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Bible Commentaries

The Gospels Compared

Luke 9

Verses 1-6

Jesus sends out the twelve disciples
Matthew 10:1-16 Mark 6:7-13 Luke 9:1-6
Matthew 10:1 And when he had called unto [him] his twelve disciples, he gave them power [against] unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease. Mark 6:7 And he called [unto him] the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits; Luke 9:1 Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases. Luke 9:2 And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick.

Compare the 4 lists of disciples
Matthew 10:2 Now the names of the twelve apostles are these;
The first, Simon , who is called Peter,
and Andrew his brother;

James [the son] of Zebedee,
and John his brother;
Matthew 10:3 Philip ,
and Bartholomew ;

Thomas ,
and Matthew the publican;

James [the son] of Alphaeus,
and Lebbaeus , whose surname was Thaddaeus;
Matthew 10:4 Simon the Canaanite,
and Judas Iscariot , who also betrayed him.
Matthew 10:5 These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into [any] city of the Samaritans enter ye not: Matthew 10:6But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Matthew 10:7And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. Matthew 10:8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.
Matthew 10:9 Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses, Mark 6:8 And commanded them that they should take nothing for [their] journey, save a staff only; Luke 9:3 And he said unto them, Take nothing for [your] journey, neither staves,
Matthew 10:10 Nor scrip for [your] journey, neither two coats, no scrip, no bread, no money in [their] purse: nor scrip, neither bread, neither money;
neither shoes, nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his meat. Mark 6:9 But [be] shod with sandals; and not put on two coats. neither have two coats apiece.
Matthew 10:11 And into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter, enquire who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go thence. Mark 6:10 And he said unto them, In what place soever ye enter into an house, there abide till ye depart from that place. Luke 9:4 And whatsoever house ye enter into, there abide, and thence depart.
Matthew 10:12 And when ye come into an house, salute it. Matthew 10:13 And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you.
Matthew 10:14 And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet. Mark 6:11 And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when ye depart thence, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them. Luke 9:5 And whosoever will not receive you, when ye go out of that city, shake off the very dust from your feet for a testimony against them.
Matthew 10:15 Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city. Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.
Matthew 10:16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.

End Matthew’s Account

Mark 6:12 And they went out, and preached that men should repent. Luke 9:6 And they departed, and went through the towns, preaching the gospel,
Mark 6:13 And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil
many that were sick, and healed [them]. and healing every where.


Lists of disciples compared
Matthew 10:2-4 Mark 3:13-19 Luke 6:12-16 Acts 1:13-14
Simon (Peter) Simon (Peter) Simon (Peter) Peter
James, Son of Zebedee James, Son of Zebedee James James
John, the brother of James John, the brother of James John John
Andrew Andrew Andrew Andrew
Philip Philip Philip Philip
Bartholemew Bartholemew Bartholemew Bartholemew
Matthew Matthew Matthew Matthew
Thomas Thomas Thomas Thomas
James, son of Alphaeus James, son of Alphaeus James, son of Alphaeus James, son of Alphaeus
Thaddaeus Thaddaeus - - - - - - - - - -
Simon the Zealot Simon the Zealot Simon the Zealot Simon the Zealot
Judas Iscariot Judas Iscariot Judas Iscariot
- - - - - - - - - - Judas the son of James Judas the son of James




The difference in content occurs with Thaddaeus and Judas the son of James. The most logical explanation is that both names describe the same person. Judas the son of James would have been sharing the name of Judas Iscariot, the betrayer of Christ. Most probably, he preferred to be called Thaddeus.

Verses 7-9

Herod kills John the Baptist
Matthew 14:1-12 Mark 6:14-29 Luke 9:7-9
Matthew 14:1 At that time Herod the tetrarch heard of the fame of Jesus, Mark 6:14 And king Herod heard [of him]; (for his name was spread abroad:) Luke 9:7 Now Herod the tetrarch heard of all that was done by him: and he was perplexed,
Matthew 14:2 And said unto his servants, This is John the Baptist; he is risen from the dead; and therefore mighty works do shew forth themselves in him. and he said, That John the Baptist was risen from the dead, and therefore mighty works do shew forth themselves in him. because that it was said of some, that John was risen from the dead;

Mark 6:15 Others said, That it is Elias. And others said, That it is a prophet, or as one of the prophets. Luke 9:8 And of some, that Elias had appeared; and of others, that one of the old prophets was risen again.

Mark 6:16 But when Herod heard [thereof], he said, It is John, whom I beheaded: he is risen from the dead. Luke 9:9 And Herod said, John have I beheaded: but who is this, of whom I hear such things? And he desired to see him.


End Luke’s Account


Matthew 14:3 For Herod had laid hold on John, and bound him, and put [him] in prison for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife. Mark 6:17 For Herod himself had sent forth and laid hold upon John, and bound him in prison for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife: for he had married her.
Matthew 14:4 For John said unto him, It is not lawful for thee to have her. Mark 6:18 For John had said unto Herod, It is not lawful for thee to have thy brother's wife.

Mark 6:19 Therefore Herodias had a quarrel against him, and would have killed him; but she could not:
Matthew 14:5 And when he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet. Mark 6:20 For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just man and an holy, and observed him; and when he heard him, he did many things, and heard him gladly.
Matthew 14:6 But when Herod's birthday was kept, Mark 6:21 And when a convenient day was come, that Herod on his birthday made a supper to his lords, high captains, and chief [estates] of Galilee;
the daughter of Herodias danced before them, and pleased Herod. Mark 6:22 And when the daughter of the said Herodias came in, and danced, and pleased Herod and them that sat with him,
Matthew 14:7 Whereupon he promised with an oath to give her whatsoever she would ask. the king said unto the damsel, Ask of me whatsoever thou wilt, and I will give [it] thee.

Mark 6:23 And he sware unto her, Whatsoever thou shalt ask of me, I will give [it] thee, unto the half of my kingdom.

Mark 6:24 And she went forth, and said unto her mother, What shall I ask? And she said, The head of John the Baptist.
Matthew 14:8 And she, being before instructed of her mother, said, Give me here John Baptist's head in a charger. Mark 6:25 And she came in straightway with haste unto the king, and asked, saying, I will that thou give me by and by in a charger the head of John the Baptist.
Matthew 14:9 And the king was sorry: nevertheless for the oath's sake, and them which sat with him at meat, he commanded [it] to be given [her]. Mark 6:26 And the king was exceeding sorry; [yet] for his oath's sake, and for their sakes which sat with him, he would not reject her.
Matthew 14:10 And he sent, and beheaded John in the prison. Mark 6:27 And immediately the king sent an executioner, and commanded his head to be brought: and he went and beheaded him in the prison,
Matthew 14:11 And his head was brought in a charger, and given to the damsel: and she brought [it] to her mother. Mark 6:28 And brought his head in a charger, and gave it to the damsel: and the damsel gave it to her mother.
Matthew 14:12 And his disciples came, and took up the body, and buried it, and went and told Jesus. Mark 6:29 And when his disciples heard [of it], they came and took up his corpse, and laid it in a tomb.

Verses 10-17

Jesus feeds five thousand
Matt 14:13-21 Mark 6:30-44 Luke 9:10-17 John 6:1-15
Mark 6:30 And the apostles gathered themselves together unto Jesus, and told him all things, both what they had done, and what they had taught. Luke 9:10 And the apostles, when they were returned, told him all that they had done.
Mark 6:31 And he said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while: for there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat.
Matthew 14:13 When Jesus heard [of it], he departed thence by ship into a desert place apart: Mark 6:32 And they departed into a desert place by ship privately. And he took them, and went aside privately into a desert place belonging to the city called Bethsaida. John 6:1 After these things Jesus went over the sea of Galilee, which is [the sea] of Tiberias.
and when the people had heard [thereof], they followed him on foot out of the cities. Mark 6:33 And the people saw them departing, and many knew him, and ran afoot thither out of all cities, and outwent them, and came together unto him. Luke 9:11 And the people, when they knew [it], followed him: John 6:2 And a great multitude followed him, because they saw his miracles which he did on them that were diseased.
John 6:3 And Jesus went up into a mountain, and there he sat with his disciples. John 6:4 And the passover, a feast of the Jews, was nigh.
Matthew 14:14 And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick. Mark 6:34 And Jesus, when he came out, saw much people, and was moved with compassion toward them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd: and he began to teach them many things. and he received them, and spake unto them of the kingdom of God, and healed them that had need of healing.
Matthew 14:15 And when it was evening, his disciples came to him, saying, This is a desert place, and the time is now past; Mark 6:35 And when the day was now far spent, his disciples came unto him, and said, This is a desert place, and now the time [is] far passed: Luke 9:12 And when the day began to wear away, then came the twelve, and said unto him,
send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves victuals. Mark 6:36 Send them away, that they may go into the country round about, and into the villages, and buy themselves bread: for they have nothing to eat. Send the multitude away, that they may go into the towns and country round about, and lodge, and get victuals: for we are here in a desert place. John 6:5 When Jesus then lifted up [his] eyes, and saw a great company come unto him,
Matthew 14:16 But Jesus said unto them, They need not depart; give ye them to eat. Mark 6:37 He answered and said unto them, Give ye them to eat. Luke 9:13 But he said unto them, Give ye them to eat. he saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat?



John 6:6 And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do.
Matthew 14:17 And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes. And they say unto him, Shall we go and buy two hundred pennyworth of bread, and give them to eat? And they said, We have no more but five loaves and two fishes; except we should go and buy meat for all this people. John 6:7 Philip answered him, Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may take a little.
Matthew 14:18 He said, Bring them hither to me. Mark 6:38 He saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? go and see.

And when they knew, they say,

John 6:8 One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, saith unto him,
Five, and two fishes.

John 6:9 There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many?
Matthew 14:19 And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, Mark 6:39 And he commanded them to make all sit down by companies upon the green grass. Luke 9:14 For they were about five thousand men. And he said to his disciples, Make them sit down by fifties in a company. John 6:10 And Jesus said, Make the men sit down. Now there was much grass in the place.

Mark 6:40 And they sat down in ranks, by hundreds, and by fifties. Luke 9:15 And they did so, and made them all sit down. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand.
and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves to [his] disciples, and the disciples to the multitude. Mark 6:41 And when he had taken the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and brake the loaves, and gave [them] to his disciples to set before them; and the two fishes divided he among them all. Luke 9:16 Then he took the five loaves and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed them, and brake, and gave to the disciples to set before the multitude. John 6:11 And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would.
Matthew 14:20 And they did all eat, and were filled: Mark 6:42 And they did all eat, and were filled. Luke 9:17 And they did eat, and were all filled: John 6:12 When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost.
and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full. Mark 6:43 And they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments, and of the fishes. and there was taken up of fragments that remained to them twelve baskets. John 6:13 Therefore they gathered [them] together, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves, which remained over and above unto them that had eaten.
Matthew 14:21 And they that had eaten were about five thousand men, beside women and children. Mark 6:44 And they that did eat of the loaves were about five thousand men.

John 6:14 Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world. John 6:15 When Jesus therefore perceived that they would come and take him by force, to make him a king, he departed again into a mountain himself alone.

Verses 18-21

Peter says Jesus is the Messiah
Matthew 16:13-20 Mark 8:27-30 Luke 9:18-21
Matthew 16:13 When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? Mark 8:27 And Jesus went out, and his disciples, into the towns of Caesarea Philippi: and by the way he asked his disciples, saying unto them, Whom do men say that I am? Luke 9:18 And it came to pass, as he was alone praying, his disciples were with him: and he asked them, saying, Whom say the people that I am?
Matthew 16:14 And they said, Some [say that thou art] John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets. Mark 8:28 And they answered, John the Baptist: but some [say], Elias; and others, One of the prophets. Luke 9:19 They answering said, John the Baptist; but some [say], Elias; and others [say], that one of the old prophets is risen again.
Matthew 16:15 He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? Mark 8:29 And he saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? Luke 9:20 He said unto them, But whom say ye that I am?
Matthew 16:16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. And Peter answereth and saith unto him, Thou art the Christ. Peter answering said, The Christ of God.
Matthew 16:17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed [it] unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. Matthew 16:18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. Matthew 16:19 And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
Matthew 16:20 Then charged he his disciples that they should tell no man that he was Jesus the Christ. Mark 8:30 And he charged them that they should tell no man of him. Luke 9:21 And he straitly charged them, and commanded [them] to tell no man that thing;

Verses 22-27

Jesus predicts his death the first time
Matthew 16:21-28 Mark 8:31 - 9:1 Luke 9:22-27
Matthew 16:21 From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day. Mark 8:31 And he began to teach them, that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders, and [of] the chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. Luke 9:22 Saying, The Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be slain, and be raised the third day.
Matthew 16:22 Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee. Mark 8:32 And he spake that saying openly. And Peter took him, and began to rebuke him.
Matthew 16:23 But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men. Mark 8:33 But when he had turned about and looked on his disciples, he rebuked Peter, saying, Get thee behind me, Satan: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but the things that be of men.
Matthew 16:24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any [man] will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. Mark 8:34 And when he had called the people [unto him] with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. Luke 9:23 And he said to [them] all, If any [man] will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
Matthew 16:25 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. Mark 8:35 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it. Luke 9:24 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.
Matthew 16:26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Mark 8:36 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Luke 9:25 For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away?
or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? Mark 8:37 Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

Mark 8:38 Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, Luke 9:26 For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed,
Matthew 16:27 For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works. when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels. when he shall come in his own glory, and [in his] Father's, and of the holy angels.
Matthew 16:28 Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom. Mark 9:1 And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That there be some of them that stand here, which shall not taste of death, till they have seen the kingdom of God come with power. Luke 9:27 But I tell you of a truth, there be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the kingdom of God.

Verses 28-36

Jesus is transfigured on the mountain
Matthew 17:1-13 Mark 9:2-13 Luke 9:28-36
Matthew 17:1 And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart, Mark 9:2 And after six days Jesus taketh [with him] Peter, and James, and John, and leadeth them up into an high mountain apart by themselves: Luke 9:28 And it came to pass about an eight days after these sayings, he took Peter and John and James, and went up into a mountain to pray.
Matthew 17:2 And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and he was transfigured before them. Luke 9:29 And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was altered,
and his raiment was white as the light. Mark 9:3 And his raiment became shining, exceeding white as snow; so as no fuller on earth can white them. and his raiment [was] white [and] glistering.
Matthew 17:3 And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him. Mark 9:4 And there appeared unto them Elias with Moses: and they were talking with Jesus. Luke 9:30 And, behold, there talked with him two men, which were Moses and Elias:
Luke 9:31 Who appeared in glory, and spake of his decease which he should accomplish at Jerusalem. Luke 9:32But Peter and they that were with him were heavy with sleep: and when they were awake, they saw his glory, and the two men that stood with him. Luke 9:33 And it came to pass, as they departed from him,
Matthew 17:4 Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias. Mark 9:5 And Peter answered and said to Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias. Peter said unto Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias:

Mark 9:6 For he wist not what to say; for they were sore afraid. not knowing what he said.
Matthew 17:5 While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: Mark 9:7 And there was a cloud that overshadowed them: Luke 9:34 While he thus spake, there came a cloud, and overshadowed them: and they feared as they entered into the cloud.
and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him. and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him. Luke 9:35 And there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him.
Matthew 17:6 And when the disciples heard [it], they fell on their face, and were sore afraid. Matthew 17:7 And Jesus came and touched them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid.
Matthew 17:8 And when they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no man, save Jesus only. Mark 9:8 And suddenly, when they had looked round about, they saw no man any more, save Jesus only with themselves. Luke 9:36 And when the voice was past, Jesus was found alone. And they kept [it] close, and told no man in those days any of those things which they had seen.


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Matthew 17:9 And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying, Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man be risen again from the dead. Mark 9:9 And as they came down from the mountain, he charged them that they should tell no man what things they had seen, till the Son of man were risen from the dead.

Mark 9:10 And they kept that saying with themselves, questioning one with another what the rising from the dead should mean.
Matthew 17:10 And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes that Elias must first come? Mark 9:11 And they asked him, saying, Why say the scribes that Elias must first come?
Matthew 17:11 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things. Mark 9:12 And he answered and told them, Elias verily cometh first, and restoreth all things; and how it is written of the Son of man, that he must suffer many things, and be set at nought.
Matthew 17:12 But I say unto you, That Elias is come already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed. Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them. Mark 9:13 But I say unto you, That Elias is indeed come, and they have done unto him whatsoever they listed, as it is written of him.
Matthew 17:13 Then the disciples understood that he spake unto them of John the Baptist.

Verses 37-43

Jesus heals a demon-possessed boy
Matthew 17:14-21 Mark 9:14-29 Luke 9:37-43
Matthew 17:14 And when they were come to the multitude, Mark 9:14 And when he came to [his] disciples, he saw a great multitude about them, and the scribes questioning with them. Luke 9:37 And it came to pass, that on the next day, when they were come down from the hill, much people met him.
Mark 9:15 And straightway all the people, when they beheld him, were greatly amazed, and running to [him] saluted him. Mark 9:16 And he asked the scribes, What question ye with them?
Matthew 17:14 there came to him a [certain] man, kneeling down to him, and saying, Mark 9:17 And one of the multitude answered and said, Luke 9:38 And, behold, a man of the company cried out, saying,
Matthew 17:15 Lord, have mercy on my son: Master, I have brought unto thee my son, Master, I beseech thee, look upon my son: for he is mine only child.
for he is lunatick, which hath a dumb spirit; Luke 9:39 And, lo, a spirit taketh him,
and sore vexed: for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water. Mark 9:18 And wheresoever he taketh him, he teareth him: and he foameth, and gnasheth with his teeth, and pineth away: and he suddenly crieth out; and it teareth him that he foameth again, and bruising him hardly departeth from him.
Matthew 17:16 And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him. and I spake to thy disciples that they should cast him out; and they could not. Luke 9:40 And I besought thy disciples to cast him out; and they could not.
Matthew 17:17 Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him hither to me. Mark 9:19 He answereth him, and saith, O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him unto me. Luke 9:41 And Jesus answering said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you, and suffer you? Bring thy son hither.

Mark 9:20 And they brought him unto him: and when he saw him, straightway the spirit tare him; and he fell on the ground, and wallowed foaming. Luke 9:42 And as he was yet a coming, the devil threw him down, and tare [him].
Mark 9:21 And he asked his father, How long is it ago since this came unto him? And he said, Of a child. Mark 9:22 And ofttimes it hath cast him into the fire, and into the waters, to destroy him: but if thou canst do any thing, have compassion on us, and help us. Mark 9:23 Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things [are] possible to him that believeth. Mark 9:24 And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.
Matthew 17:18 And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour. Mark 9:25 When Jesus saw that the people came running together, he rebuked the foul spirit, saying unto him, [Thou] dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him. Luke 9:42 And Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the child, and delivered him again to his father.
Mark 9:26 And [the spirit] cried, and rent him sore, and came out of him: and he was as one dead; insomuch that many said, He is dead. Mark 9:27 But Jesus took him by the hand, and lifted him up; and he arose.
Matthew 17:19 Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out? Mark 9:28 And when he was come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, Why could not we cast him out? Luke 9:43 And they were all amazed at the mighty power of God. But while they wondered every one at all things which Jesus did, he said unto his disciples,


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Matthew 17:20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
Matthew 17:21 Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting. Mark 9:29 And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.

Verses 44-45

Jesus predicts his death
Matthew 17:22-23 Mark 9:30-32 Luke 9:44-45
Matthew 17:22 And while they abode in Galilee, Mark 9:30 And they departed thence, and passed through Galilee; and he would not that any man should know [it].
Jesus said unto them, The Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of men: Mark 9:31 For he taught his disciples, and said unto them, The Son of man is delivered into the hands of men, Luke 9:44 Let these sayings sink down into your ears: for the Son of man shall be delivered into the hands of men.
Matthew 17:23 And they shall kill him, and the third day he shall be raised again. And they were exceeding sorry. and they shall kill him; and after that he is killed, he shall rise the third day.

Mark 9:32 But they understood not that saying, and were afraid to ask him. Luke 9:45 But they understood not this saying, and it was hid from them, that they perceived it not: and they feared to ask him of that saying.

Verses 46-50

The disciples argue about who would be the greatest
Matthew 18:1-6 Mark 9:33-41 Luke 9:46-50
Matthew 18:1 At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? Mark 9:33 And he came to Capernaum: and being in the house he asked them, What was it that ye disputed among yourselves by the way? Luke 9:46 Then there arose a reasoning among them, which of them should be greatest.
Mark 9:34 But they held their peace: for by the way they had disputed among themselves, who [should be] the greatest. Mark 9:35 And he sat down, and called the twelve, and saith unto them, If any man desire to be first, [the same] shall be last of all, and servant of all.
Matthew 18:2 And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, Mark 9:36 And he took a child, and set him in the midst of them: and when he had taken him in his arms, he said unto them, Luke 9:47 And Jesus, perceiving the thought of their heart, took a child, and set him by him,
Matthew 18:3 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 18:4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 18:5 And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me. Mark 9:37 Whosoever shall receive one of such children in my name, receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me, receiveth not me, but him that sent me. Luke 9:48 And said unto them, Whosoever shall receive this child in my name receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me receiveth him that sent me: for he that is least among you all, the same shall be great.
The disciples forbid another to use Jesus' name
Mark 9:38 And John answered him, saying, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name, and he followeth not us: and we forbad him, because he followeth not us. Luke 9:49 And John answered and said, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name; and we forbad him, because he followeth not with us.
Mark 9:39 But Jesus said, Forbid him not: for there is no man which shall do a miracle in my name, that can lightly speak evil of me. Luke 9:50 And Jesus said unto him, Forbid [him] not:
Mark 9:40 For he that is not against us is on our part. for he that is not against us is for us.

End Luke’s Account
Mark 9:41 For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward.
Matthew 18:6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and [that] he were drowned in the depth of the sea. Mark 9:42 And whosoever shall offend one of [these] little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea.

Verses 51-62

Jesus heals Peter's mother-in-law and many others
Matthew 8:14-17 Mark 1:29-34 Luke 4:38-41
Matthew 8:14 And when Jesus was come into Peter's house, he saw his wife's mother laid, and sick of a fever. Mark 1:29 And forthwith, when they were come out of the synagogue, they entered into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. Luke 4:38 And he arose out of the synagogue, and entered into Simon's house. And Simon's wife's mother was taken with a great fever; and they besought him for her.

Mark 1:30 But Simon's wife's mother lay sick of a fever, and anon they tell him of her.
Matthew 8:15 And he touched her hand, and the fever left her: and she arose, and ministered unto them. Mark 1:31 And he came and took her by the hand, and lifted her up; and immediately the fever left her, and she ministered unto them. Luke 4:39 And he stood over her, and rebuked the fever; and it left her: and immediately she arose and ministered unto them.
Matthew 8:16 When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with [his] word, and healed all that were sick: Mark 1:32 And at even, when the sun did set, they brought unto him all that were diseased, and them that were possessed with devils. Luke 4:40 Now when the sun was setting, all they that had any sick with divers diseases brought them unto him; and he laid his hands on every one of them, and healed them.

Mark 1:33 And all the city was gathered together at the door.

Mark 1:34 And he healed many that were sick of divers diseases, and cast out many devils; and suffered not the devils to speak, because they knew him. Luke 4:41 And devils also came out of many, crying out, and saying, Thou art Christ the Son of God. And he rebuking [them] suffered them not to speak: for they knew that he was Christ.
Matthew 8:17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare [our] sicknesses.

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"Commentary on Luke 9". "The Gospels Compared". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tgc/luke-9.html. 2014.