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Luke: 14
15One of the company, after hearing all this, said to him, 'Happy the man who shall sit at the feast in the kingdom of God!' 16Jesus answered, 'A man was giving a big dinner party and had sent out many invitations. 17At dinner-time he sent his servant with a message for his guests, "Please come, everything is now ready." They began one and all to excuse themselves. 18The first said, "I have bought a piece of land, and I must go and look over it; please accept my apologies." 19The second said, "I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am on my way to try them out; please accept my apologies." 20The next said, "I have just got married and for that reason I cannot come." 21When the servant came back he reported this to his master. The master of the house was angry and said to him, "Go out quickly into the streets and alleys of the town, and bring me in the poor, the crippled, the blind, and the lame." 22The servant said, "Sir, your orders have been carried out and there is still room." 23The master replied, "Go out on to the highways and along the hedgerows and make them come in; I want my house to be full. 24I tell you that not one of those who were invited shall taste my banquet." '

Matthew: 22
1THEN JESUS SPOKE to them again in parables: 2'The kingdom of Heaven is like this. There was a king who prepared a feast for his son's wedding; 3but when he sent his servants to summon the guests he had invited, they would not come. 4He sent others again, telling them to say to the guests, "See now! I have prepared this feast for you. I have had my bullocks and fatted beasts slaughtered; everything is ready; come to the wedding at once." 5But they took no notice; one went off to his farm, another to his business, 6and the others seized the servants, attacked them brutally, and killed them. 7The king was furious; he sent troops to kill those murderers and set their town on fire. 8Then he said to his servants, "The wedding-feast is ready; but the guests I invited did not deserve the honour. 9Go out to the main thoroughfares, and invite everyone you can find to the wedding." 10The servants went out into the streets, and collected all they could find, good and bad alike. So the hall was packed with guests.

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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