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Literary structure (chiasm, chiasmus) of Book of Proverbs


List of Literary Structures


1-1 

2-1  2-2 

3-1  3-2  3-3 

5-1  5-2  5-3  5-4  5-5 

List of Pericopes


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1 Prologue(1:1-7)
2 Invitation of wisdom(1:8-33)
3 Value of Wisdom(2:1-22)
4 Blessing of wisdom(3:1-10)
5 Gift of wisdom(3:11-20)
6 Exhortation of wisdom(3:21-35)
7 Gain wisdom(4:1-9)
8 The right way(4:10-19)
9 Warning against evil(4:20-27)
10 Warning against others(5:1-6)
11 Warning against adultery(5:7-23)
12 Warning against laziness(6:1-19)
13 Warning against adultery(6:20-35)
14 Woman of adultery(7:1-23)
15 Warning against Woman of adultery(7:24-27)
16 Love for wisdom(8:1-31)
17 Listen to me(8:32-36)
18 Table of wisdom(9:1-18)
19 Solomon's proverbs(10:1-22:16)
20 Table of kings(22:17-23:11)
21 Fair lips(23:12-18)
22 Warning against alcohol(23:19-21)
23 To respect parents(23:22-25)
24 Sins of fool(23:26-24:12)
25 Disaster of evildoer(24:13-20)
26 Fear to God(24:21-22)
27 Other words of wise man(24:23-34)
28 Solomon's proverbs(25:1-29:27)
29 Sayings of Agur(30:1-33)
30 The teaching of king Lemel's mother(31:1-9)
31 Ode to a capable woman(31:10-31)


Citations of the Bible are from New American Bible and New Revised Standard Version