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Bible Commentaries

The Gospels Compared


- Matthew

Chronological Index of Gospel Events
Event Matt Mark Luke John
Luke's purpose in writing  
Luke 1:1-4
God became a human being  

John 1:1-18
The ancestors of Jesus Matthew 1:1-17
Luke 3:23-38
An angel promises the birth of John to Zechariah  
Luke 1:5-25
An angel promises the birth of Jesus to Mary  
Luke 1:26-38
Mary visits Elizabeth  
Luke 1:39-56
John the Baptist is born  
Luke 1:57-80
An angel appears to Joseph Matthew 1:18-25

Jesus is born in Bethlehem  
Luke 2:1-7
Shepherds visit Jesus  
Luke 2:8-20
Mary and Joseph bring Jesus to the temple  
Luke 2:21-40
Visitors arrive from eastern lands Matthew 2:1-12

The escape to Egypt Matthew 2:13-18

The return to Nazareth Matthew 2:19-23

Jesus speaks with the religious teachers  
Luke 2:41-52
John the Baptist prepares the way for Jesus Matthew 3:1-12 Mark 1:1-8 Luke 3:1-18
John baptizes Jesus Matthew 3:13-17 Mark 1:9-11 Luke 3:21-22
Satan tempts Jesus in the desert Matthew 4:1-11 Mark 1:12-13 Luke 4:1-13
John the Baptist declares his mission  

John 1:19-28
John the Baptist proclaims Jesus as the Messiah  

John 1:29-34
The first disciples follow Jesus  

John 1:35-51
Jesus turns water into wine  

John 2:1-12
Jesus clears the temple  

John 2:12-25
Nicodemus visits Jesus at night  

John 3:1-21
John the Baptist tells more about Jesus  

John 3:22-36
Herod puts John in prison  
Luke 3:19-20
Jesus talks to a woman at the well  

John 4:1-26
Jesus tells about the spiritual harvest  

John 4:27-38
Many Samaritans believe in Jesus  

John 4:39-42
Jesus preaches in Galilee Matthew 4:12-17 Mark 1:14-15 Luke 4:14-15 John 4:43-45
Jesus heals a government official's son  

John 4:46-54
Jesus is rejected at Nazareth  
Luke 4:16-30
Four fishermen follow Jesus Matthew 4:18-22 Mark 1:16-20

Jesus teaches with great authority   Mark 1:21-28 Luke 4:31-37
Jesus heals Peter's mother-in-law and many others Matthew 8:14-17 Mark 1:29-34 Luke 4:38-41
Jesus preaches throughout Galilee Matthew 4:23-25 Mark 1:35-39 Luke 4:42-44
Jesus provides a miraculous catch of fish  
Luke 5:1-11
Jesus heals a man with leprosy Matthew 8:1-4 Mark 1:40-45 Luke 5:12-16
Jesus heals a paralyzed man Matthew 9:1-8 Mark 2:1-12 Luke 5:17-26
Jesus eats with sinners at Matthew's house Matthew 9:9-13 Mark 2:13-17 Luke 5:27-32
Religious leaders ask Jesus about fasting Matthew 9:14-17 Mark 2:18-22 Luke 5:33-39
Jesus heals a lame man by the pool  

John 5:1-18
Jesus claims to be God's Son  

John 5:19-30
Jesus supports his claim  

John 5:31-47
The disciples pick wheat on the Sabbath Matthew 12:1-8 Mark 2:23-28 Luke 6:1-5
Jesus heals a man's hand on the Sabbath Matthew 12:9-14 Mark 3:1-6 Luke 6:6-11
Large crowds follow Jesus Matthew 12:15-21 Mark 3:7-12

Jesus selects the twelve disciples   Mark 3:13-19 Luke 6:12-16
Jesus gives the Beatitudes Matthew 5:1-12
Luke 6:17-26
Jesus teaches about salt and light Matthew 5:13-16

Jesus teaches about the law Matthew 5:17-20

Jesus teaches about anger Matthew 5:21-26

Jesus teaches about lust Matthew 5:27-30

Jesus teaches about divorce Matthew 5:31-32

Jesus teaches about vows Matthew 5:33-37

Jesus teaches about retaliation Matthew 5:38-42

Jesus teaches about loving enemies Matthew 5:43-48
Luke 6:27-36
Jesus teaches about giving to the needy Matthew 6:1-4

Jesus teaches about prayer Matthew 6:5-15

Jesus teaches about fasting Matthew 6:16-18

Jesus teaches about money Matthew 6:19-24

Jesus teaches about worry Matthew 6:25-34

Jesus teaches about criticizing others Matthew 7:1-6
Luke 6:37-42
Jesus teaches about asking, seeking, knocking Matthew 7:7-12

Jesus teaches about the way to heaven Matthew 7:13-14

Jesus teaches about fruit in people's lives Matthew 7:15-20
Luke 6:43-45
Jesus teaches about those who build houses on rock and sand Matthew 7:21-29
Luke 6:46-49
A Roman centurion demonstrates faith Matthew 8:5-13
Luke 7:1-10
Jesus raises a widow's son from the dead  
Luke 7:11-17
Jesus eases John's doubt Matthew 11:1-19
Luke 7:18-35
Jesus promises rest for the soul Matthew 11:20-30

A sinful woman anoints Jesus' feet  
Luke 7:36-50
Women accompany Jesus and the disciples  
Luke 8:1-3
Religious leaders accuse Jesus of being under Satan's power Matthew 12:22-37 Mark 3:20-30

Religious leaders ask Jesus for a miracle Matthew 12:38-45

Jesus describes his true family Matthew 12:46-50 Mark 3:31-35 Luke 8:19-21
Jesus tells the parable of the four soils Matthew 13:1-9 Mark 4:1-9 Luke 8:4-8
Jesus explains the parable of the four soils Matthew 13:10-23 Mark 4:10-25 Luke 8:9-18
Jesus tells the parable of the growing seed   Mark 4:26-29

Jesus tells the parable of the weeds Matthew 13:24-30

Jesus tells the parable of the mustard seed Matthew 13:31-32 Mark 4:30-34

Jesus tells the parable of the yeast Matthew 13:33-35

Jesus explains the parable of the weeds Matthew 13:36-43

Jesus tells the parable of hidden treasure Matthew 13:44

Jesus tells the parable of the pearl merchant Matthew 13:45-46

Jesus tells the parable of the fishing net Matthew 13:47-52

Jesus calms the storm Matthew 8:23-27 Mark 4:35-41 Luke 8:22-25
Jesus sends the demons into a herd of pigs Matthew 8:28-34 Mark 5:1-20 Luke 8:26-39
Jesus heals a bleeding woman and restores a girl to life Matthew 9:18-26 Mark 5:21-43 Luke 8:40-56
Jesus heals the blind and mute Matthew 9:27-34

The people of Nazareth refuse to believe Matthew 13:53-58 Mark 6:1-6

Jesus urges the disciples to pray for workers Matthew 9:35-38

Jesus sends out the twelve disciples Matthew 10:1-16 Mark 6:7-13 Luke 9:1-6
Jesus prepares the disciples for persecution Matthew 10:17-42

Herod kills John the Baptist Matthew 14:1-12 Mark 6:14-29 Luke 9:7-9
Jesus feeds live thousand Matthew 14:13-21 Mark 6:30-44 Luke 9:10-17
Jesus walks on water Matthew 14:22-33 Mark 6:45-52
John 6:16-21
Jesus heals all who touch him Matthew 14:34-36 Mark 6:53-56

Jesus is the true bread from heaven  

John 6:22-40
The Jews disagree that Jesus is from heaven  

John 6:41-59
Many disciples desert Jesus  

John 6:60-71
Jesus teaches about inner purity Matthew 15:1-20 Mark 7:1-23

Jesus sends a demon out of a girl Matthew 15:21-28 Mark 7:24-30

The crowd marvels at Jesus' healings Matthew 15:29-31 Mark 7:31-37

Jesus feeds four thousand Matthew 15:32-39 Mark 8:1-10

Religious leaders ask for a sign in the sky Matthew 16:1-4 Mark 8:11-13

Jesus warns against wrong teaching Matthew 16:5-12 Mark 8:14-21

Jesus restores sight to a blind man   Mark 8:22-26

Peter says Jesus is the Messiah Matthew 16:13-20 Mark 8:27-30 Luke 9:18-20
Jesus predicts his death the first time Matthew 16:21-28 Mark 8:31-9:1 Luke 9:21-27
Jesus is transfigured on the mountain Matthew 17:1-13 Mark 9:2-13 Luke 9:28-36
Jesus heals a demon-possessed boy Matthew 17:14-21 Mark 9:14-29 Luke 9:37-43
Jesus predicts his death the second time Matthew 17:22-23 Mark 9:30-32 Luke 9:44-45
Peter finds the coin in the fish's mouth Matthew 17:24-27

The disciples argue about who would be the greatest Matthew 18:1-6 Mark 9:33-37 Luke 9:46-48
The disciples forbid another to use Jesus' name   Mark 9:38-41 Luke 9:49-50
Jesus warns against temptation Matthew 18:7-9 Mark 9:42-50

Jesus warns against looking down on others Matthew 18:10-14

Jesus teaches how to treat a believer who sins Matthew 18:15-20

Jesus tells the parable of the unforgiving debtor Matthew 18:21-35

Jesus' brothers ridicule him  

John 7:1-9
Jesus teaches about the cost of following him Matthew 8:18-22
Luke 9:51-62
Jesus teaches openly at the temple  

John 7:10-31
Religious leaders attempt to arrest Jesus  

John 7:32-52
Jesus forgives an adulterous woman  

John 7:53-8:11; John 7:53-8:11John 7:53-8:11
Jesus is the light of the world  

John 8:12-20
Jesus warns of coming judgment  

John 8:21-30
Jesus speaks about God's true children  

John 8:31-47
Jesus states he is eternal  

John 8:48-59
Jesus sends out seventy-two messengers  
Luke 10:1-16
The seventy-two messengers return  
Luke 10:17-24
Jesus tells the parable of the Good Samaritan  
Luke 10:25-37
Jesus visits Mary and Martha  
Luke 10:38-42
Jesus teaches his disciples about prayer  
Luke 11:1-13
Jesus answers hostile accusations  
Luke 11:14-28
Jesus warns against unbelief  
Luke 11:29-32
Jesus teaches about the light within  
Luke 11:33-36
Jesus criticizes the religious leaders  
Luke 11:37-54
Jesus speaks against hypocrisy  
Luke 12:1-12
Jesus tells the parable of the rich fool  
Luke 12:13-21
Jesus warns about worry  
Luke 12:22-34
Jesus warns about preparing for his coming  
Luke 12:35-48
Jesus warns about coming division  
Luke 12:49-53
Jesus warns about the future crisis  
Luke 12:54-59
Jesus calls the people to repent  
Luke 13:1-9
Jesus heals the crippled woman  
Luke 13:10-17
Jesus teaches about the kingdom of God  
Luke 13:18-21
Jesus heals the man who was born blind  

John 9:1-12
Religious leaders question the blind man  

John 9:13-34
Jesus teaches about spiritual blindness  

John 9:35-41
Jesus is the Good Shepherd  

John 10:1-21
Religious leaders surround Jesus at the temple  

John 10:22-Luke :
Jesus teaches about entering the kingdom  
Luke 13:22-30
Jesus grieves over Jerusalem  
Luke 13:31-35
Jesus heals a man with dropsy  
Luke 14:1-6
Jesus teaches about seeking honor  
Luke 14:7-14
Jesus tells the parable of the great feast  
Luke 14:15-24
Jesus teaches about the cost of being a disciple  
Luke 14:25-35
Jesus tells the parable of the lost sheep  
Luke 15:1-7
Jesus tells the parable of the lost coin  
Luke 15:8-10
Jesus tells the parable of the lost son  
Luke 15:11-32
Jesus tells the parable of the shrewd manager  
Luke 16:1-18
Jesus tells about the rich man and the beggar  
Luke 16:19-31
Jesus tells about forgiveness and faith  
Luke 17:1-10
Lazarus becomes ill and dies  

John 11:1-16
Jesus comforts Mary and Martha  

John 11:17-37
Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead  

John 11:38-44
Religious leaders plot to kill Jesus  

John 11:45-57
Jesus heals ten men with leprosy  
Luke 17:11-19
Jesus teaches about the coming of the kingdom of God  
Luke 17:20-37
Jesus tells the parable of the persistent widow  
Luke 18:1-8
Jesus tells the parable of two men who prayed  
Luke 18:9-14
Jesus teaches about marriage and divorce Matthew 19:1-12 Mark 10:1-12

Jesus blesses little children Matthew 19:13-15 Mark 10:13-16 Luke 18:15-17
Jesus speaks to the rich young man Matthew 19:16-30 Mark 10:17-31 Luke 18:18-30
Jesus tells the parable of the workers paid equally Matthew 20:1-16

Jesus predicts his death the third time Matthew 20:17-19 Mark 10:32-34 Luke 18:31-34
Jesus teaches about serving others Matthew 20:20-28 Mark 10:35-45

Jesus heals a blind beggar Matthew 20:29-34 Mark 10:46-52 Luke 18:35-43
Jesus brings salvation to Zacchaeus's home  
Luke 19:1-10
Jesus tells the parable of the king's ten servants  
Luke 19:11-27
A woman anoints Jesus with perfume Matthew 26:6-13 Mark 14:3-9
John 12:1-11
Jesus rides into Jerusalem on a donkey Matthew 21:1-11 Mark 11:1-11 Luke 19:28-44 John 12:12-19
Jesus clears the temple again Matthew 21:12-17 Mark 11:12-19 Luke 19:45-48
Jesus explains why he must die  

John 12:20-36
Most of the people do not believe in Jesus  

John 12:37-43
Jesus summarizes his message  

John 12:44-50
Jesus says the disciples can pray for anything Matthew 21:18-22 Mark 11:20-26

Religious leaders challenge Jesus' authority Matthew 21:23-27 Mark 11:27-33 Luke 20:1-8
Jesus tells the parable of the two sons Matthew 21:28-32

Jesus tells the parable of the wicked tenants Matthew 21:33-46 Mark 12:1-12 Luke 20:9-19
Jesus tells the parable of the wedding feast Matthew 22:1-14

Religious leaders question Jesus about paying taxes Matthew 22:15-22 Mark 12:13-17 Luke 20:20-26
Religious leaders question Jesus about the resurrection Matthew 22:23-33 Mark 12:18-27 Luke 20:27-40
Religious leaders question Jesus about the greatest commandment Matthew 22:34-40 Mark 12:28-34

Religious leaders cannot answer Jesus' question Matthew 22:41-46 Mark 12:35-37 Luke 20:41-44
Jesus warms against the religious leaders Matthew 23:1-12 Mark 12:38-40 Luke 20:45-47
Jesus condemns the religious leaders Matthew 23:13-36

Jesus grieves over Jerusalem again Matthew 23:37-39

A poor widow gives all she has   Mark 12:41-44 Luke 21:1-4
Jesus tells about the future Matthew 24:1-25 Mark 13:1-23 Luke 21:5-24
Jesus tells about his return Matthew 24:26-35 Mark 13:24-31 Luke 21:25-33
Jesus tells about remaining watchful Matthew 24:36-51 Mark 13:32-37 Luke 21:34-38
Jesus tells the parable of the ten bridesmaids Matthew 25:1-13

Jesus tells the parable of the loaned money Matthew 25:14-30

Jesus tells about the final judgment Matthew 25:31-46

Religious leaders plot to kill Jesus Matthew 26:1-5 Mark 14:1-2 Luke 22:1-2
Judas agrees to betray Jesus Matthew 26:14-16 Mark 14:10-11 Luke 22:3-6
Disciples prepare for the Passover Matthew 26:17-19 Mark 14:12-16 Luke 22:7-13
Jesus washes the disciples' feet  

John 13:1-20
Jesus and the disciples have the Last Supper Matthew 26:20-30 Mark 14:17-26 Luke 22:14-30 John 13:21-30
Jesus predicts Peter's denial  
Luke 22:31-38 John 13:31-38
Jesus is the way to the Father  

John 14:1-14
A Jesus promises the Holy Spirit  

John 14:15-31
Jesus teaches about the vine and the branches  

John 15:1-17
Jesus warns about the world's hatred  

John 15:18-16:4; John 15:18-16:4John 15:18-16:4
Jesus teaches about the Holy Spirit  

John 16:5-15
Jesus teaches about using his name in prayer  

John 16:16-33
Jesus prays for himself  

John 17:1-5
Jesus prays for his disciples  

John 17:6-19
Jesus prays for future believers  

John 17:20-26
Jesus again predicts Peter's denial Matthew 26:31-35 Mark 14:27-31

Jesus agonizes in the garden Matthew 26:36-46 Mark 14:32-42 Luke 22:39-46
Jesus is betrayed and arrested Matthew 26:47-56 Mark 14:43-52 Luke 22:47-53 John 18:1-11
Annas -questions Jesus  

John 18:12-24
Caiaphas questions Jesus Matthew 26:57-68 Mark 14:53-65

Peter denies knowing Jesus Matthew 26:69-75 Mark 14:66-72 Luke 22:54-65 John 18:25-27
The council of religious leaders condemns Jesus Matthew 27:1-2 Mark 15:1 Luke 22:66-71
Judas kills himself Matthew 27:3-10

Jesus stands trial before Pilate Matthew 27:11-14 Mark 15:2-5 Luke 23:1-5 John 18:28-37
Jesus stands trial before Herod  
Luke 23:6-12
Pilate hands Jesus over to be crucified Matthew 27:15-26 Mark 15:6-15 Luke 23:13-25 John 18:38-19:16
Roman soldiers mock Jesus Matthew 27:27-31 Mark 15:16-20

Jesus is led away to be crucified Matthew 27:32-34 Mark 15:21-24 Luke 23:26-31 John 19:17
Jesus is placed on the cross Matthew 27:35-44 Mark 15:25-32 Luke 23:32-43 John 19:18-27
Jesus dies on the cross Matthew 27:45-56 Mark 15:33-41 Luke 23:44-49 John 19:28-37
Jesus is laid in the tomb Matthew 27:57-61 Mark 15:42-47 Luke 23:50-56 John 19:38-42
Guards are posted at the tomb Matthew 27:62-66

Jesus rises from the dead Matthew 28:1-7 Mark 16:1-8 Luke 24:1-12 John 20:1-9
Jesus appears to Mary Magdalene   Mark 16:9-11
John 20:10-18
Jesus appears to the women Matthew 28:8-10

Religious leaders bribe the guards Matthew 28:11-15

Jesus appears to two believers traveling on the road   Mark 16:12-13 Luke 24:13-35
Jesus appears to the disciples behind locked doors  
Luke 24:36-43 John 20:19-23
Jesus appears to the disciples including Thomas   Mark 16:14 John 20:24-31
Jesus appears to the disciples while fishing  

John 21:1-14
Jesus talks with Peter  

John 21:15-25
Jesus gives the Great Commission Matthew 28:16-20 Mark 16:15-18

Jesus appears to the disciples in Jerusalem  
Luke 24:44-49
Jesus ascends into heaven   Mark 16:19-20 Luke 24:50-53