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Luke: 10
21At that moment Jesus exulted in the Holy [Some witnesses omit: Holy.] Spirit and said, 'I thank thee. Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for hiding these things from the learned and wise, and revealing them to the simple. Yes, Father, such [Or: Yes, I thank thee, Father, that such ...] was thy choice.'

Matthew: 11
25At that time Jesus spoke these words: 'I thank thee, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for hiding these things from the learned and wise, and revealing them to the simple. 26Yes, Father, such [Or: Yes, I thank thee, Father, that such ...] was thy choice. 27Everything is entrusted to me by my Father; and no one knows the Son but the Father, and no one knows the Father but the Son and those to whom the Son may choose to reveal him.

Matthew: 12
16and he gave strict injunctions that they were not to make him known. 17This was to fulfil Isaiah's prophecy:

18'Here is my servant, whom I have chosen,
My beloved, on whom my favour rests;
I will put my Spirit upon him,
And he will proclaim judgement among the nations.
19He will not strive, he will not shout,
Nor will his voice be heard in the streets.
20He will not snap off the broken reed,
Nor snuff out the smouldering wick,
Until he leads justice on to victory.
21In him the nations shall place their hope.'
22THEN THEY BROUGHT HIM a man who was possessed; he was blind and dumb; and Jesus cured him, restoring both speech and sight. 23The bystanders were all amazed, and the word went round: 'Can this be the Son of David?' 24But when the Pharisees heard it they said, 'It is only by Beelzebub prince of devils that this man drives the devils out.'
25He knew what was in their minds; so he said to them, 'Every kingdom divided against itself goes to ruin; and no town, no household, that is divided against itself can stand. 26And if it is Satan who casts out Satan, Satan is divided against himself; how then can his kingdom stand? 27And if it is by Beelzebub that I cast out devils, by whom do your own people drive them out? If this is your argument, they themselves will refute you. 28But if it is by the Spirit of God that I drive out the devils, then be sure the kingdom of God has already come upon you.
29'Or again, how can anyone break into a strong man's house and make off with his goods unless he has first tied the strong man up before ransacking the house?
30'He who is not with me is against me, and he who does not gather with me scatters.
31'And so I tell you this: no sin, no slander, is beyond forgiveness for men, except slander spoken against the Spirit, and that will not be forgiven. 32Any man who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven; but if anyone speaks against the Holy Spirit, for him there is no forgiveness, either in this age or in the age to come.
33'Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad; you can tell a tree by its fruit. 34You vipers' brood! How can your words be good when you yourselves are evil? For the words that the mouth utters come from the overflowing of the heart. 35A good man produces good from the store of good within himself; and an evil man from evil within produces evil.
36'I tell you this: there is not a thoughtless word that comes from men's lips but they will have to account for it on the day of judgement. 37For out of your own mouth you will be acquitted; out of your own mouth you will be condemned.'
38At this some of the doctors of the law and the Pharisees said, 'Master, we should like you to show us a sign.' 39He answered: 'It is a wicked, godless generation that asks for a sign; and the only sign that will be given it is the sign of the prophet Jonah. 40Jonah was in the sea-monster's belly for three days and three nights, and in the same way the Son of Man will be three days and three nights in the bowels of the earth. 41At the Judgement, when this generation is on trial, the men of Nineveh will appear against it [Or: will rise together with it.] and ensure its condemnation, for they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and what is here is greater than Jonah. 42The Queen of the South will appear at the Judgement when this generation is on trial, [Or: At the judgement the Queen of the South will be raised to life together with this generation.] and ensure its condemnation, for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and what is here is greater than Solomon.
43'When an unclean spirit comes out of a man it wanders over the deserts seeking a resting-place; and finding none, 44it says, "I will go back to the home I left." So it returns and finds the house unoccupied, swept clean, and tidy. 45Off it goes and collects seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they all come in and settle down; and in the end the man's plight is worse than before. That is how it will be with this wicked generation.'
46He was still speaking to the crowd when his mother and brothers appeared; they stood outside, wanting to speak to him. 47Someone said, 'Your mother and your brothers are here outside; they want to speak to you.' 48Jesus turned to the man who brought the message, and said, 'Who is my mother? Who are my brothers?'; 49and pointing to the disciples, he said, 'Here are my mother and my brothers. 50Whoever does the will of my heavenly Father is my brother, my sister, my mother.'
1THAT SAME DAY Jesus went out and sat beside the lake, where so many people gathered round him that he had to get into a boat. 2He sat there, and all the people stood on the shore. 3He spoke to them in parables, at some length.

He said: 'A sower went out to sow. 4And as he sowed, some seed fell along the footpath; and the birds came and ate it up. 5Some seed fell on rocky ground, where it had little soil; it sprouted quickly because it had no depth of earth, 6but when the sun rose the young corn was scorched, and as it had no root it withered away. 7Some seed fell among thistles; and the thistles shot up, and choked the corn. 8And some of the seed fell into good soil, where it bore fruit, yielding a hundredfold or, it might be, sixtyfold or thirtyfold. 9If you have ears, then hear.'
10The disciples went up to him and asked, 'Why do you speak to them in parables?' 11He replied, 'It has been granted to you to know the secrets of the kingdom of Heaven; but to those others it has not been granted. 12For the man who has will be given more, till he has enough and to spare; and the man who has not will forfeit even what he has. 13That is why I speak to them in parables; for they look without seeing, and listen without hearing or understanding. 14There is a prophecy of Isaiah which is being fulfilled for them: "You may hear and hear, but you will never understand; you will look and look, but you will never see. 15For this people's mind has become gross; their ears are dulled, and their eyes are closed. Otherwise, their eyes might see, their ears hear, and their mind understand, and then they might turn again, and I would heal them." 16'But happy are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear! 17Many prophets and saints, I tell you, desired to see what you now see, yet never saw it; to hear what you hear, yet never heard it.


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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