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Luke: 17
20THE PHARISEES ASKED HIM, 'When will the kingdom of God come?' He said, 'You cannot tell by observation when the kingdom of God comes. 21There will be no saying, "Look, here it is!" or "there it is!"; for in fact the kingdom of God is among you.' [Or: for in fact the kingdom of God is within you; or: for in fact the kingdom of God is within your grasp; or: for suddenly the kingdom of God will be among you.] 22He said to the disciples, 'The time will come when you will long to see one of the days of the Son of Man, but you will not see it. 23They will say to you, "Look! There!" and "Look! Here!" Do not go running off in pursuit. 24For like the lightning-flash that lights up the earth from end to end, will the Son of Man be when his day comes. 25But first he must endure much suffering and be repudiated by this generation. 26'As things were in Noah's days, so will they be in the days of the Son of Man. 27They ate and drank and married, until the day that Noah went into the ark and the flood came and made an end of them all. 28As things were in Lot's days, also: they ate and drank; they bought and sold; they planted and built; 29but the day that Lot went out from Sodom, it rained fire and sulphur from the sky and made an end of them all? 30it will be like that on the day when the Son of Man is revealed.
31'On that day the man who is on the roof and his belongings in the house must not come down to pick them up; he, too, who is in the fields must not go back. 32Remember Lot's wife. 33Whoever seeks to save his life will lose it; and whoever loses it will save it, and live. 34'I tell you, on that night there will be two men in one bed: one will be taken, the other left.
35There will be two women together grinding corn: one will be taken, the other left.' 36[Some manuscripts add: two men in the fields: one will be taken, the other left.] 37When they heard this they asked, 'Where, Lord?' He said, 'Where the corpse is, there the vultures will gather.'

Matthew: 24
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.

Matthew: 24
37'As things were in Noah's days, so will they be when the Son of Man comes. 38In the days before the flood they ate and drank and married, until the day that Noah went into the ark, 39and they knew nothing until the flood came and swept them all away. That is how it will be when the Son of Man comes. 40Then there will be two men in the field; one will be taken, the other left; 41two women grinding at the mill; one will be taken, the other left.

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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