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Luke: 21
8He said, 'Take care that you are not misled. For many will come claiming my name and saying, "I am he", and, "The Day is upon us." Do not follow them. 9And when you hear of wars and insurrections, do not fall into a panic. These things are bound to happen first; but the end does not follow immediately. 10Nation will make war upon nation, kingdom upon kingdom; 11there will be great earthquakes, and famines and plagues in many places; in the sky terrors and great portents.
12'But before all this happens they will set upon you and persecute you. You will be brought before synagogues and put in prison; you will be haled before kings and governors for your allegiance to me. 13This will be your opportunity to testify; 14so make up your minds not to prepare your defence beforehand, 15because I myself will give you power of utterance and a wisdom which no opponent will be able to resist or refute. 16Even your parents and brothers, your relations and friends, will betray you. Some of you will be put to death; 17and you will be hated by all for your allegiance to me. 18But not a hair of your head shall be lost. 19By standing firm you will win true life for yourselves.

Matthew: 24
3When he was sitting on the Mount of Olives the disciples came to speak to him privately. 'Tell us,' they said, 'when will this happen? And what will be the signal for your coming and the end of the age?'
4Jesus replied: 'Take care that no one misleads you. 5For many will come claiming my name and saying, "I am the Messiah"; and many will be misled by them. 6The time is coming when you will hear the noise of battle near at hand and the news of battles far away; see that you are not alarmed. Such things are bound to happen; but the end is still to come. 7For nation will make war upon nation, kingdom upon kingdom; there will be famines and earthquakes in many places. 8With all these things the birth-pangs of the new age begin.
9'You will then be handed over for punishment and execution; and men of all nations will hate you for your allegiance to me. 10Many will fall from their faith; they will betray one another and hate one another. 11Many false prophets will arise, and will mislead many; 12and as lawlessness spreads, men's love for one another will grow cold. 13But the man who holds out to the end will be saved. 14And this gospel of the Kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the earth as a testimony to all nations; and then the end will come.

Mark: 13
3When he was sitting on the Mount of Olives facing the temple he was questioned privately by Peter, James, John, and Andrew. 4'Tell us,' they said, 'when will this happen? What will be the sign when the fulfilment of all this is at hand?'
5Jesus began: 'Take care that no one misleads you. 6Many will come claiming my name, and saying, "I am he"; and many will be misled by them. 7'When you hear the noise of battle near at hand and the news of battles far away, do not be alarmed. Such things are bound to happen; but the end is still to come. 8For nation will make war upon nation, kingdom upon kingdom; there will be earthquakes in many places; there will be famines. With these things the birth-pangs of the new age begin.
9'As for you, be on your guard. You will be handed over to the courts. You will be flogged in synagogues. You will be summoned to appear before governors and kings on my account to testify in their presence. 10But before the end the Gospel must be proclaimed to all nations. 11So when you are arrested and taken away, do not worry beforehand about what you will say, but when the time comes say whatever is given you to say; for it will not be you who will be speaking, but the Holy Spirit. 12Brother will betray brother to death, and the father his child; children will turn against their parents and send them to their death. 13All will hate you for your allegiance to me; but the man who holds out to the end will be saved.

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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