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Mark: 13
14'But when you see "the abomination of desolation" usurping a place which is not his (let the reader understand), then those who are in Judaea must take to the hills. 15If a man is on the roof, he must not come down into the house to fetch anything out; 16if in the field, he must not turn back for his cloak. 17Alas for women with child in those days, and for those who have children at the breast! 18Pray that it may not come in winter. 19For those days will bring distress such as never has been until now since the beginning of the world which God created-and will never be again. 20If the Lord had not cut short that time of troubles, no living thing could survive. However, for the sake of his own, whom he has chosen, he has cut short the time.
21'Then, if anyone says to you, "Look, here is the Messiah", or, "Look, there he is", do not believe it. 22Impostors will come claiming to be messiahs or prophets, and they will produce signs and wonders to mislead God's chosen, if such a thing were possible. 23But you be on your guard; I have forewarned you of it all.

Matthew: 24
15'So when you see "the abomination of desolation", of which the prophet Daniel spoke, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand), 16then those who are in Judaea must take to the hills. 17If a man is on the roof, he must not come down to fetch his goods from the house; 18if in the field, he must not turn back for his coat. 19Alas for women with child in those days, and for those who have children at the breast! 20Pray that it may not be winter when you have to make your escape, or Sabbath. 21It will be a time of great distress; there has never been such a time from the beginning of the world until now, and will never be again. 22If that time of troubles were not cut short, no living thing could survive; but for the sake of God's chosen it will be cut short.
23'Then, if anyone says to you, "Look, here is the Messiah", or, "There he is", do not believe it. 24Imposters will come claiming to be messiahs or prophets, and they will produce great signs and wonders to mislead even God's chosen, if such a thing were possible. 25See, I have forewarned you. 26If they tell you, "He is there in the wilderness", do not go out; or if they say, "He is there in the inner room", do not believe it. 27Like lightning from the east, flashing as far as the west, will be the coming of the Son of Man.
28'Wherever the corpse is, there the vultures will gather.

Luke: 21
20'But when you see Jerusalem encircled by armies, then you may be sure that her destruction is near. 21Then those who are in Judaea must take to the hills; those who are in the city itself must leave it, and those who are out in the country must not enter; 22because this is the time of retribution, when all that stands written is to be fulfilled. 23Alas for women who are with child in those days, or have children at the breast! For there will be great distress in the land and a terrible judgement upon this people. 24They will fall at the sword's point; they will be carried captive into all countries; and Jerusalem will be trampled down by foreigners until their day has run its course.

Notes: The most generally known harmonies of the Gospels are based upon the Huck-Lietzmann Synopsis (1936) of the three gospels and Sparks' Synopsis (1964) of four gospels. Many of the passages in these harmonies are too short to display in a useful manner on a web-page.
The katapi New Study Bible Synopsis of the Gospels is based upon the headings displayed in the New Study Bible reference table which in turn follows the headings printed in the United Bible Societies' New Testament in Greek. These sections are more useful for bible study. Columns are arranged so that the first column is your chosen heading from the bible passage list (highlighted). The harmonies that follow across the web-page are then in the normally accepted order.
For Old Testament references quoted by New Testament authors, you should either go back to the passage listing web-page and select the link on the 'version' column; or click on the column heading and search through the chapter for the relevant passage; than select the OT passage from the reference column.

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