Chronological gospels, Harmony of the gospels part 1

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This is an attempt to take all the events from all four gospels and put them in chronological order. Some sections will be a chapter or more long. Others might be just a verse or two. While a number of events are covered by the first three (also called the synoptic gospels), there are often details in one that are missing from the other. So it can be difficult to put it all together if you read each gospel separately. John's gospel is difficult to harmonize. Beyond putting early events early and the passion events later it's hard to determine where they all fit in. I found this to be extremely rewarding to put together. I hope anybody who reads this will get something good out of it.

(John 1:1-14 NIV) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. {2} He was with God in the beginning. {3} Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. {4} In him was life, and that life was the light of men. {5} The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it. {6} There came a man who was sent from God; his name was John. {7} He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all men might believe. {8} He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light. {9} The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world. {10} He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. {11} He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. {12} Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God-- {13} children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of God. {14} The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

(Luke 1 NIV) Many have undertaken to draw up an account of the things that have been fulfilled among us, {2} just as they were handed down to us by those who from the first were eyewitnesses and servants of the word. {3} Therefore, since I myself have carefully investigated everything from the beginning, it seemed good also to me to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, {4} so that you may know the certainty of the things you have been taught. {5} In the time of Herod king of Judea there was a priest named Zechariah, who belonged to the priestly division of Abijah; his wife Elizabeth was also a descendant of Aaron. {6} Both of them were upright in the sight of God, observing all the Lord's commandments and regulations blamelessly. {7} But they had no children, because Elizabeth was barren; and they were both well along in years. {8} Once when Zechariah's division was on duty and he was serving as priest before God, {9} he was chosen by lot, according to the custom of the priesthood, to go into the temple of the Lord and burn incense. {10} And when the time for the burning of incense came, all the assembled worshipers were praying outside. {11} Then an angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing at the right side of the altar of incense. {12} When Zechariah saw him, he was startled and was gripped with fear. {13} But the angel said to him: "Do not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to give him the name John. {14} He will be a joy and delight to you, and many will rejoice because of his birth, {15} for he will be great in the sight of the Lord. He is never to take wine or other fermented drink, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit even from birth. {16} Many of the people of Israel will he bring back to the Lord their God. {17} And he will go on before the Lord, in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to their children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous--to make ready a people prepared for the Lord." {18} Zechariah asked the angel, "How can I be sure of this? I am an old man and my wife is well along in years." {19} The angel answered, "I am Gabriel. I stand in the presence of God, and I have been sent to speak to you and to tell you this good news. {20} And now you will be silent and not able to speak until the day this happens, because you did not believe my words, which will come true at their proper time." {21} Meanwhile, the people were waiting for Zechariah and wondering why he stayed so long in the temple. {22} When he came out, he could not speak to them. They realized he had seen a vision in the temple, for he kept making signs to them but remained unable to speak. {23} When his time of service was completed, he returned home. {24} After this his wife Elizabeth became pregnant and for five months remained in seclusion. {25} "The Lord has done this for me," she said. "In these days he has shown his favor and taken away my disgrace among the people." {26} In the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, {27} to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin's name was Mary. {28} The angel went to her and said, "Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you." {29} Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. {30} But the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. {31} You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus. {32} He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, {33} and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end." {34} "How will this be," Mary asked the angel, "since I am a virgin?" {35} The angel answered, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. {36} Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be barren is in her sixth month. {37} For nothing is impossible with God." {38} "I am the Lord's servant," Mary answered. "May it be to me as you have said." Then the angel left her. {39} At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea, {40} where she entered Zechariah's home and greeted Elizabeth. {41} When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. {42} In a loud voice she exclaimed: "Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear! {43} But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? {44} As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. {45} Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished!" {46} And Mary said: "My soul glorifies the Lord {47} and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, {48} for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed, {49} for the Mighty One has done great things for me-- holy is his name. {50} His mercy extends to those who fear him, from generation to generation. {51} He has performed mighty deeds with his arm; he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts. {52} He has brought down rulers from their thrones but has lifted up the humble. {53} He has filled the hungry with good things but has sent the rich away empty. {54} He has helped his servant Israel, remembering to be merciful {55} to Abraham and his descendants forever, even as he said to our fathers." {56} Mary stayed with Elizabeth for about three months and then returned home. {57} When it was time for Elizabeth to have her baby, she gave birth to a son. {58} Her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown her great mercy, and they shared her joy. {59} On the eighth day they came to circumcise the child, and they were going to name him after his father Zechariah, {60} but his mother spoke up and said, "No! He is to be called John." {61} They said to her, "There is no one among your relatives who has that name." {62} Then they made signs to his father, to find out what he would like to name the child. {63} He asked for a writing tablet, and to everyone's astonishment he wrote, "His name is John." {64} Immediately his mouth was opened and his tongue was loosed, and he began to speak, praising God. {65} The neighbors were all filled with awe, and throughout the hill country of Judea people were talking about all these things. {66} Everyone who heard this wondered about it, asking, "What then is this child going to be?" For the Lord's hand was with him. {67} His father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied: {68} "Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has come and has redeemed his people. {69} He has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David {70} (as he said through his holy prophets of long ago), {71} salvation from our enemies and from the hand of all who hate us-- {72} to show mercy to our fathers and to remember his holy covenant, {73} the oath he swore to our father Abraham: {74} to rescue us from the hand of our enemies, and to enable us to serve him without fear {75} in holiness and righteousness before him all our days. {76} And you, my child, will be called a prophet of the Most High; for you will go on before the Lord to prepare the way for him, {77} to give his people the knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of their sins, {78} because of the tender mercy of our God, by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven {79} to shine on those living in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the path of peace." {80} And the child grew and became strong in spirit; and he lived in the desert until he appeared publicly to Israel.


You are using the NIV (Nearly Inspired Version). that is laughable. That is literally the worst translation of the Bible ever. it's even worse than The "messy" Message.

I remember you. You found me on social media. Then you posted my picture and mocked me. Jesus said blessed are you when people mock you for my sake.

I didn't find you on social media I found you right here on steemit. You claimed I somehow found your Facebook and took that picture from your Facebook and then I posted a link to your own post here on steemit where you posted that picture proving that you have no idea what you're talking about.

You're not being mocked for Christ's sake, you're being mocked because you're a extremely bitter and negative self-righteous know it all, just like the Pharisees, and just like Jesus mocked the Pharisees for perverting God's word so you also get mocked for perverting God's word.

Liar. I never posted a picture of myself here. I always make accurate comments. I call them as I see them. When I answered one of your posts you called on people to make false accusations against me. I told you then that I would never again cast my pearls before swine where you are concerned. I stand by that.

So, as usual, you're hear to harass me while I post passages from the Bible. You're a godless man. I said that before and I stand by it.

You were outraged because I continued to point out all the inaccurate things that papa prepper used to write. He doesn't know how to interpret scripture. He draws conclusions that would be impossible to find in any Bible commentary.

Jesus said that by their fruit you will know them. Your hatred is obvious. You have absolutely nothing to offer anyone.

I'm not outraged by you. You're a sad pathetic hate-filled old man and you are doing damage to the kingdom of God by all your negative comments where you troll in the Christian threads.

One example of your error is you tell people that Jesus doesn't heal anymore. How weak and pathetic is the Jesus you believe in if he can heal people 2,000 years ago but he can't heal them now?

Another example is you tell people the Torah or as you call it the "613 Jewish laws" (get a clue the nation of Israel is made up of more than just the tribe of Judah where the Jews come from, the Torah was given to the nation of Israel, not just the tribe of Judah), you tell them that the Torah is done away with yet in Matthew chapter 5 Jesus says not a single letter would pass from the law until heaven and Earth pass away. Obviously heaven and Earth are still here which means the Torah is still here which means it's not done away with as you claim.

You call me a liar yet I proved you wrong once before and now I'm going to prove you wrong again and I'm going to link to your own post where you posted the picture that I posted above.

And once again to prove you know nothing about Bible interpretation, because you know nothing about what you have posted here on steemit, here is the link to your own post where I got the image from for the above meme.

Also you claim I called people to make false accusations against you, that's incorrect. I called people to downvote your negativity I called people to downvote your hatred. here is the link to the post where I did that and you will find in the comments I also linked to your previous post where I got the picture from that you are now call me a liar about for a second time.

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