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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).
And when he was acccused of
the chief priests and elders, he
Then said Pilate unto him,
hearest thou not how many things
they witness against thee?
Now at that feast the governor was
wont to release unto the people
a prisoner, whom they would,
And they had then a notable
prisoner called Barabbas.
Therefore when they were gathered
together, Pilate said unto them,
Whom will ye that I release unto you?
Barrabbas, or Jesus which
is called Christ?
For he knew that for envy they had
When he was set down on the Judge-
ment seat, his wife sent unto him,
saying, have thou nothing to do with
that just man: for I have suffered
many things this day in a dream
because of him.
But the chief priests and elders
persuaded the multitude that they
should ask Barabbas, and destroy
The governor answered and said unto
them, Which of the twain will ye that
I release unto you? They
Pilate saith unto them, What shall I
do then with Jesus which is called
Christ? They all say unto him,
Let him be crucified.
And the governor said, Why, what
evil hath he done? But they cried
out the more, saying, Let him be
When Pilate saw that he could
prevail nothing, but that rather a
tumult ws made, he took water
and washed his hands before the
multitude, saying, I am innocent
of the blood of this just person:
se ye to it.
Then answered all the people, and
said, his blood be on us, and on our
Then released he Barabbas unto
them: and when he had scourged
Jesus, he delivered him to be
Then the soldiers of the governor
took Jesus intothe common hall
and gathered unto him the whole
band of soldiers.
And they stripped him, and put on
him a scarlet robe.
And when they had platted a crown
of thorns, they put it upon his
head, and a reed in his right hand:
and they bowed the knee before him
and mocked him, saying Hail, King
of the Jews!
And they spit upon him, and took the
reed, and smote him on the head.
And after that they had mocked him
they took the robe off from him, and
put his own raiment on him, and
led him away to crucify him.
And as they came out, they found a
man of Cyrene, Simon by name:
him they compelled to bear his
And when they wre come unto a
place called Golgotha, that is to say
a place of a skull,
Then were there two thieves crucified
with him, one on the right
hand, and the other on the left.
They gave him vinegar to drink,
mingled with gall: and when he had
tasted thereof, he would not drink.
And they crucified him, and parted
his garments, casting lots; that it
might be fulfilled which was spoken
by the prophet, They parted my
garments among them, and upon
my vesture did they cast lots.
And sitting down they watched him
And set up over his head his
accusation, written, this is Jesus
the King of the Jews.
And they that passed by reviled him
wagging their heads,
And saying, Thou that destroyest the
temple, and buildest it in three
days, save thyself.
15.7 And there was one named Barrabas which lay bound with them that had made insurrection with him, who had committed murder in the insurrection.
15.8 And the multitude crying aloud began to desire him to do as he had ever done unto
15.9 But Pilate answerd them,
saying, Will ye that I release
unto you the King of the Jews
15.13 And they cried out
again, Crucify him.
15.14 Then Pilate said unto
15.15 And so Pilate, willing to content the people, released Barabbas unto them and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged him to be crucified.
15.16 And the solders led him
away into the hall, called the
Praetorium; and they call
together the whole band.
15.17 And they clothed him
with purple, and platted a
crown of thorns, and put it
about his head.
15.18 And began to salute
him, Hail, King of the Jews!
15.19 And they smote him on
the head with a reed, and did
spit upon him, and bowing
their knees worshipped him.
15.20 And when they had
mocked him they took off the
purple from him, and put his
own clothes on him, and led
him out to crucify him.
15.21 And they compel one
Simon a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming out of the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear his cross.
15.27 And with him they crucify two thieves; the one on his right hand, and the other on his left.
15.28 and the scripture was fulfilled: he was numbered with the transgressors [Isa. 53.12]
15.23 And they gave him to drink wine mingled with
myrrh: but he received it not.
15.24 And when they had
crucified him, they parted his
garments, casting lots upon
them, what every man should
15.25 And it ws the third
hour, and they crucified him.
15.26 And the superscription of his accusation was written over, The King of the Jews.
15.29 And they that passed by railed on him, wagging their heads, and saying, Ah, thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days,
15.30 Save thyself, and come down from the cross.
23.2 And they began to
accuse him, saying, We found this fellow perverting the nation & forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, saying that he himself is Christ and King.
23.4 Then said Pilate to the chief priests and to the people, I find no fault in this man.
23.5 And they were the more fierce saying, he stirreth up the people, teaching throughout all Jewry, beginning from Galilee to this place.
23.6 When Pilate heard of Galilee, he asked whether the man were a Galilaean.
23.7 And as soon as he knew that he belonged unto Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him to Herod who himelf was also in Jerusalem at that time.
23.8 And when Herod saw Jesus, he was exceeding glad: for he was desirous to see him of a long season because he had heard many things of him; and he hoped to have seen some miracle done by him.
23.9 Then he questioned with him in many words; but he answered him nothing.
23.10 And the chief priests & scribes stood & vehemently accused him.
23.11 And Herod with his men of war set him at nought, and mocked him, and arrayed him in a gorgeous robe, and sent him again to Pilate.
23.12 And the same day Pilate and Herod were made friends together: for before they were at enmity between themselves.
23.13 And Pilate, when he had called together the chief priests and the rulers of the people,
23.14 Said unto them, ye have brought this man unto me, as one that perverteth the people: and, behold, I, having examined him before you, have found no fault in this man touching those things whereof ye accuse him:
23.15 No, nor yet Herod: for I sent you to him; and, lo, nothing worthy of death is done unto him.
23.16 I will therefore chastise him, and release him.
23.17 (for of necessity he must release one unto them at the feast).
23.18 And they cried out all at once, saying, Away with this man, and release unto us Barabbas:
23.19 (Who for a certain sedition made in the city, and for murder, was cast into prison.)
23.20 Pilate therefore, willing to release Jesus, spake again to them
23.21 But they cried, saying, Crucify him, crucify him.
23.22 And he said unto them the third time, why, what evil hath he done? I have found no cause of death in him: I will therefore chastize him and let him go.
23.23 And they were instant with loud voices, required that he might be crucified. And the voices of them & the chief priests prevailed.
23.24 And Pilate gave sentence that it should be as they required.
23.25 And he released unto them him that for sedition and murder was cast into prison, whom they had desired; but he delivered Jesus to their will.
23.26 And, as they led him away, they laid hold upon one Simon, A cyrenian, coming out of the country, and on him they laid the cross, that he might bear it after Jesus.
23.27 And there followed him a great company of people, and of women, which also bewailed and lamented him.
23.28 But Jesus turning unto them said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children.
23.29 for behod the days are coming in the which they shall say Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never gave suck.
23.30 Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hillls, Cover us.
23.31 For if they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done in a dry?
23.33 and when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary (meaning in Greek, the skull), there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand and the other on the left.
23.34 Then said Jesus, Father forgive them; for they know not what they
23.36 And the solders also mocked him, coming to him, and offering him vinegar, [see John 19.29]
23.37 And saying, If thou be the King of the Jews, save thyself.
23.34 ..and they parted his
raiment, and cast lots.
23.35 And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also with them derrided him, saying He saved others, let him save himself in he be Christ, the Chosen of God.
23.28 And a superscription also was written over him in lettters of Greek and Latin and Hebrew: This is the King of the Jews.
18.34 Jesus answered him, Sayest thou this thing of thyself, or did others tell it thee of me?
18.35 Pilate answered, Am I a Jew? Thine own nation and the chief priests have delivered thee unto me: what hast thou done?
18.36 Jesus answered, My Kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my srvants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my Kingdom not from hence.
18.37 Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a King then? Jesus answered: Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and forthis cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.
18.38 Pilate saith unto him, What is the truth?..I find in him no fault at all.
18.39 But ye have a custom, that I should release unto you one at the Passover: will ye therefore that I release unto you the King of the Jews?
18.40 Then cried they all again, saying, Not this man, but Barabbas. Now Barabbas was a robber.
19.1 Then Pilate therefore took Jesus and scourged him.
19.2 And the soldiers platted a crown of thorns.. and put it on his head, and they put on him a purple robe.
19.3 And said, Hail, King of the Jews, and they smote him with their hand.
19.4 Pilate therefore went forth again, and saith unto them, Behold, I bring him forth to you, that ye may know that I find no fault in him.
19.6 When the chief priests therefore and officers saw him, they cried out, saying, Crucify him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Take ye him, and crucify him: for I find no fault in him.
19.7 The Jews answered him, we have a law, and by our law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God.
19.8 When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he was the more afraid.
19.9 And went again into the judgment hall, and saith unto Jesus, Whence art thou? But Jesus gave no answer.
19.10 Then saith Pilate unto him, Speakest thou not unto me? Knowest thou not that I have power to crucify thee, and have power to release thee?
19.11 Jesus answered, Thou couldst have no power at all against me, except it were given thee from above.
19.12 And from thenceforth Pilate sought to release him: but the Jews cried out, saying, if thou let this man go, thou art not Caesar's friend.
19.13 When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he brought Jesus forth and sad down in the judgment seat in a place that is called the Pavement, but in the Hebrew, Gabbatha.
19.14 And it was the preparation of the Pasover, and about the sixth hour: and he saith unto the Jews, Behold your King.
19.15 But they cried out, Away with him, away with him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Shall I crucify your King? The chief priests answered, We have no king but Caesar.
19.16 Then delivered he him therefore unto them to be crucified. And they took Jesus, and led him away.
19.17 and he bearing his cross went forth into a place
called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew, Golgotha.
19.18 Where they crucified him, and two other with him, on on either side, and Jesus in the midst.
19.20 This title then read many of the Jews: for the place where Jesus was crucified was nigh to the city: and it was written in Hebrew and Greek and Latin.
19.21 Then said the chief priests of the Jews to Pilate, Write not, The King of the Jews, but that he said I am King of the Jews.
19.22 Pilate said, What I have written, I have written.
19.23 Then the solders when they had crucified Jesus, took his garments and made four parts, to every solder a part: and also his coat: now the coat was without seam, woven from the top throughout.
19.24 They said therefore among themselves, Let us not rend it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be: that the scripture might be fulfilled which saith, They parted my raiment among them, and for my vestments they did cast lots [Ps. 22.18]. These things threfore the soldiers did.
Now there stood by the corss of Jesus his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalen.
19.26 When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son.
19.27 Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home.
19.28 After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst.
19.29 Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar: and they put it up on hyssop, and put it to his mouth.
19.30 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head & gave up the ghost.
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