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Matthew: 16
1The Pharisees and Sadducees came, and to test him they asked him to show them a sign from heaven. 2His answer was: [Some manuscripts here insert 'In the evening you say, "It will be fine weather, for the sky is red"; 3"and in the morning you say, "It will be stormy today; the sky is red and lowering." You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky; can you not interpret the signs of the times?'] 4'It is a wicked generation that asks for a sign; and the only sign that will be given it is the sign of Jonah.' So they went off and left them.

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.' 13With that he left them, re-embarked, and went off to the other side of the lake.

Luke: 12
54He also said to the people, 'When you see cloud banking up in the west, you say at once, "It is going to rain", and rain it does. 55And when the wind is from the south, you say, "There will be a heat-wave", and there is. 56What hypocrites you are! You know how to interpret the appearance of earth and sky; how is it you cannot interpret this fateful hour?

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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