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Literary structure (chiasm, chiasmus) of Gospel of Matthew


List of Literary Structures


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5-1  5-2  5-3  5-4  5-5 

9-1  9-2  9-3  9-4  9-5  9-6  9-7  9-8  9-9 

12-1  12-2  12-3  12-4  12-5  12-6  12-7  12-8  12-9  12-10  12-11  12-12 

List of Pericopes


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1 The genealogy of Jesus the messiah(1:1-17)
2 The birth of Jesus the messiah(1:18-25)
3 The visit of the wise men(2:1-12)
4 The escape to Egypt(2:13-15)
5 The massacre of the infants(2:16-18)
6 The return from Egypt(2:19-23)
7 The proclamation of John the Baptist(3:1-12)
8 The baptism of Jesus(3:13-17)
9 The temptation of Jesus(4:1-11)
10 Jesus begins his ministry in Galilee(4:12-17)
11 Jesus calls the first disciples(4:18-22)
12 Jesus ministers to crowds of people(4:23-25)
13 The beatitudes(5:1-12)
14 Salt and light(5:13-16)
15 The law and the prophets(5:17-20)
16 Concerning anger(5:21-26)
17 Concerning adultery and divorce(5:27-32)
18 Concerning oaths(5:33-37)
19 Concerning retaliation(5:38-42)
20 Love for enemies(5:43-48)
21 Concerning almsgiving(6:1-4)
22 Concerning prayer(6:5-6)
23 The Lord's prayer(6:7-15)
24 Concerning fasting(6:16-18)
25 Concerning treasures(6:19-21)
26 The sound eye(6:22-23)
27 Do not warry(6:24-34)
28 Judging others(7:1-6)
29 Ask, search, knock(7:7-12)
30 The narrow gate(7:13-14)
31 A tree and its fruit(7:15-20)
32 Concerning self-deception(7:21-23)
33 Hearers and doers(7:24-29)
34 Jesus cleanses a leper(8:1-4)
35 Jesus heals a centurion's servant(8:5-13)
36 Jesus heals many at Peter's house(8:14-17)
37 Would-be followers of Jesus(8:18-22)
38 Jesus stills the storm(8:23-27)
39 Jesus heals the Gadarene demoniacs(8:28-34)
40 Jesus heals a paralytic(9:1-8)
41 The call of Matthew(9:9-13)
42 The question about fasting(9:14-17)
43 A girl restored to life and a woman healed(9:18-26)
44 Jesus heals two blind men(9:27-31)
45 Jesus heals one who was mute(9:32-34)
46 The harvest is great, the laborers few(9:35-38)
47 The twelve apostles(10:1-4)
48 The mission of the twelve(10:5-15)
49 Coming persecutions(10:16-25)
50 Whom to fear(10:26-33)
51 Not peace, but a sword(10:34-39)
52 Rewards(10:40-42_11:1)
53 Messengers from John the Baptist(11:2-19)
54 Woes to Unrepentant cities(11:20-24)
55 Jesus thanks his father(11:25-30)
56 Plucking grain on the Sabbath(12:1-8)
57 The man with a withered hand(12:9-14)
58 God's chosen servant(12:15-21)
59 Jesus and Beelzebul(12:22-32)
60 A tree and its fruit(12:33-37)
61 About a Demand for a Sign(12:38-45)
62 The true kindred of Jesus(12:46-50)
63 The parable of the sower(13:1-9)
64 The parable of the sower explained(13:10-23)
65 The parable of the kingdom of heaven 1(13:24-35)
66 The parable of the kingdom of heaven 2(13:36-50)
67 Tresures new and old(13:51-53)
68 The rejection of Jesus at Nazareth(13:54-58)
69 The death of John the Baptist(14:1-12)
70 Feeding the five thousand(14:13-21)
71 Jesus walks on the water(14:22-33)
72 Jesus heals the sick in Gennesaret(14:34-36)
73 The tradition of the elders(15:1-20)
74 The Canaanite woman's faith(15:21-28)
75 Jesus cures many people(15:29-31)
76 Feeding the four thousand(15:32-39)
77 The demand for a sign(16:1-4)
78 Beware of the leaven of Pharisees and Sadducees(16:5-12)
79 Peter's declaration(16:13-16)
80 Jesus foretells his death and resurrection(16:20-23)
81 The cross and self-denial(16:24-28)
82 The transfiguration(17:1-8)
83 Elijah has already come(17:9-13)
84 Jesus cures a boy with a Demon(17:14-21)
85 Jesus again foretells his death and resurrection(17:22-23)
86 Jesus and the temple tax(17:24-27)
87 About who shall be greatest(18:1-5)
88 The eternal life(18:6-9)
89 The parable of the lost sheep(18:10-14)
90 Reproving another who sins(18:15-20)
91 The parable of the unforgiving servant(18:21-35)
92 Teaching about divorce(19:1-12)
93 Jesus blesses little children(19:13-15)
94 The rich young man(19:16-22)
95 About the Danger of Riches(19:23-30)
96 The labors in the vineyard(20:1-16)
97 A third time Jesus foretells his death and resurrection(20:17-19)
98 The request of the Mother of James and John(20:20-23)
99 Be a servant(20:24-28)
100 Jesus heals two blind men(20:29-34)
101 Jesus's triumphal entry into Jerusalem(21:1-11)
102 Jesus cleanses the temple(21:12-17)
103 Jesus curses the fig tree(21:18-22)
104 The authority of Jesus questioned(21:23-27)
105 The parable of the two sons(21:28-32)
106 The parable of the wicked tenants(21:33-46)
107 The parable of the wedding banquet(22:1-14)
108 The question about paying taxes(22:15-22)
109 The question about the resurrection(22:23-33)
110 The greatest commandment(22:34-40)
111 The question about David's son(22:41-46)
112 Jesus denounces Scribes and Pharisees(23:1-39)
113 The destruction of the temple foretold(24:1-2)
114 Signs of the end of the age(24:3-14)
115 The desolating sacrilege(24:15-28)
116 The coming of the son of man(24:29-31)
117 The lesson of the fig tree(24:32-35)
118 The necessity for watchfulness(24:36-44)
119 The faithful or the unfaithful slave(24:45-51)
120 The parable of the ten bridesmaids(25:1-13)
121 The parable of the talents(25:14-30)
122 The judgiment of the nations(25:31-46)
123 The plot to kill Jesus(26:1-5)
124 The anointing at Bethany(26:6-13)
125 Judas agrees to betray Jesus(26:14-16)
126 The passover with the disciples(26:17-25)
127 The institution of the Lord's supper(26:26-30)
128 The Peter's denial foretold(26:31-35)
129 Jesus prays in Gethsemane(26:36-46)
130 The betrayal and arrest of Jesus(26:47-56)
131 Jesus before the high priest(26:57-68)
132 Peter's denial of Jesus(26:69-75)
133 Jesus brought before Pilate(27:1-2)
134 The suicide of Judas(27:3-10)
135 Pilate questions Jesus(27:11-14)
136 Barabbas or Jesus?(27:15-26)
137 The soldiers mock Jesus(27:27-37)
138 The crucifixion of Jesus(27:38-44)
139 The death of Jesus(27:45-50)
140 Witnesses of the crucifixion(27:51-54)
141 The burial of Jesus(27:55-61)
142 The guard at the tomb(27:62-66)
143 The resurrection of Jesus(28:1-10)
144 The guard report of the guard(28:11-15)
145 The commissioning of the disciples(28:16-20)


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