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John: 20
1EARLY ON THE SUNDAY MORNING, while it was still dark, Mary of Magdala came to the tomb. She saw that the stone had been moved away from the entrance, 2and ran to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved. 'They have taken the Lord out of his tomb,' she cried, 'and we do not know where they have laid him.' 3So Peter and the other set out and made their way to the tomb. 4They were running side by side, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. 5He peered in and saw the linen wrappings lying there, but did not enter. 6Then Simon Peter came up, following him, and he went into the tomb. He saw the linen wrappings lying, 7and the napkin which had been over his head, not lying with the wrappings but rolled together in a place by itself. 8Then the disciple who had reached the tomb first went in too, and he saw and believed; 9until then they had not understood the scriptures, which showed that he must rise from the dead.
10So the disciples went home again.

Matthew: 28
1THE SABBATH HAD PASSED, and it was about daybreak on Sunday, when Mary of Magdala and the other Mary came to look at the grave. 2Suddenly there was a violent earthquake; an angel of the Lord descended from heaven; he came to the stone and rolled it away, and sat himself down on it. 3His face shone like lightning; his garments were white as snow. 4At the sight of him the guards shook with fear and lay like the dead.
5The angel then addressed the women: 'You', he said, 'have nothing to fear. I know you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. 6He is not here; he has been raised again, as he said he would be. Come and see the place where he was laid, 7and then go quickly and tell his disciples: "He has been raised from the dead and is going on before you into Galilee; there you will see him." That is what I had to tell you.'
8They hurried away from the tomb in awe and great joy, and ran to tell the disciples. 9Suddenly Jesus was there in their path. He gave them his greeting, and they came up and clasped his feet, falling prostrate before him. 10Then Jesus said to them, 'Do not be afraid. Go and take word to my brothers that they are to leave for Galilee. They will see me there.'

Mark: 16
1When the Sabbath was over, Mary of Magdala, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought [Some witnesses omit: When the Sabbath ... Salome, reading: And they went and bought ...] aromatic oils intending to go and anoint him; 2and very early on the Sunday morning, just after sunrise, they came to the tomb. 3They were wondering among themselves who would roll away the stone for them from the entrance to the tomb, 4when they looked up and saw that the stone, huge as it was, had been rolled back already. 5They went into the tomb, where they saw a youth sitting on the right-hand side, wearing a white robe; and they were dumbfounded. 6But he said to them, 'Fear nothing; you are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen; he is not here; look, there is the place where they laid him. 7But go and give this message to his disciples and Peter: "He will go on before you into Galilee; there you will see him, as he told you." ' 8Then they went out and ran away from the tomb, beside themselves with terror. They said nothing to anybody, for they were afraid.

[At this point some of the most ancient manuscripts bring the book to a close.]

[Some manuscripts add this paragraph, which in one of them is the conclusion of the book.]

And they delivered all these instructions briefly to Peter and his companions. Afterwards Jesus himself sent out by them from east to west the sacred and imperishable message of eternal salvation.

[Some witnesses give verses 9-20 either instead of, or in addition to, the paragraph: 'And they delivered ... eternal salvation', (here printed before verse 9), and so bring the book to a close. Others insert additional matter.]

Luke: 24
1But on the Sunday morning very early they came to the tomb bringing the spices they had prepared. 2Finding that the stone had been rolled away from the tomb, 3they went inside; but the body was not to be found. 4While they stood utterly at a loss, all of a sudden two men in dazzling garments were at their side. 5They were terrified, and stood with eyes cast down, but the men said, 'Why search among the dead for one who lives? [Some witnesses insert: He is not here: he has been raised.] 6Remember what he told you while he was still in Galilee, about the Son of Man: 7how he must be given up into the power of sinful men and be crucified, and must rise again on the third day.' 8Then they recalled his words 9and, returning from the tomb, they reported all this to the Eleven and all the others. 10The women were Mary of Magdala, Joanna, and Mary the mother [Or: wife; or: daughter.] of James, and they, with the other women, told the apostles. 11But the story appeared to them to be nonsense, and they would not believe them." 12[Some manuscripts add: (12) Peter, however, got up and ran to the tomb, and, peering in, saw the wrappings and nothing more; and he went home amazed at what had happened.]

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.
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