katapi New Study Bible - Synopsis of the Gospels - New English Bible (New Testament)

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Matthew: 1
18THIS IS THE STORY of the birth of the Messiah. Mary his mother was betrothed to Joseph; before their marriage she found that she was with child by the Holy Spirit.

Luke: 2
1IN THOSE DAYS a decree was issued by the Emperor Augustus for a registration throughout the Roman world. 2This was the first registration of its kind; it took place when Quirinius [Or: This was the first registration carried out while Quirinius ...] was governor of Syria. 3For this purpose everyone made his way to his own town; 4and so Joseph went up to Judaea from the town of Nazareth in Galilee, 5to register at the city of David, called Bethlehem, [4.] because he was of the house of David by descent; [5.] and with him went Mary who was betrothed to him. She was expecting a child, 6and while they were there the time came for her child to be born, 7and she gave birth to a son, her first-born. She wrapped him in his swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them to lodge in the house.

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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