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


Correspondence table of Pericopes and Literary Structure


Pericope14
1 Salutation(1:1-11) 1-1 4-1
2 The plan of Paul's visit(1:12-20) 1-1 4-1
3 The odor of the knowledge(1:21-2:17) 1-1 4-1
4 Ministers of the new convenant(3:1-18) 1-1 4-1
5 Treasure in clay jars(4:1-18) 1-1 4-1 4-2
6 Living by faith(5:1-10) 1-1 4-2
7 The ministry of reconciliation(5:11-6:10) 1-1 4-2
8 The temple of the living God(6:11-7:4) 1-1 4-2
9 Paul's joy at the church's repentance(7:5-16) 1-1 4-2 4-3
10 Commendation of Titus(8:1-24) 1-1 4-3
11 The collection for Chiristians at Jerusalem(9:1-15) 1-1 4-3
12 Paul defends his ministry(10:1-18) 1-1 4-3
13 Paul and the false apostles(11:1-15) 1-1 4-3 4-4
14 Paul's sufferings as an apostle(11:16-33) 1-1 4-4
15 Paul's visions and revelations(12:1-10) 1-1 4-4
16 Paul's concern for the Corinthian church(12:11-19) 1-1 4-4
17 Final greetings and benediction(12:20-13:13) 1-1 4-4

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