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


List of Literary Structures


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3-1  3-2  3-3 

5-1  5-2  5-3  5-4  5-5 

List of Pericopes


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


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