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Harmony of the Gospels
This chart organizes events from the life of Christ in approximate chronological order. When an event appears in more than one gospel, the parallel accounts are grouped together.
   Understand that this is a general guide. Since many passages omit clear time references, some of the sequencing is speculative.
   This gospel harmony is also available in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format.

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Event
Matthew
Mark
Luke
John
Ministry of John the Baptist
3:1-12
1:1-8
3:1-20
John baptizes Jesus
3:13-17
1:9-11
3:21-23
Temptation of Jesus
4:1-11
1:12-13
4:1-13
Herod imprisons John the Baptist
4:12
1:14
(3:19-20)
Jesus settles in Capernaum
4:13-17
1:14-15
4:31-32
Fishermen called to be disciples
4:18-22
1:16-20

Demoniac in Capernaum Synagogue

1:21-28
4:33-37
Peter's mother-in-law healed
8:14-17
1:29-31
4:38-39
Many healed at sunset

1:32-34
4:40-41
Disciples seek Jesus

1:35-38
4:42-43
Jesus preaches in the Synagogues
4:23-25
1:39
4:44
Jesus heals a leper
8:2-4
1:40-45
5:12-16
Jesus cures a paralytic
9:2-8
2:1-12
5:17-26
Matthew (Levi) called to be a disciple
9:9
2:13-14
5:27-28
Parables at Levi's reception
9:10-17
2:15-22
5:29-39
Disciples pick grain on the Sabbath
12:1-8
2:23-28
6:1-5
Man's hand healed on the Sabbath
12:9-14
3:1-6
6:6-11
Jesus withdraws to the sea
12:14-21
3:7

Many follow Jesus to be healed
4:23-25
3:7-12

Jesus selects 12 disciples

3:13-19
6:13-16
Jesus heals a demon-possessed man
12:22-23
3:20-22

Pharisees rebuked
12:24-37
3:22-30

Family seeks Jesus
12:46-50
3:31-35
8:19-21
Parables by the Sea
13:1-35
4:1-34
8:4-18
Orders to cross the Sea of Galilee
8:18
4:35
8:22
Jesus calms a stormy sea
8:23-27
4:36-41
8:23-25
Legion cast out of violent man
8:28-34
5:1-20
8:26-39
Jesus sails to Capernaum
9:1
5:21
8:40
Jairus asks Jesus to heal his daughter
9:18-19
5:22-23
8:41-42
Ill woman is healed by touching Jesus
9:20-22
5:24-34
8:42-48
Daughter's death is reported to Jairus

5:35-36
8:49-50
Jesus raises Jairus' daughter to life
9:23-26
5:37-43
8:51-56
The 2nd rejection in Nazareth
13:54-58
6:1-6

12 sent out to preach
9:35-11:1
6:7-13
9:1-6
Herod fears John the Baptist has risen

6:14-29
9:7-9
12 return and they withdraw
14:13
6:30-32
9:10
6:1
Jesus teaches and heals the multitude
14:14
6:33-34
9:11
6:2
Jesus feeds 5,000
14:15-21
6:35-44
9:12-17
6:3-14
Jesus prays alone
14:22-23
6:45-47

6:15
Jesus walks on water
14:24-27
6:48-52

6:16-21
Healings in Gennesaret
14:34-36
6:53-56

Traditions of men rebuked
15:1-11
7:1-16

Parable explained in private
15:12-20
7:17-23

Gentile woman's faith
15:21-28
7:24-30

Jesus heals a deaf man

7:31-37

Jesus feeds 4,000
15:32-39
8:1-10

Pharisees seek a sign
16:1-4
8:11-13

Leaven of the Pharisees
16:5-12
8:13-21

Blind man cured in Bethsaida

8:22-26

Peter confesses that Jesus is the Christ
16:13-20
8:27-30

Jesus rebukes Peter
16:21-28
8:31-9:1
9:18-27
The Transfiguration
17:1-8
9:2-8
9:28-36
Elijah discussed while descending
17:9-13
9:9-13

Demon is cast out of boy
17:14-18
9:14-27
9:37-43
Disciples ask about the miracle
17:19-21
9:28-29

Jesus discusses his death
17:22-23
9:30-32
9:44-45
Disciples argue about who is the greatest
18:1-6
9:33-37
9:46-48
John's zeal without understanding

9:38-42
9:49-50
Warnings about stumbling blocks
18:7-11
9:43-50

Jesus goes to Judea by the Jordan
19:1
10:1

Pharisees question Jesus about divorce
19:3-9
10:2-9

Disciples question Jesus about divorce
19:10-12
10:10-12

Jesus blesses little children
19:13-15
10:13-16
18:15-17
Rich young ruler
19:16-26
10:17-27
18:18-27
Disciples reward
19:27-30
10:28-31
18:28-30
Jesus predicts death on road to Jerusalem
20:17-19
10:32-34
18:31-34
Request for James and John
20:20-24
10:35-41

Relationship of disciples to each other
20:25-28
10:42-45

Blind men healed near Jericho
20:29-34
10:46-52
18:35-43
Jesus ascends toward Jerusalem
21:1
11:1
19:28
Two disciples get a colt
21:1-7
11:1-7
19:29-35
Triumphal entry into Jerusalem
21:8-11
11:7-10
19:35-38
12:12-18
Jesus enters Jerusalem then goes to Bethany

11:11

Jesus curses a fig tree

11:12-14

The 2nd temple cleansing
21:12-13
11:15-17
19:45-46
Jewish leaders seek to destroy Jesus
21:15-16
11:18
19:47-48
Jesus leaves Jerusalem
21:17
11:19

The withered fig tree (next morning)
21:18-22
11:20-26

Authority challenged in the Temple
21:23-27
11:27-33
20:1-8
Parable of the vine growers
21:33-46
12:1-12
20:9-18
Jews question on paying taxes
22:15-22
12:13-17
20:19-26
Sadducees question the resurrection
22:23-33
12:18-27
20:27-40
Scribes and Pharisees question Jesus
22:34-40
12:28-34

Jesus questions them about baptism
22:41-46
12:35-37
20:41-44
Warnings about Scribes and Pharisees
23:1-39
12:38-40
20:45-47
The widow's mite

12:41-44
21:1-4
Disciples admire the temple
24:1-2
13:1-2
21:5-6
4 fishermen question Jesus
24:3
13:3-4
21:7
Jesus warns disciples of persecution
24:4-14
13:5-13
21:8-19
Jesus predicts the fall of Jerusalem
24:15-28
13:14-23
21:20-24
Jesus teaches about the 2nd coming
24:29-31
13:24-27
21:25-28
Parable of the fig tree
24:32-33
13:28-29
21:29-31
Warnings to be alert
24:34-51
13:30-37
21:32-36
Plot to kill Jesus
26:3-5
14:1-2
22:1-2
Mary's deed recounted
26:6-13
14:3-9

Judas bargains to betray Jesus
26:14-16
14:10-11
22:3-6
Peter & John sent to prepare for Passover
26:17-19
14:12-16
22:7-13
Fellowship in the upper room
26:20
14:17
22:14
Jesus predicts his betrayal
26:21-25
14:18-21
22:21-23
13:21-26
The Lord's Supper
26:26-29
14:22-25
22:14-20
I Cor 11:23-29
They sing a hymn and leave
26:30
14:26

14:31
Jesus predicts the disciples' denial
26:31-32
14:27-28

Jesus predicts Peter's denials
26:33-35
14:29-31
22:33-34
13:36-38
The fellowship enters Gethsemane
26:36
14:32
22:39-40
18:1
Jesus prays in the Garden of Gethsemane
26:36-46
14:32-42
22:40-46
Mob comes to arrest Jesus
26:47
14;43

18:2-3
Judas betrays Jesus with a kiss
26:48-50
14:44-45
22:47-48
Peter severs the ear of Malchus
26:50-54
14:46-47
22:49-50
18:10-11
Jesus is arrested. The disciples flee.
26:55-56
14:48-52
22:52-54
18:12
Jesus lead to high priest's house
26:57
14:53
22:54
18:13-14
Peter follows at a distance
26:58
14:54
22:54
18:15-16
False witnesses testify
26:59-61
14:55-59

Caiaphas condemns Jesus
26:62-66
14:60-64
22:66-71
Sanhedrin beats Jesus
26:67-68
14:65

Peter's 1st denial - doorkeeping girl
26:69-70
14:66-68
22:55-57
18:17-18
Peter's 2nd denial - by the fire
26:71-72
14:69-70
22:58
18:25
Peter's 3rd denial - relative of Malchus
26:73-75
14:70-72
22:59-62
18:26-27
Herod's soldiers mock Jesus

15:1-5
23:11-12
Pilate releases Barabbas
27:15-26
15:6-15
23:13-25
18:38-40
Pilate's soldiers crown and mock Jesus
27:27-30
15:16-20

19:1-3
Simon of Cyrene bears the cross
27:31-32
15:20-21
23:26
Jesus is brought to Golgotha
27:33
15:22
23:32-33
19:17
Soldiers offer Jesus sour wine mix
27:34
15:23

Soldiers divide the garments of Jesus
27:35-36
15:24
23:34
19:23-24
He is crucified on the 3rd hour

15:25

Inscription written by Pilate
27:37
15:26
23:38
19:19-22
2 robbers are crucified with Jesus
27:38
15:27-28
23:33
19:18
Multitudes mock Jesus
27:39-43
15:29-32
23:35-37
Robbers mock Jesus
27:44
15:32
23:39
Darkness from 6th to 9th hour
27:45
15:33
23:44-45
"Eloi, Eloi, Lamma, Sabachthani"
27:46
15:34

Jesus is offered sour wine on a reed.
27:47-49
15:35-36

19:29-30
Jesus cries out
27:50
15:37
23:46
Jesus bows his head and dies
27:50
15:37
23:46
19:30
Temple veil torn from top to bottom
27:51
15:38
23:45
Centurion glorifies God
27:54
15:39
23:47
Women watch from a distance
27:55-56
15:40-41
23:49
Joseph requests body from Pilate
27:57-58
15:42-43
23:50-52
19:38
Centurion reports that Jesus is dead

15:44-45

Joseph takes the body

15:45

19:38
Body placed in new garden tomb
27:59-60
15:46
23:53
19:41-42
Two Mary's watch the burial
27:61
15:47
23:54-55
Women bring spices to tomb at dawn
28:1
16:1-4
24:1-3
20:1
Angels appear to women
28:5-7
16:5-7
24:4-8
Women run to tell disciples
28:8
16:8
24:9-11
20:2
Jesus appears to Mary Magdalene

16:9

20:14-17
Women report to the disciples

16:10-11

20:18
Jesus meets 2 on road to Emmaus

16:12-13
24:13-32
Jesus appears to disciples and Thomas

16:14

20:26-29
Jesus commissions the apostles
28:16-20
16:15-18
24:44-49






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