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Literary structure (chiasm, chiasmus) of Book of Proverbs


Correspondence table of Pericopes and Literary Structure


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

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