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Luke: 9
28About eight days after this conversation he took Peter, John, and James with him and went up into the hills to pray. 29And while he was praying the appearance of his face changed and his clothes became dazzling white; 30Suddenly there were two men talking with him; 31these were Moses and Elijah, who appeared in glory and spoke of his departure, the destiny he was to fulfil in Jerusalem. 32Meanwhile Peter and his companions had been in a deep sleep; but when they awoke, they saw his glory and the two men who stood beside him. 33And as these were moving away from Jesus, Peter said to him, 'Master, how good it is that we are here! Shall we make three shelters one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah?'; but he spoke without knowing what he was saying. 34The words were still on his lips, when there came a cloud which cast a shadow over them; they were afraid as they entered the cloud, 35and from it came a voice: 'This is my Son, my Chosen; listen to him.' 36When the voice had spoken, Jesus was seen to be alone. The disciples kept silence and at that time told nobody anything of what they had seen.

Matthew: 17
1SIX DAYS LATER Jesus took Peter and James and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain where they were alone; 2and in their presence he was transfigured; his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became white as the light. 3And they saw Moses and Elijah appear, conversing with him. 4Then Peter spoke: 'Lord,' he said, 'how good it is that we are here! If you wish it, I will make three shelters here, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.' 5While he was still speaking, a bright cloud suddenly overshadowed them, and a voice called from the cloud: 'This is my Son, my Beloved, [Or: This is my only Son.] on whom my favour rests; listen to him.' 6At the sound of the voice the disciples fell on their faces in terror. 7Jesus then came up to them, touched them, and said, 'Stand up; do not be afraid.' 8And when they raised their eyes they saw no one, but only Jesus.
9On their way down the mountain Jesus enjoined them not to tell anyone of the vision until the Son of Man had been raised from the dead. 10The disciples put a question to him: 'Why then do our teachers say that Elijah must come first?' 11He replied, 'Yes, Elijah will come and set everything right. 12But I tell you that Elijah has already come, and they failed to recognize him, and worked their will upon him; and in the same way the Son of Man is to suffer at their hands.' 13Then the disciples understood that he meant John the Baptist.

Mark: 9
2Six days later Jesus took Peter, James, and John with him and led them up a high mountain where they were alone; and in their presence he was transfigured; 3his clothes became dazzling white, with a whiteness no bleacher on earth could equal. 4They saw Elijah appear, and Moses with him, and there they were, conversing with Jesus. 5Then Peter spoke: 'Rabbi,' he said, 'how good it is that we are here! Shall we make three shelters, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah?' 6(For he did not know what to say; they were so terrified.) 7Then a cloud appeared, casting its shadow over them, and out of the cloud came a voice: 'This is my Son, my Beloved; [Or: This is my only Son.] listen to him.' 8And now suddenly, when they looked around, there was nobody to be seen but Jesus alone with themselves.
9On their way down the mountain, he enjoined them not to tell anyone what they had seen until the Son of Man had risen from the dead. 10They seized upon those words, and discussed among themselves what this 'rising from the dead' could mean. 11And they put a question to him: 'Why do our teachers say that Elijah must be the first to come?' 12He replied, 'Yes, Elijah does come first to set everything right. Yet how is it [Or: Elijah, you say, comes first to set everything right: then how is it ...] that the scriptures say of the Son of Man that he is to endure great sufferings and to be treated with contempt? 13However, I tell you, Elijah has already come and they have worked their will upon him, as the scriptures say of him.'

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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