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Literary structure (chiasm, chiasmus) of Gospel of Mark


Correspondence table of Pericopes and Literary Structure


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1 Prophecy of Isaiah(1:1-3) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-1
2 Proclamation of John the Baptist(1:4-8) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-1
3 Preparation for ministry(1:9-13) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-1
4 The beginning of the Galilean ministry(1:14-15) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-1
5 Jesus calls the first disciples(1:16-20) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-1
6 The man with an unclean spirit(1:21-28) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-1
7 Jesus heals many at Simon's house(1:29-39) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-1
8 Jesus cleanses a leper(1:40-45) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-1
9 Jesus heals a paralytic(2:1-12) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-1
10 Jesus calls Levi(2:13-17) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-2
11 The question about fasting(2:18-22) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-2
12 Pronoucement about the sabbath(2:23-28) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-2
13 The man with a withered hand(3:1-6) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-2
14 A multitude at the seaside(3:7-12) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-2
15 Jesus appoints the twelve(3:13-19) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-2
16 Jesus and Beelzebul(3:20-30) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-2
17 The true kindred of Jesus(3:31-35) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 5-2 9-2
18 The parable of the sower(4:1-20) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-2 9-2
19 The parables of the kingdom of God(4:21-34) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-2 9-3
20 Jesus stills a storm(4:35-41) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-2 9-3
21 Jesus heals the Gerasene demoniac(5:1-20) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 4-2 5-2 9-3
22 A girl restored to life and a woman healed(5:21-43) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-2 5-2 9-3
23 The rejection of Jesus at Nazareth(6:1-6) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-2 5-2 9-3
24 The mission of the twelve(6:7-13) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-2 5-2 9-3
25 The death of John the Baptist(6:14-29) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-2 5-2 9-3
26 Feeding the five thousand(6:30-44) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-2 5-2 9-3
27 Jesus walks on the water(6:45-53) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-2 5-2 9-3
28 Healing the sick in Gennesaret(6:54-56) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 5-2 9-4
29 The tradition on the elders(7:1-23) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 5-2 9-4
30 The Syrophoenician woman's faith(7:24-30) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 5-2 9-4
31 Jesus cures a deaf man(7:31-37) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 5-2 9-4
32 Feeding the four thousand(8:1-10) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 5-2 9-4
33 The yeast of the Pharisees and of Herod(8:11-21) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 5-2 5-3 9-4
34 Jesus cures a blind man at Bethsaida(8:22-26) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 5-3 9-4
35 Peter's declaration about Jesus(8:27-30) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 5-3 9-4
36 Jesus foretells his death and resurrection(8:31-33) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 5-3 9-4
37 Losing life for Jesus(8:34-38) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 5-3 9-5
38 A man who not taste death(9:1) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 5-3 9-5
39 The transfiguration(9:2-13) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 5-3 9-5
40 The healing of a boy with a spirit(9:14-29) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 5-3 9-5
41 Jesus again foretells his death and resurrection(9:30-32) 1-1 2-1 2-2 3-2 4-2 4-3 5-3 9-5
42 Who is the greatest?(9:33-50) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 5-3 9-5
43 Teaching about divorce(10:1-12) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 5-3 9-5
44 Jesus blesses little children(10:13-16) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 5-3 9-5
45 The rich man(10:17-31) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 5-3 9-5
46 A third time Jesus foretells his death and resurrection(10:32-34) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 5-3 9-6
47 The request of James and John(10:35-45) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 5-3 9-6
48 The healing of blind Bartimaeus(10:46-52) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 5-3 9-6
49 Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem(11:1-11) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 5-3 5-4 9-6
50 Jesus curses the fig tree(11:12-14) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 5-4 9-6
51 Jesus cleanses the temple(11:15-19) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 5-4 9-6
52 The lesson from the withered fig tree(11:20-26) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 5-4 9-6
53 Jesus' authority is questioned(11:27-33) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 5-4 9-6
54 The parable of the wicked tenants(12:1-12) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 5-4 9-6
55 The question about paying taxes(12:13-17) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-3 5-4 9-7
56 The question about the resurrection(12:18-27) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-3 5-4 9-7
57 The first commandment(12:28-34) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-3 5-4 9-7
58 The question about David's son(12:35-37) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-3 5-4 9-7
59 Jesus denounces the scribes(12:38-40) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-3 5-4 9-7
60 The widow's offering(12:41-44) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-3 5-4 9-7
61 The destruction of the temple foretold(13:1-23) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-3 4-4 5-4 9-7
62 The desolating sacrilege(13:24-27) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-4 9-7
63 The lesson of the fig tree(13:28-31) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-4 9-7
64 The necedssity of watchfulness(13:32-37) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-4 9-8
65 The plot to kill Jesus(14:1-2) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-4 5-5 9-8
66 The anointing at Bethany(14:3-9) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 9-8
67 Judas agrees to betray Jesus(14:10-11) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 9-8
68 The preparation for the Passover(14:12-16) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 9-8
69 The Passover with the disciples(14:17-21) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 9-8
70 The instructions of the Lord's supper(14:22-26) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 9-8
71 Peter's denial foretold(14:27-31) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 9-8
72 Jesus prays in Gethsemane(14:32-42) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 9-8
73 The betrayal and arrest of Jesus(14:43-52) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 9-9
74 Jesus before the council(14:53-65) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 9-9
75 Peter denies Jesus(14:66-72) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 9-9
76 Jesus before Pilate(15:1-5) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 9-9
77 Pilate hands Jesus over to be crucified(15:6-15) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 9-9
78 The crucifixion of Jesus(15:16-24) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 9-9
79 The death of Jesus(15:25-39) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 9-9
80 The burial of Jesus(15:40-47) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 9-9
81 The resurrection of Jesus(16:1-8) 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