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

katapi HOME The Appearance of Jesus to the Disciples - Jn.20.19-23  Mt.28.16-20  Mk.16.14-18  Lk.24.36-49  Ac.1.6-8 | NEB Books | notes

John: 20
19Late that Sunday evening, when the disciples were together behind locked doors, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them. 'Peace be with you!' he said, 20and then showed them his hands and his side. So when the disciples saw the Lord, they were filled with joy. 21Jesus repeated, 'Peace be with you!', and then said, 'As the Father sent me, so I send you.' 22He then breathed on them, saying, 'Receive the Holy Spirit! 23If you forgive any man's sins, they stand forgiven; if you pronounce them unforgiven, unforgiven they remain.'

Matthew: 28
16The eleven disciples made their way to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to meet him. 17When they saw him, they fell prostrate before him, though some were doubtful. 18Jesus then came up and is spoke to them. He said: 'Full authority in heaven and on earth has been committed to me. 19Go forth therefore and make all nations my disciples; baptize men everywhere in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20and teach them to observe all that I have commanded you. And be assured, I am with you always, to the end of time.'

Mark: 16
14Afterwards while the Eleven were at table he appeared to them and reproached them for their incredulity and dullness, because they had not believed those who had seen him risen from the dead. 15Then he said to them: 'Go forth to every part of the world, and proclaim the Good News to the whole creation. 16Those who believe it and receive baptism will find salvation; those who do not believe will be condemned. 17Faith will bring with it these miracles: believers will cast out devils in my name and speak in strange tongues; 18if they handle snakes or drink any deadly poison, they will come to no harm; and the sick on whom they lay their hands will recover.'

Luke: 24
36As they were talking about all this, there he was, standing among them. [Some witnesses insert: And he said to them, 'Peace be with you!'] 37Startled and terrified, they thought they were seeing a ghost. 38But he said, 'Why are you so perturbed? Why do questionings arise in your minds? 39Look at my hands and feet. It is I myself. Touch me and see; no ghost has flesh and bones as you can see that I have.'" 40[Some manuscripts insert: After saying this he showed them his hands and feet.] 41They were still unconvinced, still wondering, for it seemed too good to be true. So he asked them, 'Have you anything here to eat?' 42They offered him a piece of fish they had cooked, 43which he took and ate before their eyes.
44And he said to them, 'This is what I meant by saying, while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the Law of Moses and in the prophets and psalms was bound to be fulfilled.' 45Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures. 46'This', he said, 'is what is written: that the Messiah is to suffer death and to rise from the dead on the third day, 47and that in his name repentance bringing the forgiveness of sins is to be proclaimed to all nations. Begin from Jerusalem: 48it is you who are the witnesses to all this. 49And mark this: I am sending upon you my Father's promised gift; so stay here in this city until you are armed with the power from above.'

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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