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

katapi HOME The Two Foundations - Mt.7.24-29  Lk.6.47-49       | NEB Books | notes

Matthew: 7
24'What then of the man who hears these words of mine and acts upon them? He is like a man who had the sense to build his house on rock. 25The rain came down, the floods rose, the wind blew, and beat upon that house; but it did not fall, because its foundations were on rock 26But what of the man who hears these words of mine and does not act upon them? He is like a man who was foolish enough to build his house on sand. 27The rain came down, the floods rose, the wind blew, and beat upon that house; down it fell with a great crash.'
28When Jesus had finished this discourse the people as were astounded at his teaching; 29unlike their own teachers he taught with a note of authority.

Luke: 6
47Everyone who comes to me and hears what I say, and acts upon it—I will show you what he is like. 48He is like a man who, in building his house, dug deep and laid the foundations on rock. When the flood came, the river burst upon that house, but could not shift it, because it had been soundly built. 49But he who hears and does not act is like a man who built his house on the soil without foundations. As soon as the river burst upon it, the house collapsed, and fell with a great crash.'

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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