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Literary structure (chiasm, chiasmus) of Book of Jeremiah


Correspondence table of Pericopes and Literary Structure


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1 Introduction(1:1-3) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-1
2 Jeremiah's call and commission(1:4-19) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-1
3 God pleads with Israel to repent(2:1-3:5) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-1
4 A call to repentance(3:6-13) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-1
5 Return to Zion(3:14-18) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-1
6 A call to repentance(3:19-4:4) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-1
7 Invasion and desolation of Judah threatened(4:5-31) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-1
8 The utter corruption of God's people(5:1-31) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-1
9 The imminence and horror of the invasion(6:1-30) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-1
10 Jeremiah proclaims God's judgment on the nation(7:1-15) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-2
11 The people's disobedience(7:16-8:3) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-2
12 The prophet perversity of the whole nation(8:4-9:5) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-2
13 The prophet mourns for the people(9:6-25) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-2
14 Idolatory has brought ruin on Israel(10:1-16) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-2
15 The coming exile(10:17-25) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-2
16 Israel and Judah have broken the covenant(11:1-17) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-2
17 Jeremiah complains to God(11:18-12:6) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 5-2 9-2
18 God replies to Jeremiah(12:7-17) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-2 9-2
19 The linen loincloth(13:1-14) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-2 9-3
20 Exile threatened(13:15-27) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-2 9-3
21 The great drought(14:1-22) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 4-2 5-2 9-3
22 Punishment is inevitable(15:1-9) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-2 5-2 9-3
23 Jeremiah complains again and is reassured(15:10-21) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-2 5-2 9-3
24 Jeremiah's celibacy and message(16:1-13) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-2 5-2 9-3
25 God will restore Israel(16:14-21) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-2 5-2 9-3
26 Judah's sin and punishment(17:1-13) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-2 5-2 9-3
27 Jeremiah prays for vindication(17:14-18) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-2 5-2 9-3
28 Hallow the sabbath day(17:19-27) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 5-2 9-4
29 The potter and the clay(18:1-17) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 5-2 9-4
30 A plot against Jeremiah(18:18-23) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 5-2 9-4
31 The broken earthenware jug(19:1-15) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 5-2 9-4
32 Jeremiah persecuted by Pashhur(20:1-6) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 5-2 9-4
33 Jeremiah denounces his persecutors(20:7-18) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 5-2 5-3 9-4
34 Jerusalem will fall to Nebuchadrezzar(21:1-14) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 5-3 9-4
35 Exhortation to repent(22:1-30) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 5-3 9-4
36 Restoration after exile(23:1-8) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 5-3 9-4
37 False prophets of hope denounced(23:9-40) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 5-3 9-5
38 The good and the bad figs(24:1-10) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 5-3 9-5
39 The Babylonian captivity foretold(25:1-14) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 5-3 9-5
40 The cup of God's wrath(25:15-38) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 5-3 9-5
41 Jeremiah's prophecies in the temple(26:1-19) 1-1 2-1 2-2 3-2 4-2 4-3 5-3 9-5
42 Death of Uriah(26:20-24) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 5-3 9-5
43 The sign of the yoke(27:1-22) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 5-3 9-5
44 Hananiah opposes Jeremiah and dies(28:1-17) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 5-3 9-5
45 Restoration promised(29:1-23) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 5-3 9-5
46 The letter of Shemaiah(29:24-32) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 5-3 9-6
47 Distress and salvation of Jacob(30:1-24) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 5-3 9-6
48 The joyful return of the exiles(31:1-26) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 5-3 9-6
49 A new covenant(31:27-40) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 5-3 5-4 9-6
50 Jeremiah is imprisoned(32:1-5) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 5-4 9-6
51 Jeremiah buys a field during the siege(32:6-15) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 5-4 9-6
52 Jeremiah prays for understanding(32:16-25) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 5-4 9-6
53 God's assurace of the people's return(32:26-44) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 5-4 9-6
54 Healing after punishment(33:1-18) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 5-4 9-6
55 Covenant with David(33:19-26) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-3 5-4 9-7
56 Death in captivity predicted for Zedekiah(34:1-7) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-3 5-4 9-7
57 Treacherous treatment of slaves(34:8-22) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-3 5-4 9-7
58 The rechabites commended(35:1-19) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-3 5-4 9-7
59 The scroll read in the temple(36:1-32) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-3 5-4 9-7
60 Jeremiah is imprisoned(37:1-21) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-3 5-4 9-7
61 Jeremiah in the cistern(38:1-13) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-3 4-4 5-4 9-7
62 Zedekiah consults Jeremiah again(38:14-28) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-4 9-7
63 The fall of Jerusalem(39:1-14) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-4 9-7
64 Jeremiah, set free, remembers Ebed-melech(39:15-18) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-4 9-8
65 Jeremiah is released(40:1-6) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-4 5-5 9-8
66 Jeremiah with Gedaliah the governor(40:7-16) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 9-8
67 Insurrection against Gedaliah(41:1-18) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 9-8
68 Jeremiah advises survivors not to migrate(42:1-22) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 9-8
69 Escape to Egypt(43:1-7) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 9-8
70 Jeremiah warns of judgment(43:8-13) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 9-8
71 Denunciation of persistent idolatry(44:1-30) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 9-8
72 A word of comfort to Baruch(45:1-5) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 9-8
73 Judgment on Egypt(46:1-12) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 9-9
74 Babylonia will strike Egypt(46:13-28) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 9-9
75 Judgment on nations(47:1-49:33) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 9-9
76 Judgment on Elam(49:34-39) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 9-9
77 Judgment on Babylon(50:1-51:58) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 9-9
78 Jeremiah's command to Seraiah(51:59-64) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 9-9
79 The reign of Zedekiah(52:1-11) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 9-9
80 The destruction of Jerusalem(52:12-30) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 9-9
81 Jehoiachin favored in captivity(52:31-34) 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