerusalem, the feast of the
dedication, and it was winter
And Jesus walked in the
temple in Solomon's Porch
10.23 Then came the Jews round about him; How long dost thou make us doubt? If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly.
10.30 I and my Father are one.
10.31 Then the Jews took upstones again to stone him.
10.32 Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father;for which of those works do ye stone me?
10.33 The Jews answered him, saying, For good work we stone thee not, but for blasphemy; and because thou, being a man, makest thyself God.
10.36 Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou Blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God.
10.37 If I do not the works
of my Father, beleive me
10.40 and went away again beyond Jordan into the place where John at first baptized; and there he abode two days (see 11.6)
(Then went to Bethany to visit Mary and her sister Martha--see Luke 10.38)
10.38 ..and raised Lazarus from the dead; then left Jerusalem and went into Ephraim; but the [third of his ministry] passover was nigh at hand and his disciples returned to Jerusalem. At the temple, they asked among themsleves whether Jesus would come to Jerusalem, since it would be dangerous for him to do so (11.56); now (11.57) both the chief priests & the Pharisees had given an order that if any man knew where Jesus were he should show it, that they might take him. (12.1) It was a little more than six days before the Passover. Jesus returned again to Bethany to visit Mary & Lazarus, etc. where Mary anointed Jesus' feet and wiped them with her hair (12.3).
11.1 Now a certain man was sick, named Lazarus, of Bethany, the town of Mary & her sister Martha.
11.2 (It was that Mary which anointed the Lord with ointment, wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.)
11.14 Then said Jesus unto them plainly, Lazarus is dead.
11.16 Then said Thomas, which is called Didymus unto his fellow disciples, Let us also go, that we may die with him (referring to Jesus who had before prophesied his death).
11.17 Then when Jesus came, he found that he had lain in the grave four days already.
11.43 And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus come forth.
11.44 And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes; and his face was bound with a napkin. Jesus said unto them, Loose him, and let him go.
11.47 Then gathered the
chief priests and the
Pharisees a council, and
said, What do we? for this
man doeth many miracles?
11.48 If we let him thus
alone, all men will believe
on him: and the Romans
shall come and take away
both our place and nation
11.49 And one of them,
named Caiaphas, being the
high priest that same year,
said unto them, ye know
nothing at all.
11.51 And this spake he not
of himself: but being high
priest that year he
prophesied that Jesus should
die for that nation;
11.52 And not for that nation
only, but that also he should
gather together in one the
Children of God that were
11.53 Then from that day
forth they took counsel
together for to put him to
7.33 Then said Jesus unto them, yet a little while am I with you, and then I go unto him that sent me.
7.34 ye shall seek me, and shall not find me; and where I am, thither ye cannot come.
12.1 Six days before Passover Jesus visits Mary's house and is anointed by her as his feet were wiped by her hair. Was after Lazarus was raised. The people, knowing he was there, came to visit him, as he was famous for having raised Lazarus from the dead. The next day (5 days before the Passover) the people laid palm branches before Jesus as he went forth to meet him. (12.13)
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