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Luke: 19
28WITH THAT JESUS WENT FORWARD and began the ascent to Jerusalem. 29As he approached Bethphage and Bethany at the hill called Olivet, he sent two of the disciples with these instructions: 30'Go to the village opposite; as you enter it you will find tethered there a colt which no one has yet ridden. 31Untie it and bring it here. If anyone asks why you are untying it, say, "Our Master needs it."' 32The two went on their errand and found it as he had told them; 33and while they were untying the colt, its owners asked, 'Why are you untying that colt?' 34They answered, 'Our Master needs it.' 35So they brought the colt to Jesus.

Then they threw their cloaks on the colt, for Jesus to mount, 36and they carpeted the road with them as he went on his way. 37And now, as he approached the descent from the Mount of Olives, the whole company of his disciples in their joy began to sing aloud the praises of God for all the things they had seen:
38'Blessings on him who comes as king in the name of the Lord!
Peace in heaven, glory in highest heaven!'


Matthew: 21
1THEY WERE NOW nearing Jerusalem; and when they reached Bethphage at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples 2with these instructions: 'Go to the village opposite, where you will at once find a donkey tethered with her foal beside her; untie them, and bring them to me. 3If anyone speaks to you, say, "Our Master needs them"; and he will let you take them at once.' [Or: Our Master needs them and will send them back straight away.] 4This was in fulfilment of the prophecy which says, 5'Tell the daughter of Zion, "Here is your king, who comes to you in gentleness, riding on an ass, riding on the foal of a beast of burden." ' 6The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed, 7and brought the donkey and her foal; they laid their cloaks on them and Jesus mounted. 8Crowds of people carpeted the road with their cloaks, and some cut branches from the trees to spread in his path. 9Then the crowd that went ahead and the others that came behind raised the shout: 'Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessings on him who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the heavens!' 10When he entered Jerusalem the whole city went wild with excitement. 'Who is this?' people asked, 11and the crowd replied, 'This is the prophet Jesus, from Nazareth in Galilee.'

Mark: 11
1THEY WERE NOW APPROACHING Jerusalem, and when they reached Bethphage and Bethany, at the Mount of Olives, 2he sent two of his disciples with these instructions: 'Go to the village opposite, and, just as you enter, you will find tethered there a colt which no one has yet ridden. Untie it and bring it here. 3If anyone asks, "Why are you doing that?", say, "Our Master [Or: Its owner.] needs it, and will send it back here without delay." ' 4So they went off, and found the colt tethered to a door outside in the street. 5They were untying it when some of the bystanders asked, 'What are you doing, untying that colt?' 6They answered as Jesus had told them, and were then allowed to take it. 7So they brought the colt to Jesus and spread their cloaks on it, and he mounted. 8And people carpeted the road with their cloaks, while others spread brushwood which they had cut in the fields; 9and those who went ahead and the others who came behind shouted, 'Hosanna! 10Blessings on him who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessings on the coming kingdom of our father David! Hosanna in the heavens!' 11He entered Jerusalem and went into the temple, where he looked at the whole scene; but, as it was now late, he went out to Bethany with the Twelve.

John: 12
12THE NEXT DAY the great body of pilgrims who had come to the festival, hearing that Jesus was on the way to Jerusalem, 13took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, 'Hosanna! Blessings on him who comes in the name of the Lord! God bless the king of Israel!' 14Jesus found a donkey and mounted it, in accordance with the text of Scripture: 15'Fear no more, daughter of Zion; see, your king is coming, mounted on an ass's colt.'
16At the time his disciples did not understand this, but after Jesus had been glorified they remembered that this had been written about him, and that this had happened to him. 17The people who were present when he called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead told what they had seen and heard. 18That is why the crowd went to meet him; they had is heard of this sign that he had performed. 19The Pharisees said to one another, 'You see you are doing no good at all; why, all the world has gone after 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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