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Literary structure (chiasm, chiasmus) of First Epistle to the Corinthians


List of Literary Structures


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3-1  3-2  3-3 

4-1  4-2  4-3  4-4 

5-1  5-2  5-3  5-4  5-5 

List of Pericopes


Pericope1-13-13-23-34-14-24-34-45-15-25-35-45-5
1 Salutation(1:1-9)
2 Divisions in the church(1:10-17)
3 Christ the power and wisdom of God(1:18-31)
4 Proclaiming Christ crucified(2:1-16)
5 On divisions in the Corinthian church(3:1-23)
6 The ministry of the apostles(4:1-21)
7 Sexual immorality(5:1-13)
8 Glorify God in body and spirit(6:1-20)
9 Directions concerning marriage(7:1-16)
10 The life that the Lord has assigned(7:17-24)
11 The unmarried and the widows(7:25-40)
12 Food offered to idols(8:1-13)
13 The rights of an apostles(9:1-27)
14 Warnings against idolatry(10:1-22)
15 Do all to the groly of the LORD(10:23-33_11:1)
16 Head coverings(11:2-16)
17 The Lord's supper(11:17-34)
18 Spiritual gifts(12:1-31a)
19 The gift of love(12:31b-13:13)
20 Gifts of prophecy and tongues(14:1-25)
21 Order of meeting(14:26-40)
22 The resurrection of Christ(15:1-11)
23 The resurrection of dead(15:12-30)
24 The body of resurrection(15:31-58)
25 Final messages and greetings(16:1-24)


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