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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).
If thou be the Son of God, come
down from that cross.
Likewise also the chief priests mock-
ing him, with the scribes and
He saved others; himself he cannot
save. If he be the King of Israel,
let him now come down from the
cross; and we will believe him.
He trusted in God; lethim deliver
him now, ifhe willhave him:
for he said, I am the Son of God.
The thieves also, which were
crucified with him, cast the
same in his teeth.
Now from the sixth hour there was
darkness over all the land unto
the ninth hour.
And about the ninth hour Jesus cried
with a loud voice, saying, my God,
my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
Some of them that stood there, when
they heard that, said, This man
calleth to Elias.
And straighway one of them ran,
and took a spunge, and filled it with
vinegar, and put it on a reed, and
gave him to drink.
The rest said, Let be, let us see
whether Elias will come to save
Jesus, when he had cried again, with
a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.
And, behold, the vail of the temple
was rent in twain from the top
to the bottom; and the earth did
quake, and the rocks rent.
And the graves were opened; & the
bodies of the saints which slept rose.
And came out of the graves after his
resurrection, and went into the
holy city, and appeared unto many.
Now when the centurion, and they
that were with him, watching Jesus,
saw the earthquake, & those things
that were done, they feared greatly,
saying, Truly this was the Son of God.
And many women were there
beholding afar off, which followed
Jesus from Galilee, ministering
Among which was Mary Magdalene,
and Mary the mother of James & Joses
and the mother [Mary] of Zebedee's
children [John and James].
When the even was come there came
a rich man of Arimathaea, named
Joseph, who also himself was
He went to Pilate, and begged the
body of Jesus. Then Pilate com-
manded the body to be delivered.
And when Joseph had taken the body
he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth
And laid it in his own new tomb,
which he had hewn out of the rock;
and he rolled a great stone to the
door of the sepulchre, and departed.
And there was Mary Magdalene, and
the other Mary, sitting over against
Now the next day, that followed the
day of the preparation, the chief priests
and Pharisees came together
Saying, Sir, we remember that the
deceiver said, while he was yet
alive, After three days I will rise
..Commanded, therefore, that the
sepulchre be made sure until the
third day, lest his disciples come by
night, and steal him away, and
say unto the people, He is risen
from the dead: so the last error
shall be worse than the first.
Pilate said unto them, ye have a
watch; go your way, make it as sure
as you can.
So they went, and made the sepulchre
sure, sealing the stone, and
setting a watch.
In the end of the Sabbath, as it began
to dawn, toward the first day of the
week, came Mary Magdalene and
the other Mary to see the sepulchre.
And, behold, there was a great earth-
quake: for the Angel of the Lord
descended from heaven, and came
and rolled back the stone from the
door, and sat upon it.
His countenance was like lightning,
and his raiment white as snow:
And for fear of him the keepers did
shake, and became as dead men.
And the Angel answered and said to
the women, Fear not ye: for I know
that ye seek Jesus, which
He is not here: for he is risen, as he
said. Come, see the place where the
And go quickly and tell his disciples
that he is risen from the dead; and,
behold, he goeth before you into
Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo,
I have told you.
And they deaprted quickly from the
sepulchre with fear and great joy;
and did run to bring his disciples
15.30 Save thyself, and come down from the cross
15.31 He saved others; himelf he cannot save.
15.32 Let Christ the King of Israel descend now from the cross, that we may see and believe.
15.32 And they that were
crucified with him reviled
15.33 And when the sixth hour was come, there was
darkness over the whole
land until the ninth hour.
15.34 And at the ninth
hour Jesus cried with a
loud voice, etc.
15.36 And one ran, filled a spunge full of vinegar, & put it on a reed, & gave him to drink,
saying, Let alone; let us
see whether Elias will
come to take him down.
15.37 And Jesus cried with a loud voice and gave up the ghost.
15.38 and the vail of the
temple was rent in twain
from the top to the
15.39 And when the Centurion which stood over against him saw that..he gave up the ghost, he said, Truly this man was the Son of God.
15.40 There were also women looking on afar off: among whom was Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James the less and of Joses and Salome [Salome is also called Mary Salome]
15.41 (Who also, when he was in Galilee, followed him, and ministered unto him;) and many other women which came up with him unto Jerusalem.
15.42 And now when the even was come, because itwas the preparation, that is the day before the Sabbath,
15.43 Joseph of Arimathaea, an honourable counsellor, which also waited for the Kingdom of God,
came, and went in boldly unto Pilate, and craved the body of Jesus.
15.44 And Pilate marvelled if he were already dead: and calling unto him the centurion, he asked him whether he
had been any while dead.
15.45 And when he knew it the centurion, he gave the body to Joseph.
15.46 And he bought fine linen, and took him down, and wrapped him in the linen, and laid him in a sepulchre which was hewn out of rock, and rolled a stone unto the door of the sepulchre.
15.47 And Mary Magdalen and Mary the mother of Joses, beheld where he was laid.
16.1 And when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Salome, had bought sweet sices, that they might come and anoint him.
16.2 And very early in
the morning the first day
of the week, they came
unto the sepulchre at the
rising of the sun.
16.3 and they said among
themselves, Who shall
roll away the stone from
the door of the sepulchre?
16.4 And when they
looked they saw that the
stone had rolled away:
for it was very great.
16.5 And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted.
16.6 And he saith unto them, be not affrighted: ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him.
16.7 But go your way, tell his disciples and Peter that he goeth before you into Galilee: there shall ye see him, as he said unto you.
16.8 And they went out quickly, and fled from the sepulchre; for they trembled and were amazed:neither said they anything to any man; for they were afraid.
16.9..when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magadalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils.
16.10 And she went and told them that had been with him, as they mourned and wept.
16.11 And they, when they had heard that he was alive and had been seen of her, believed not.
23.39 And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Chrsit, save thyself and us.
23.40 But the other answering rebuked him, saying Doest not though fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation?
23.41 And we indeed justly; for we receive the due rewarded of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing..
23.42 And he said unto Jesus, Lord remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.
23.43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily, I say unto the, Today shalt thou be with me in paradise.
23.46 And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father into thy hands I commend my spirit; and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.
23.47 Now when the
centurion saw what was
done, he glorified God,
saying, Certainly this was a
23.48 And all the people that came together to that sight, beholding the things which were done, smote
their breasts, and returned.
23.49 and all his acquaintance, and the women that followed him from Galilee, stood afar off, beholding these things.
23.54 And that day was the preparation, and the Sabbath drew on.
23.50 And, behold, there was a man named Joseph, a counsellor; and he was a good man, and just:
23.51 (The same had not consented to the counsel and deed of them;) he wasof Arimathaea, a city of the Jews: who also waited for the Kingdom of God.
23.52 This man went unto Pilate and begged the body
23.53 And he took it down, and wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a sepulchre that was hewn in stone, wherein never man before was laid.
23.55 And the women also, which came with him from Galilee, followed after, and beheld the sepulchre and how his body was laid.
23.56 And they returned,
and prepared spices and
ointments; and rested the
Sabbath day according to
24.1 Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them.
24.10 It was Mary Magdalene, and Joanna, and Mary the mother of James, and other women that were with them, which tolde these things unto the apostles.
24.3 And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus.
24.4 And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments.
24.5 And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead?
24.6 He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was in Galilee,
24.7 Saying The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.
24.8 And they remembered his word.
24.9 And returned from the sepulchre and told all these things unto the eleven, and to all the rest.
24.11 And their words seemed to them as idle tales, and they believed them not.
24.12 Then arose Peter, and ran unto the sepulchre; and stoopiing down he beheld the linen clothes laid by themselves, and departed wonderin in
himself at that which was
come to pass.
19.31 The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the Sabbath day, (for that Sabbath day was a high day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.
1933. But when they came to Jesus and saw that he was dead already, the brake not his legs:
1934 But one of the solders with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water.
19.36 For these things were done, that the scripture should be fulfilled: A bone of him shall not be broken.
19.37 And again another scripture saith, They shall look on him whom they pierced [Ps. 22.16; Zech 12.10].
19.38 After this Joseph of Arimathaea, being a discipole of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, besought Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus: and Pilate gave him leave. He came threfore and took the body of Jesus.
19.39 And there came also Nicodemus, which at the first came to Jesus by night, and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about an hundred pound weight.
19.40 Then took they the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen clothes with the spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury.
19.41 Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden; and in the garden a new sepulchre wherein was never man yet laid.
19.42 There laid they Jesus therefore, because of the Jews' preparation day; for the sepulchre was nigh at hand.
20.1 The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre.
20.2 Then she runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and saith unto them, They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre and we know not where they have laid him.
20.3 Peter therefore went forth, and that other disciple, and came to the sepulchre.
20.4 So they ran both together: and the other disciple did outrun Peter and came first to the sepulchre.
20.5 And he stooping down, and looking in, saw the linen clothes lying, yet went he not in.
20.6 Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the line clothes lie.
20.7 And the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself.
20.8 Then went in also that other disciple, which came first to the sepulchre, and he saw, and believed.
20.9 For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead.
20.10 Then the disciples went away again unto their own home.
20.11 But Mary stood without at the sepulchre weeping: and as she wept, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre,
20.12 And seeth two angels in white sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain.
20.13 And they say unto her, Woman why weepest thou? She saith unto them, Because they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid him.
20.14 And when she had thus said she turned herself back, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus.
20.15 Jesus saith unto her, Woman why weepest thou? She, supposing him to be the gardener, saith unto him, Sir, if thou have borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away.
20.16 Jesus saith unot her, Mary, She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni; which is to say, master.
20.17 Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father, and to my God, and your God.
20.18 Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that he had spoken these things unto her.
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