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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).
Then he took the 12 and said, behold
we go up to Jerusalem and all things
that are written by the prophets
concerning the son of Man shall be
He shall be delivered unto the
Gentiles & shall be mocked &
spitefully entreated, and spit upon.
And they shall scourge Him & put
Him to death & the 3rd day He shall
Then came the mother of Zebedee's
children with her sons, saying:
Grant these two sons to sit next to you
in thy Kingdom.
Can ye drink of my cup..&.. Baptized
with the Baptism I am Baptized with?
Ye surely shall drink of my cup, but..
The Father sets the seating
When the 10 heard it they were
indignant against the 2 brethren
But Jesus called them unto him and
said, Ye know taht the princes of
the Gentiles exercise dominion over
them, and they that are great
exercise authority upon them.
Whosoever be chief, let him be your
Son of Man came not to be ministered
to but to give ransom for many
As they departed from Jericho a great
multitude followed. 2 blind
men said: Have mercy on us O Lord,
Thou Son of David; they were healed..
When they came near to Jerusalem
& Bethpage at Mt. of Olives Jesus
sent 2 disciples
Loose an ass and her colt & bring
them to me. Fulfills prophesy:
"Behold the king cometh on an
ass & a colt the foal of an ass
Great multitude spread garments in the
way; others cut down branches
from the trees
Hosanna to the Son of David:
"Blessed is he that cometh in the
Name of the Lord"
And when come into Jerusalem all
the people asked, Who is this?
Multitude said, this is Jesus the
prophet of Nazareth of Galilee
Jesus went into the temple & over-
threw the tables of money changers
healed the blind and the lame
Chief priests displeased when they
saw this and the children crying,
"Hosanna to the Son of David"
Jesus said, Out of Babes & sucklings
thou hath perfected praise
Went to lodge in Bethany
Returned to Jerusalem in the morning;
hungry & cursed a fig tree and
Disciples saw the fig tree wither
and they marvelled
Went into the temple; priests asked,
"By what authority do you teach
Jesus answered: the Baptism of John,
whence was it? No answer, for all
held John as a prophet
Two sons of vineyard-John came
in righteousness but ye believed
Householder planted a vineyard &
sent his sons
The stone builders rejected is the
head of the corner
Therefore kingdom of God shall be
taken from you & given to a nation
bringing forth the
Then they sought to lay a hand on him
but they feared the multitude who
took him for a prophet
Pharisees took council how they might
Sent unto him their disciples and
Herodians asking, is it lawful to give
tribute to Caesar?
Answer: Give unto Caesar what is
Caesar's and to God what is God's
That same day came the Sadducees
which say there is no resurrection.
If a man die and all his wives died,
to whom would he be married
You do not marry in the resurrection
You have been told, I am the God
of Abraham, etc; god is a God of the
living, not the dead.
A lawyer asked, What is the great
Thou shalt love thy God, thy
On these two commandments hang
all the law and the prophets
Pharisees asked, What think ye of
Christ? They say unto him the
Son of David
Jesus Answered: How then doth David
call him Lord: "The Lord said unto
my Lord, sit..[etc.]?"
No man dared ask him any question
Scribes & Pharisees sit in Moses'
seat..dow what they bid but don't do
what they do
Poor widow threw 2 mites tithe in
This poor widow cast more in than
all they who cast in the treasury,
for she cast in all that she had
Pogrom against the Scribes &
Be ye not called rabbi
Call no man your Father
Never be called Masters
He that is greatest shall be your
Whosoever exalteth himself shall
[Lawyers]..Ye shut up the kingdom
against men yet neither do you go in
Whether is greater, the gold or the
temple; or whether is greater, the altar
or the temple
Ye pay tithe of mint & anise, [etc.],
and have omitted the weightier
Ye blind--ye strain at a gnat &
swallow a camel
Ye are like whitened sepulchres
Wherefore I send forth prophets,
wise men & scribes, and ye kill
and persecute them.
Beware of leaven, etc.--said in
Galilee, not Jerusalem per Luke
10.35 and James & John, the sons of Zebedee came unto him, saying: grant us to sit on thy right &left when thou sittest in
10.40 Not mine to give..
with James & John
10.46 and they came to Jericho. And as they left Jericho, a blind man, Bar-Timaeus, son of Timaeus, sat by the highway, saying: "Jesus, thou Son of David, have mercy upon me." he then cast away his garments;
11.2 Ye shall find a colt tied whereon no man sat
11.7..and they brought
the colt to Jesus
12.15 (the next day)
11.11 Entered temple
11.20..saw the fig tree
dried up in the morning
11.27 ibid, was it from
heaven or from men?
11.33 They answered, we
12.12 [did not take him
for a prophet]
12.13 They sent certain pharisees and of the Herodians to catch him inhis words
12.14 Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar?
12.28 One of the scribes asked.
Thou shalt love the Lord thy God..and thy neighbor, etc.
To love neighbor as himself is more than all the whole burnt offerings and Sacrifices; thou art not far from the kingdom of God
12.35 Jesus asked, How saith the scribes that Christ is the Son of
12.34 No man durst ask
him any question
22.24 And there was also
strife among them which of
them should be greatest
22.25 and He said unto them the kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon
them are called benefactors
22.27 I am among you as
one that serveth
9.54 (Going through Samaria & after not being received by them) And when his disciples, James & John saw this they said, Lord wilt thou we command fire to come down from heaven and consume them as Elias did?
9.55 Ye know not what manner of Spirit ye are of
9.56 For the Son of Man is not come to destroy men's lives but to save them.
9.57 A certain man came to him, saying, I will follow thee
9.58 Jesus said to him, Foxes have holes & birds of the air have their nests but the Son of Man hath no where to lay his head
18.35 and it came to pass, he came nigh unto Jericho a certain blind man sat by the way begging: Jesus thou Son of David, have Mercy on me..
19.1 Jesus entered and
passed through Jericho
19.2 Man named Zaccaeus,
chief among the publicans,
climbed in a syamore treeto see Jesus
19.11 They thought the kingdom of God would come any moment
Parable of nobleman who left for a far country; judged each servant's profits on his return
19.26 Unto every one which hath shall be given; & from him that hath not even that shall be takenaway from him.
19.38 Blessed be the king that cometh in the name of the Lord
19.39 Pharisees said, Master rebuke thy disciples. Answer: If these stones should hold their peace the sooner would they immediately cry out
19.41 Came near to the city and he wept over it.
19.43 Days shall come when thy
19.44 and shall lay thee even with the ground
19.45 and went intot he temple & began to cast them out that sold therein: Ye have made it a den of thieves
19.47 and he taught daily in the temple but the chief priests & the scribes & the chief of the people sought to destroy him
19.48 ..but all the people were attentive to him
11.38 Entered into a certain village: & a certain woman named Martha received him into her house
11.39 & she had a sister called Mary which also sat at Jesus' feet & heard his word.
11.40 But Martha was cumbered about much serving, etc.
11.1 Taught the Lord's Prayer
20.19 Chief priests sought to lay hands on him.
20.20 They watched him & sent forth spys
20.22 Is it lawful to give
tribute to Caesar?
20.27 Then came to him
certain Sadducces, etc.
20.36 ..they are equal unto the angels, and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection
20.37..God of the living:
for all live unto him
10.25 A lawyer asked, "Master, what shall I do to get eternal life? Answer: What is written in the Law?
And who is my neighbor?
Parable of the Good Samaritan
10.42 Martha cumbered in serving
20.41 How say they that
Christ is David's son?
12.38 Beware of the Scribes who love salutations in the market and chief seats, etc. and who devour widows.
20.46 Beware of the Scribes which desire to walk in long robes and love greetings in the markets and the highest seats in the synagogues.
20.47 Which devour widow's houses and for a show make long prayers..
21.1 And he looked up and saw rich men casting their gifts in the treasury
21.1 A certain widow was seen casting thither 2 mites;
she cast in all she had
18.10 [after parable of 2 men who went to the temple]..for everyone that exalteth himself shall be abased.
11.46 Ye laden men with burdens which ye yourselves touch not.
11.52 Woe unto you lawyers! For ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves and them that were entering ye hindred.
11.42 For ye tithe mint & rue & all manner of herbs & pass over judgment..
11.44 ye are like graves that appear not
11.49 Therefore also said the Wisdom of God, I will send them prophets and apostles & sons of them they shall slay and persecute.
11.51 From the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias, which perished between the altar and the temple; verily, I say unto you, it shall be required of this generation [see the Infancy Gospel of James which gives details of this murder of the Baptist's high-priest father]
12.1 In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trod one upon another, he began to say, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees.
12.2 There is nothing covered that shall not be revealed
12.3 Whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness, shall be heard in the light; that which ye have spoken in closets shall be shouted from the rooftops
12.4 Fear him that hath power to cast you into hell.
12.6 Are not 5 sparrows sold for..
12.10 But unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven
12.12 For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say
12.13 One said, Master, speak to my brother that he divide the inheritance with me
12.14 Man, who made me a judge or divider over you?
12.15 Parable of rich man who had no room to store his abundance
12.21 So is he that layeth up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God.
12.13 The next day (5 days before the Passover) the people laid palm branches before Jesus as they went forth to meet him [see line 1178]
12.31 Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.
12.32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.
12.33 This he said, signifying what death he should die.
12.34 The people answered him, We have heard out of the law that Christ abideth forever: & how sayest thou, The Son of Man must be lifted up? Who is this Son of Man?
12.35 Then Jesus said unto them, a little while is light with you..
12.36 While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be children of light. these things spake Jesus and departed and did hide himself from them.
12.37 But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on him.
12.38 That the saying of Esaias the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spake, Lord who hath believed our report? & to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed?
12.47 And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I jduge him not; for I came not to judge the world but to save the world.
12.13 (6 days before Passover) ..laid Palm branches and cried Hosanna, etc.
12.14 And Jesus, when he had found a young ass, sat thereon, as it is written,
12.15 Fear not, daughter of Sion: behold thy King cometh, sitting on an ass' colt.
12.16 These things understood not his disciples at the first..
2.14 and found in the tempole those that sold oxen and sheep & doves and the changers of money sitting
2.15 and when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the tmeple, & the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changer's money, and over threw the tables;
2.16 And said unto them that sol doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father's house an house of merchandise.
2.17 And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up.
12.1 Six days before Passover Jesus visits Mary's house and is anointed by her and his feet are wiped with 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.
12.13 The next day (5 days before Passover) the people laid palm branches gbefore Jesus as they went forth to meet him.
12.31 Now is the judgment of this world..
2.18 [after purging the temple] then answered the Jews & said unto him, What sign shewest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things?
2.19 Jesus answered & said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in 3 days I will raise it up.
2.20 Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in 3 days?
2.21 But he spake of the temple of his body.
4.1 When therefore the Lord knew how the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John,
4.2 (Though Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples,)
4.3 he left Judaea, and departed again in Galilee.
4.4 And he must needs go through Samaria.
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