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Matthew: 12
38At this some of the doctors of the law and the Pharisees said, 'Master, we should like you to show us a sign.' 39He answered: 'It is a wicked, godless generation that asks for a sign; and the only sign that will be given it is the sign of the prophet Jonah. 40Jonah was in the sea-monster's belly for three days and three nights, and in the same way the Son of Man will be three days and three nights in the bowels of the earth. 41At the Judgement, when this generation is on trial, the men of Nineveh will appear against it [Or: will rise together with it.] and ensure its condemnation, for they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and what is here is greater than Jonah. 42The Queen of the South will appear at the Judgement when this generation is on trial, [Or: At the judgement the Queen of the South will be raised to life together with this generation.] and ensure its condemnation, for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and what is here is greater than Solomon.

Mark: 8
11Then the Pharisees came out and engaged him in discussion. 12To test him they asked him for a sign from heaven. He sighed deeply to himself and said, 'Why does this generation ask for a sign? I tell you this: no sign shall be given to this generation.'

Luke: 11
29With the crowds swarming round him he went on to say: 'This is a wicked generation. It demands a sign, and the only sign that will be given to it is the sign of Jonah. 30For just as Jonah was a sign to the Ninevites, so will the Son of Man be to this generation. 31At the Judgement, when the men of this generation are on trial, the Queen of the South will appear against [Or: will be raised to life together with ...] them and ensure their condemnation, for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and what is here is greater than Solomon. 32The men of Nineveh will appear at the Judgement when this generation is on trial, and ensure [Or: At Judgement the men of Nineveh will rise again together with this generation and will ensure ...] its condemnation, for they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and what is here is greater than Jonah.

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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