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katapi HOME The Death of Jesus - Lk.23.44-49  Mt.27.45-56  Mk.15.33-41  Jn.19.28-30   | NEB Books | notes

Luke: 23
44By now it was about midday and a darkness fell over the whole land, which lasted until three in the afternoon; the sun's light failed

Matthew: 27
45Darkness fell over the whole land from midday until three in the afternoon; 46and about three Jesus cried aloud, 'Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?', which means, 'My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?' 47Some of the bystanders, on hearing this, said, 'He is calling Elijah.' 48One of them ran at once and fetched a sponge, which he soaked in sour wine, and held it to his lips on the end of a cane. 49But the others said, 'Let us see if Elijah will come to save him.'
50Jesus again gave a loud cry, and breathed his last. 51At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. There was an earthquake, the rocks split 52and the graves opened, and many of God's saints arose from sleep; 53and coming out of their graves after his resurrection they entered the Holy City, where many saw them. 54And when the centurion and his men who were keeping watch over Jesus saw the earthquake and all that was happening, they were filled with awe, and they said, 'Truly this man was a son of God.' [Or: the Son of God.]
55A NUMBER OF WOMEN were also present, watching from a distance; they had followed Jesus from Galilee and waited on him. 56Among them were Mary of Magdala, Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.

Mark: 15
33At midday darkness fell over the whole land, which lasted till three in the afternoon; 34and at three Jesus cried aloud, 'Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?', which means, 'My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?' [Some witnesses read: My God, My God, why hast thou shamed me?] 35Some of the passers-by, on hearing this, said, 'Hark, he is calling Elijah.' 36A man ran and soaked a sponge in sour wine and held it to his lips on the end of a cane. 'Let us see', he said, 'if Elijah will come to take him down.'
37Then Jesus gave a loud cry and died. 38And the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. 39And when the centurion who was standing opposite him saw how he died, [Some witnesses read: saw that he died with a cry.] he said, 'Truly this man was a son of God.' [Or: the Son of God.]
40A NUMBER OF WOMEN were also present, watching from a distance. Among them were Mary of Magdala, Mary the mother of James the younger and of Joseph, and Salome, 41who had all followed him and waited on him when he was in Galilee, and there were several others who had come up to Jerusalem with him.

John: 19
28After that, Jesus, aware that all had now come to its appointed end, said in fulfilment of Scripture, 'I thirst.' 29A jar stood there full of sour wine; so they soaked a sponge with the wine, fixed it on a javelin, [So one witness; the others read: on marjoram.] and held it up to his lips. 30Having received the wine, he said, 'It is accomplished!' He bowed his head and gave up his spirit. [Or: breathed out his life.]

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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