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Mark: 14
1NOW THE FESTIVAL of Passover and Unleavened Bread was only two days off; and the chief priests and the doctors of the law were trying to devise some cunning plan to seize him and put him to death. 2'It must not be during the festival,' they said, 'or we should have rioting among the people.'

Matthew: 26
1WHEN JESUS HAD FINISHED this discourse he said to his disciples, 2'You know that in two days' time it will be Passover, and the Son of Man is to be handed over for crucifixion.'
3Then the chief priests and the elders of the nation met in the palace of the High Priest, Caiaphas; 4and there they conferred together on a scheme to have Jesus arrested by some trick and put to death. 5'It must not be during the festival,' they said, 'or there may be rioting among the people.'


Luke: 22
1NOW THE FESTIVAL of Unleavened Bread, known as Passover, was approaching, 2and the chief priests and the doctors of the law were trying to devise some means of doing away with him; for they were afraid of the people.

John: 11
45NOW MANY of the Jews who had come to visit Mary and had seen what Jesus did, put their faith in him. 46But some of them went off to the Pharisees and reported what he had done.
47Thereupon the chief priests and the Pharisees convened a meeting of the Council. 'What action are we taking?' they said. 'This man is performing many signs. 48If we leave him alone like this the whole populace will believe in him. Then the Romans will come and sweep away our temple and our nation.' 49But one of them, Caiaphas, who was High Priest that year, said, 'You know nothing whatever; 50you do not use your judgement; it is more to your interest that one man should die for the people, than that the whole nation should be destroyed.' 51He did not say this of his own accord, but as the High Priest in office that year, he was prophesying that Jesus would die for the nation— 52would die not for the nation alone but to gather together the scattered children of God. 53So from that day on they plotted his death.

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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