SynopticTimingPassages

Mark's Wording in Passage Timing Implication Matthew's wording Luke's Wording Observation Conclusion
time is fulfilled; KoG has come near But Return/End is still future? KoH has come near [no parallel to this first preaching of Jesus, but 'KoG is near' phrase is in the Sending of the 70 (Lk 10). "Fulfilled" motif is only closest in the Jubilee-is-fulfilled passage in Lk 4.] MR and MT both have K-has-come-near, but only MR uses the 'fulfilled' word. No evidence of WD
stand before governors and kings; gospel to all nations Long-time gov/kings; No end until gospel preached everywhere stand before gov/kings MT makes MR's 'to all nations first' explicit (no end until…); but LK drops the 'open ending'--could have used this, if WD was intended No evidence of WD
wherever gospel preached in the whole world Long-time wherever gospel preached in the whole world wherever gospel preached in the whole world This passage must have been written down in ANTICIPATION of a world-wide proclamation of the gospel, to obey the Master! No evidence of WD
you don’t know when the master will come; evening/midnight/cockcrow or dawn No signs before Return do not know on what day your Lord is coming… for you know neither the day nor hour If he comes during the middle of the night, or near dawn… MT doesn’t have the night reference (is closer to Jesus' statement), but LK does No evidence of WD
great signs/False messiahs Signs before Return great signs/False messiahs   (cf looking for the Son of Man,? Lk 17.22ff)? No clear WD-ing (from MR to MT), and LK and MT share the 'false Son of Man appearance' passage
when you see these things, know he is near Signs before Return when you see these things, know he is near when you see these things, know the KoG is near MT=MR, LK changes 'he' to 'KoG', but KoG is still eschat in this passage (like in the 'some thought the KoG was to appear immediately' passage). No evidence of WD
end is still to come, but the beginning of birth pangs Signs do not mean immediately--only a start end is not yet, but the beginning of birth pangs end is not yet, many will say 'end is near', but not happen immediately No real change, but LK adds 'time is near' to claims of false messiahs, and drops the birth pangs image (replaced by 'not immediately'). Lk adds 'insurrections' to the list, suggest the Messianic claimants issue is in his mind--perhaps explaining the 'time is near' remark). No evidence of WD
after that suffering, astral dims, then see SoM coming in clouds Signs/suffering before Return immediately after the suffering; astral dims, then SoM appears astral signs, after distress/fainting, then they will see SoM coming in a cloud; when they begin to take place, then your redemption is drawing near LK is closer to MR wording than is MT; redemption for LK is eschatological. No evidence of WD
this generation not pass till all takes place; no one knows the hour! UNK/ThisGen this generation not pass till all takes place, no one knows the hour this generation not pass till all takes place LK drops the 'Son does not know the time' (although he has 'no one knows' in other passages). If there was a 'delay issue' this early, this would have been a PERFECT place to leave the remark in, and perhaps amplify it (as some assert that he did with the 'some thought' passage). No evidence of WD
when, then flee; variable (pray); sake of elect days will be cut short UNK/Variable when, then flee; variable (pray); sake of elect days will be cut short when/then flee; trampled by Gentiles until the time of the Gentiles are fulfilled MT=MR; LK adds TIME OF GENTILES (from Is 2.2f/Mic 4.1f, and Paul, Rom 11.25) and wrath against THIS PEOPLE; drops 'cut short for elect' terminology. Unclear. Luke's 'until times of Gentiles' may relate to the 'days cut short' of MT/MR, or to the 'gospel to all nations' present in MR/MT already. So, there is no clear WD moves in here.