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

List of Literary Structures


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List of Pericopes

1 Salutation(1:1-11)
2 The plan of Paul's visit(1:12-20)
3 The odor of the knowledge(1:21-2:17)
4 Ministers of the new convenant(3:1-18)
5 Treasure in clay jars(4:1-18)
6 Living by faith(5:1-10)
7 The ministry of reconciliation(5:11-6:10)
8 The temple of the living God(6:11-7:4)
9 Paul's joy at the church's repentance(7:5-16)
10 Commendation of Titus(8:1-24)
11 The collection for Chiristians at Jerusalem(9:1-15)
12 Paul defends his ministry(10:1-18)
13 Paul and the false apostles(11:1-15)
14 Paul's sufferings as an apostle(11:16-33)
15 Paul's visions and revelations(12:1-10)
16 Paul's concern for the Corinthian church(12:11-19)
17 Final greetings and benediction(12:20-13:13)

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