Misgoded reading continued
13. Matthew 15:22 and Mark 7:26 – The woman was from Canaan or
Matthew 15:22: And behold, a woman of Canaan came from that
region and cried out to him, saying, “Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of
David! My daughter is severely demonpossessed.” Mark 7:26: The woman was a Greek, a SyroPhoenician by birth,
and she kept asking him to cast the demon out of her daughter.
14. Matthew 20:2930 and Mark 10:4647 – One or two beggars?
Matthew 20:2930: Now as they went out of Jericho, a great
multitude followed him. And behold, two blind men sitting by the road,
when they heard that Jesus was passing by, cried out, saying, “Have mercy
on us, O Lord, Son of David!” Mark 10:4647: As he went out of Jericho with his disciples and a
great multitude, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the road
begging. And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry
out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”
15. Matthew 21:12 and Mark 11:12 – A donkey present or not? Bring
“him” (i.e., the colt) or “them” (i.e., the colt and the donkey)?
Matthew 21:12: Now when they drew near Jerusalem, and came to
Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, saying to
them, “Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find a
donkey tied, and a colt with her. Loose them and bring them to me.”
Mark 11:12: Now when they drew near Jerusalem, to Bethphage
and Bethany, at the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples; and he
said to them, “Go into the village opposite you; and as soon as you have
entered it you will find a colt tied, on which no one has sat. Loose it and
16. Matthew 26:7475 and Mark 14:72 – Before the cock crows once or
Matthew 26:7475: Then he began to curse and swear, saying, “I do
not know the Man!” Immediately a rooster crowed. And Peter remembered
the word of Jesus who had said to him, “Before the rooster crows, you will
deny me three times.” So he went out and wept bitterly. Mark 14:72: A second time the rooster crowed. Then Peter called to
mind the word that Jesus had said to him, “Before the rooster crows twice,
you will deny me three times.” And when he thought about it, he wept.
17. Matthew 27:5 and Acts 1:18 – How did Judas die?
Matthew 27:5: Then he threw down the pieces of silver in the
temple and departed, and went and hanged himself.
Acts 1:18: Now this man purchased a field with the wages of
iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst open in the middle and all his
entrails gushed out.
18. Matthew 27:1114 (Jesus answered Pilate “It is as you say,” and not one
word more), vs. John 18:3337 (Jesus and Pilate held a conversation)
Matthew 27:1114: Now Jesus stood before the governor. And the
governor asked him, saying, “Are you the King of the Jews?” Jesus said to
him, “It is as you say.” And while he was being accused by the chief priests
and elders, he answered nothing. Then Pilate said to him, “Do you not hear
how many things they testify against you?” But he answered him not one
word, so that the governor marveled greatly.
John 18:3337: Then Pilate entered the Praetorium again, called
Jesus, and said to him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” Jesus answered
him, “Are you speaking for yourself about this, or did others tell you this
concerning me?” Pilate answered, “Am I a Jew? Your own nation and the
chief priests have delivered you to me. What have you done?” Jesus
answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this
world, my servants would fight, so that I should not be delivered to the
Jews; but now my kingdom is not from here.” Pilate therefore said to him,
“Are you a king then?” Jesus answered, “You say rightly that I am a king.
For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears
19. Matthew 27:28 (scarlet robe) vs. John 19:2 (purple robe)
Matthew 27:28: And they stripped him and put a scarlet robe on
John 19:2: And the soldiers twisted a crown of thorns and put it on
his head, and they put on him a purple robe.
20. Matthew 27:34 and Mark 15:23 – Gall or myrrh in the wine? Tasted it or
Matthew 27:34: They gave him sour wine mingled with gall to
drink. But when he had tasted it, he would not drink.
Mark 15:23: Then they gave him wine mingled with myrrh to drink,
but he did not take it.
21. Mark 15:25 and John 19:1415 – Jesus crucified before the third hour or
after the sixth hour?
Mark 15:25: Now it was the third hour, and they crucified him.
John 19:1415: Now it was the Preparation Day of the Passover,
and about the sixth hour. And he said to the Jews, “Behold your King!” But
they cried out, “Away with him, away with him! Crucify him!”
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