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Literary structure (chiasm, chiasmus) of Book of Isaiah


Correspondence table of Pericopes and Literary Structure


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1 The wickednedd of Judah(1:1-20) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-1
2 The degenerate city(1:21-31) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-1
3 The future house of God(2:1-22) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-1
4 The daughters of Zion(3:1-26_4:1) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-1
5 The future glory of the survivors in Zion(4:2-6) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-1
6 The song of the unfruitiful vineyard(5:1-7) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-1
7 Soncial injustice denounced(5:8-25) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-1
8 Foreign invasion predicted(5:26-30) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-1
9 A vision of God in the Temple(6:1-13) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-1
10 The sign of Immanuel(7:1-25) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-2
11 With us is God(8:1-20) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-2
12 Waiting for the LORD(8:21-9:6) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-2
13 Judgment on arrogance and oppression(9:7-10:4) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-2
14 Arrogant Assyria also judged(10:5-19) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-2
15 The repentant remnant of Israel(10:20-34) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-2
16 The peaceful kingdom(11:1-16) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-2
17 Thanksgiving and praise(12:1-6) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 5-2 9-2
18 Proclamation against Babylon(13:1-22) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-2 9-2
19 Downfall of the king of Babylon(14:1-27) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-2 9-3
20 An oracle concerning Philistia(14:28-32) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-2 9-3
21 An oracle concerning Moab(15:1-16:14) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 4-2 5-2 9-3
22 An oracle concerning Damascus(17:1-11) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-2 5-2 9-3
23 An oracle concerning Ethiopia(17:12-18:7) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-2 5-2 9-3
24 An oracle concerning Egypt(19:1-15) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-2 5-2 9-3
25 Egypt, Assria and Israel blessed(19:16-25) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-2 5-2 9-3
26 Isaiah dramatizes the conquest of Egypt and Ethiopia(20:1-6) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-2 5-2 9-3
27 An oracle concerning Babylon(21:1-10) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-2 5-2 9-3
28 An oracle concerning Edom(21:11-17) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 5-2 9-4
29 A warning of destruction of Jerusalem(22:1-14) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 5-2 9-4
30 Denunciation of self-seeking officials(22:15-25) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 5-2 9-4
31 An oracle concerning Tyre(23:1-18) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 5-2 9-4
32 Impending judgment on the Earth(24:1-13) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 5-2 9-4
33 The songs from the end of the earth(24:14-23) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 5-2 5-3 9-4
34 Praise for deliverance from oppression(25:1-12) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 5-3 9-4
35 Judah's song of victory(26:1-21) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 5-3 9-4
36 A vineyard of the LORD(27:1-13) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 5-3 9-4
37 Fall of Samaria(28:1-8) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 5-3 9-5
38 Judgment on corrupt rulers, priests, and prophets(28:9-13) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 5-3 9-5
39 A stone in Zion(28:14-22) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 5-3 9-5
40 Farmer's wisdom(28:23-29) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 5-3 9-5
41 The siege of Jerusalem(29:1-8) 1-1 2-1 2-2 3-2 4-2 4-3 5-3 9-5
42 Drunken rulers(29:9-14) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 5-3 9-5
43 Hope for the future(29:15-24) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 5-3 9-5
44 The futility of reliance on Egypt(30:1-5) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 5-3 9-5
45 A rebellious people(30:6-18) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 5-3 9-5
46 God's promise to Zion(30:19-26) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 5-3 9-6
47 Judgment on Assyria(30:27-33) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 5-3 9-6
48 Alliance with Egypt is futile(31:1-9) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 5-3 9-6
49 Complacent women warned of disaster(32:1-20) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 5-3 5-4 9-6
50 The land of the Majestic king(33:1-24) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 5-4 9-6
51 Judgment on the nations(34:1-17) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 5-4 9-6
52 The return of the redeemed to Zion(35:1-10) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 5-4 9-6
53 Sennacherib threatens Jerusalem(36:1-37:38) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 5-4 9-6
54 Hizekiah's illness(38:1-39:8) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 5-4 9-6
55 God's people are comforted(40:1-11) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-3 5-4 9-7
56 Creation by God(40:12-31) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-3 5-4 9-7
57 Israel assured of God's help(41:1-26) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-3 5-4 9-7
58 The servant, a light to the nations(41:27-42:25) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-3 5-4 9-7
59 Israel's redemption(43:1-28) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-3 5-4 9-7
60 The absurdity of idol worship(44:1-28) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-3 5-4 9-7
61 Cyrus, God's instrument(45:1-17) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-3 4-4 5-4 9-7
62 Idols cannot save Babylon(45:18-46:13) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-4 9-7
63 The humiliation of Babylon(47:1-15) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-4 9-7
64 Fulfillment of the prophecy(48:1-11) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-4 9-8
65 God the redeemer(48:12-22) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-4 5-5 9-8
66 The servant's mission(49:1-6) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 9-8
67 Zion's children to be brought home(49:7-50:3) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 9-8
68 The sercant's humilitation and vindication(50:4-11) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 9-8
69 Return to Zion(51:1-52:12) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 9-8
70 The suffering servant(52:13-53:12) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 9-8
71 Everlasting mercy(54:1-17) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 9-8
72 Thecovenant extended to all who obey(55:1-56:12) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 9-8
73 A promise of help and healing(57:1-58:14) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 9-9
74 Injustice and oppression to be punished(59:1-21) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 9-9
75 God the glory of Zion(60:1-22) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 9-9
76 The good news of deliverance(61:1-11) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 9-9
77 The vindication and salvation of Zion(62:1-12) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 9-9
78 Vengeance on Edom(63:1-6) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 9-9
79 God's mercy remembered(63:7-64:11) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 9-9
80 The righteousness of God's judgment(65:1-25) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 9-9
81 The reign and indignation of God(66:1-24) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 9-9

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