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Literary structure (chiasm, chiasmus) of Epistle to the Romans


Correspondence table of Pericopes and Literary Structure


Pericope135
1 Salutation (1:1-7) 1-1 3-1 5-1
2 Prayer of thanksgiving (1:8-15) 1-1 3-1 5-1
3 The power of the Gospel (1:16-17) 1-1 3-1 5-1
4 The guilt of humankind (1:18-32) 1-1 3-1 5-1
5 The righteous judgment of God (2:1-16) 1-1 3-1 5-1
6 The Jews and the law (2:17-29) 1-1 3-1 5-1
7 None is righteous (3:1-18) 1-1 3-1 5-1 5-2
8 Righteousness through faith (3:19-31) 1-1 3-1 5-2
9 The example of Abraham (4:1-12) 1-1 3-1 5-2
10 God's promise realized through faith (4:13-25) 1-1 3-1 5-2
11 Results of justification (5:1-11) 1-1 3-1 3-2 5-2
12 Adam and Christ (5:12-21) 1-1 3-2 5-2
13 Dying and rising with Christ (6:1-23) 1-1 3-2 5-2 5-3
14 An analogy from marriage (7:1-6) 1-1 3-2 5-3
15 The inner conflict (7:7-25) 1-1 3-2 5-3
16 Life in the spirit (8:1-17) 1-1 3-2 5-3
17 Future glory (8:18-30) 1-1 3-2 5-3
18 God's election of Israel (8:31-39) 1-1 3-2 5-3
19 God's wrath and mercy (9:1-29) 1-1 3-2 5-3 5-4
20 Israel's unbelief (9:30-10:21) 1-1 3-2 5-4
21 Salvation is for all (11:1-10) 1-1 3-2 3-3 5-4
22 Israel's rejection is not final (11:11-24) 1-1 3-3 5-4
23 All Israel will be saved (11:25-36) 1-1 3-3 5-4
24 The new life in Christ (12:1-21) 1-1 3-3 5-4
25 Being subject to authorities (13:1-7) 1-1 3-3 5-4 5-5
26 Love for one another (13:8-14) 1-1 3-3 5-5
27 Do not judge another (14:1-23) 1-1 3-3 5-5
28 Please others, not yourselves (15:1-13) 1-1 3-3 5-5
29 Paul's reason for writing so boldly (15:14-21) 1-1 3-3 5-5
30 Paul's plan to visit Rome (15:22-33) 1-1 3-3 5-5
31 Personal greetings and final instructions (16:1-27) 1-1 3-3 5-5

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