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

List of Literary Structures


3-1  3-2  3-3 

List of Pericopes

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

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