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


Correspondence table of Pericopes and Literary Structure


Pericope13
1 Salutation(1:1-14) 1-1 3-1
2 Paul's prayer(1:15-23) 1-1 3-1
3 From death to life(2:1-10) 1-1 3-1
4 One in Christ(2:11-22) 1-1 3-1
5 Paul's ministry to the Gentiles(3:1-13) 1-1 3-1 3-2
6 Prayer for the readers(3:14-21) 1-1 3-2
7 Unity in the body of Christ(4:1-16) 1-1 3-2
8 Rules for the new life(4:17-5:8) 1-1 3-2
9 Renounce pagan ways(5:8-20) 1-1 3-2 3-3
10 Exhortation(5:21-6:9) 1-1 3-3
11 The whole armor of God(6:10-17) 1-1 3-3
12 Pray(6:18-22) 1-1 3-3
13 Benediction(6:23-24) 1-1 3-3

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