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Luke: 2
1IN THOSE DAYS a decree was issued by the Emperor Augustus for a registration throughout the Roman world.

Matthew: 1
18THIS IS THE STORY of the birth of the Messiah. Mary his mother was betrothed to Joseph; before their marriage she found that she was with child by the Holy Spirit. 19Being a man of principle, and at the same time wanting to save her from exposure, Joseph desired to have the marriage contract set aside quietly. 20He had resolved on this, when an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream. 'Joseph son of David,' said the angel, 'do not be afraid to take Mary home with you as your wife. It is by the Holy Spirit that she has conceived this child. 21She will bear a son; and you shall give him the name Jesus (Saviour), for he will save his people from their sins.' 22All this happened in order to fulfil what the Lord declared through the prophet: 23'The virgin will conceive and bear a son, and he shall be called Emmanuel', a name which means 'God is with us'. 24Rising from sleep Joseph did as the angel had directed him; he took Mary home to be his wife, 25but had no intercourse with her until her son was born. And he named the child Jesus.

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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