The Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, & John) are often in sync with each other, referencing the same events that occurred during Christ Jesus’ time on Earth during His First Coming. Below is a table that provides a comparative study chart that covers differents subjects related to Christ, and gives a side-by-side viewing of what each apostle wrote.

Subjects Matthew Mark Luke John
Pre-Christ Narratives
St. Luke’s preface 1:1-4
“God the Word” 1:1-14
The Birth and Early Childhood of Christ
Birth of John Baptist foretold 1:5-25
Annunciation of the birth of Jesus 1:26-38
Mary visits Elizabeth 1:39-56
Birth of John the Baptist 1:57-80
The two genealogies 1:1-17 3:23-38
Birth of Jesus Christ 1:18-25 2:1-7
The watching shepherds 2:8-20
The circumcision 2:21
Presentation in the temple 2:22-38
The wise men from the East 2:1-12
Flight into Egypt, and return to Nazareth 2:13-23 2:39
Christ in the temple with the doctors 2:40-52
The Baptism of Christ
Ministry of John the Baptist 3:1-12 1:1-8 3:1-18 1:15-31
Baptism of Jesus Christ 3:13-17 1:9-11 3:21-22 1:32-34
The Temptation of Christ
The temptation 4:1-11 1:12-13 4:1-13
The Early Ministry of Christ
Andrew and another disciple and Simon Peter 1:35-42
Philip and Nathanael 1:43-51
The marriage in Cana of Galilee 2:1-11
Passover and cleansing the temple 2:12-25
Nicodemus comes to Jesus by night 3:1-21
Christ and John baptizing 3:22; 4:2
Christ at the well of Sychar 4:3-42
John the Baptist in prison 4:12; 14:3 1:14; 6:17 3:19-20 3:24
Christ returns to Galilee 4:12 1:14-15 4:14-15 4:43-45
The synagogue at Nazareth 4:16-30
Andrew and Simon, James and John called 4:13-22 1:16-20 5:1-11
Miracles of Christ
The nobleman’s son at Capernaum healed 4:46-54
The demoniac in the synagogue healed 1:21-28 4:31-37
Simon’s wife’s mother healed 8:14-17 1:29-34 4:38-41
Circuit round Galilee 4:23-25 1:35-39 4:42-44
Healing a leper 8:1-4 1:40-45 5:12-16
Christ stills the storm 8:18-27 4:35-41 8:22-25
Demoniacs in the land of the Gadarenes 8:28-34 5:1-20 8:26-39
Jairus’ daughter. Woman healed 9:18-26 5:21-43 8:40-56
Blind men and demoniac 9:27-34
Healing the paralytic 9:1-8 2:1-12 5:17-26
Matthew the publican 9:9-13 2:13-17 5:27-32
“Thy disciples fast not” 9:14-17 2:18-22 5:33-39
The Feast and Miracle at Bethesda
The feast at Jerusalem 5:1
The pool of Bethesda 5:2-15
Jesus and the irate Jews 5:16-47
Ministry and Parables
Plucking ears of corn on the Sabbath 12:1-8 2:23-28 6:1-5
The withered hand. Miracles 12:9-21 3:1-12 6:6-11
The twelve apostles 10:2-4 3:13-19 6:12-16
The sermon on the mount 5:1-7:29 6:17-49
The centurion’s servant healed 8:5-13 7:1-10
The widow’s son at Nain 7:11-17
Messengers from john 11:2-19 7:18-35
Woe denounced to the cities of Galilee 11:20-24
Call to the meek and suffering 11:25-30
Anointing the feet of Jesus 7:36-50
Second circuit round Galilee 8:1-3
Parable of the sower 13:1-23 4:1-20 8:4-15
Parable of the candle under a bushel 4:21-25 8:16-18
Parable of the seed growing secretly 4:26-29
Parable of the wheat and tares 13:24-30
Parable of the grain of mustard seed 13:31-32 4:30-32 13:18-19
Parable of the leaven 13:33 13:20-21
On teaching by parables 13:34-35 4:33-34
The wheat and tares explained 13:36-43
The hid treasure, the pearl, the net 13:44-52
His mother and His brethren 12:46-50 3:31-35 8:19-21
Reception at Nazareth 13:53-58 6:1-6
Third circuit round Galilee 9:35-38;
11:1
6:6
Sending forth of the twelve 10:5-42 6:7-13 9:1-6
Herod’s opinion of Jesus 14:1-2 6:14-16 9:7-9
Death of John the Baptist 14:3-12 6:17-29
Feeding of the five thousand 14:13-21 6:30-44 9:10-17 6:1-15
Christ walking on the sea 14:22-33 6:45-52 6:16-21
Miracles in Gennesaret 14:34-36 6:53-56
“The bread of life” 6:22-65
The washed hands 15:1-20 7:1-23
The Syrophoenician woman 15:21-28 7:24-30
Miracles of healing 15:29-31 7:31-37
Feeding of the four thousand 15:32-39 8:1-9
The sign from heaven 16:1-4 8:10-13
The leaven of the Pharisees 16:5-12 8:14-21
Blind man healed 8:22-26
Outside of Galilee
Peter’s profession of faith 16:13-19 8:27-29 9:18-20 6:66-71
The passion foretold 16:20-28 8:30-38; 9:1 9:21-27
The transfiguration 17:1-9 9:2-10 9:28-36
The coming of Elias 17:10-13 9:11-13
The lunatic healed 17:14-21 9:14-29 9:37-42
Back in Galilee
The passion again foretold 17:22-23 9:30-32 9:43-45
The fish caught for the tribute 17:24-27
the little child 18:1-5 9:33-37 9:46-48
One casting out devils 9:38-41 9:49-50
Offences 18:6-9 9:42-48 17:2
The lost sheep 18:10-14 15:4-7
Forgiveness of injuries 18:15-17
“Binding and loosing” 18:18-20
Parable of the unmerciful servant 18:21-35
“Salt with fire” 9:49-50
Ministry in Jerusalem
Journey to Jerusalem 9:51 7:1-10
Fire from heaven 9:52-56
Answers to disciples 8:19-22 9:57-62
Teaching at the feast of tabernacles 7:11-53
Woman taken in adultery 8:1-11
Dispute with the Pharisees 8:12-59
The man born blind 9:1-41
The good shepherd 10:1-21
Feast of the dedication 10:22-30
Departure beyond Jordan 10:40-42
In Galilee
Mission of the seventy 10:1-16
The return of the seventy 10:17-24
The good Samaritan 10:25-37
Mary and Martha 10:38-42
The Lord’s prayer 6:9-13 11:1-4
Prayer effectual 7:7-11 11:5-13
The blasphemous Pharisees reproved 12:22-37 3:20-30 11:14-23
The unclean spirit returning 12:43-45 11:24-28
The sign of Jonah 12:38-42 11:29-32
The light of the body 5:15;
6:22-23
11:33-36
The Pharisees 23:1-39 11:37-54
What to fear 10:26-33 12:1-12
Covetousness 6:25-33 12:13-31
Watchfulness 12:32-54
Galileans that perished 13:1-9
Woman healed on the Sabbath 13:10-17
The grain of mustard-seed 13:31-32 4:30-32 13:18-19
The leaven 13:33 13:20-21
Towards and At Jerusalem
Journey towards Jerusalem 13:22
“Are there few that be saved?” 13:23-30
Warning against Herod 13:31-33
Prophecy against Jerusalem 23:37-39 13:34-35
Dropsy healed on the Sabbath day 14:1-6
Choosing the chief rooms 14:7-14
Parable of the great supper 22:1-14 14:15-24
Following Christ with the cross 10:37-38 14:25-35
Parables of the lost sheep, piece of
money, prodigal son
15:1-32
Parables of the steward, rich
man and Lazarus
16:1-31
Offences 18:6-15 17:1-4
Faith and merit 17:20 17:5-10
The ten lepers 17:11-19
How the kingdom cometh 17:20-37
Parable of the unjust judge 18:1-8
Parable of the Pharisee and the publican 18:9-14
Divorce 19:1-12 10:1-12
Infants brought to Jesus 19:13-15 10:13-16 18:15-17
The rich man inquiring 19:16-26 10:17-27 18:18-27
Promises to the disciples 19:27-30 10:28-31 18:28-30
Laborers in the vineyard 20:1-16
Death of Christ foretold 20:17-19 10:32-34 18:31-34
Request of James and John 20:20-28 10:35-45
Blind men at Jericho 20:29-34 10:46-52 18:35-43
Zaccheus 19:1-10
Parable of the ten talents 25:14-30 19:11-28
Raising of Lazarus 11:1-44
Meeting of the Sanhedrin 11:45-53
Christ Departs to Ephraim 11:54-57
The anointing by Mary 26:6-13 14:3-9 7:36-50 12:1-11
Christ enters Jerusalem 21:1-11 11:1-10 19:29-44 12:12-19
Cleansing the temple (second) 21:12-16 11:15-18 19:45-48
The barren fig tree 21:17-22 11:11-14,
11:19-23
Exhortation to prayer and forgiveness 6:14-15 11:24-26
The questioning of the chief priests 21:23-27 11:27-33 20:1-8
Parable of the two sons 21:28-32
Parable of the wicked husbandmen 21:33-46 12:1-12 20:9-18
Parable of the wedding-garment 22:1-14 14:16-24
The tribute money 22:15-22 12:13-17 20:20-26
The Sadducees confuted 22:23-33 12:18-27 20:27-40
The great commandment 22:34-40 12:28-34
David’s Son and David’s Lord 22:41-46 12:35-37 20:41-44
The hypocrisy and ambition of the Pharisees 23:1-39 12:38-40 20:45-47
The widow’s mite 12:41-44 21:1-4
Christ’s second coming foretold 24:1-51 13:1-37 21:5-36
Parable of the ten virgins 25:1-13
Parable of the talents 25:14-30 19:11-27
The last judgment 25:31-46
Greeks visit Jesus. Voice from heaven 12:20-36
The judgment of unbelief 12:37-50
Last passover. Conspiracy of Jews 26:1-5 14:1-2 22:1-2
Judas Iscariot 26:14-16 14:10-11 22:3-6
Paschal supper 26:17-30 14:12-26 22:7-23 13:1-35
Contention of the apostles 22:24-30
Peter’s fall foretold 26:31-35 14:27-31 22:31-39 13:36-38
Last discourse. The departure. The Comforter 14:1-31
The vine and the branches. Abiding in love 15:1-27
Work of the Comforter in the disciples 16:1-33
The prayer of Christ for them 17:1-26
Gethsemane 26:36-46 14:32-42 22:40-46 18:1
The Betrayal and Trial of Christ
The betrayal 26:47-56 14:43-52 22:47-53 18:2-11
Christ before Annas and Caiaphas. Peter’s denial 26:57-58,
26:69-75
14:53-54,
14:66-72
22:54-65 18:12-27
Christ before the Sanhedrin 26:59-68 14:55-65 22:66-71
Christ before Pilate 27:1-2,
27:11-14
15:1-5 23:1-6 18:33-40
The traitor’s death 27:3-10
Christ before Herod 23:7-12
Accusation and condemnation 27:15-26 15:6-15 23:13-25 18:29; 19:16
The Crucifixion and Burial of Christ
Treatment by the soldiers 27:27-31 15:16-20 23:36-37 19:1-3
The crucifixion 27:32-38 15:21-28 23:26-34 19:17-24
The mother of Jesus at the cross 19:25-27
Mockings and railings 27:39-44 15:29-32 23:35-39
The penitent malefactor 23:40-43
The death of Christ 27:50 15:37 23:46 19:28-30
Darkness and other portents 27:45-53 15:33-38 23:44-45
The bystanders 27:54-56 15:39-41 23:47-49
The side pierced 19:31-37
The burial 27:57-61 15:42-47 23:50-56 19:38-42
The guard of the sepulchre 27:62-66;
28:11-15
The Resurrection and Ascension of Christ
The resurrection 28:1-10 16:1-11 24:1-12 20:1-18
Disciples going to Emmaus 16:12-13 24:13-35
Appearances in Jerusalem. Doubts of Thomas 16:14-18 24:36-49 20:19-29
Appearance at the sea of Tiberias 21:1-23
Appearance on the mount of Galilee 28:16-20
Unrecorded works 20:30-31;
21:24-25
The ascension 16:19-20 24:50-53

“Harmony of the Gospels – Study Resources.” Blue Letter Bible. Web. 3 Feb, 2017.
<https://www.blueletterbible.org/study/harmony/index.cfm>.

 

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