Tables.

Measure for measure.


Below are four tables outlining the sequence of sayings in the catechism that I refer to as measure for measure, a catena of sayings shared by Clement, Polycarp, and Luke, with parallels in Matthew.

All four distinctive orders are presented below. The numbers on the four tables correspond to those listed for each item on the measure for measure page. I have enclosed in parentheses those parallels that are not as verbally precise as the others. This imprecision stems entirely from Luke having οικτιρμων (compassionate) instead of ελεημων (merciful) and απολυειν (to release) instead of αφιεναι (to forgive).

In the order of 1 Clement 13.2.
Clement. Polycarp. Matthew. Luke.
Show mercy. 3 1 (2)
Forgive. 2 2 (5)
As you do. - 5 1
As you give. - - 6
As you judge. 1 3 3
As you show kindness. - - -
With what measure. 4 4 7
In the order of Polycarp to the Philippians 2.3a.
Polycarp. Clement. Matthew. Luke.
Judge not. 5 3 3
Forgive. 2 2 (5)
Show mercy. 1 1 (2)
With what measure. 7 4 7
In the order of Matthew 5.7; 6.14; 7.2, 12.
Matthew. Clement. Polycarp. Luke.
Blessed the merciful. 1 3 (2)
If you forgive. 2 2 (5)
By what judgment. 5 1 3
By what measure. 7 4 7
So also do. 3 - 1
In the order of Luke 6.31, 36-38:
Luke. Clement. Polycarp. Matthew.
Do likewise. 3 - 5
Become compassionate. (1) (3) (1)
Judge not. 5 1 3
Condemn not. - - -
Release. (2) (2) (2)
Give. 4 - -
With what measure. 7 4 4

I have italicized those sayings that are not adjacent with the rest, and therefore not actually part of the main catena. (Matthew has only two adjacent sayings.)