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Literary structure (chiasm, chiasmus) of Second Epistle of John

Chiastic Structure and Concentric Structure and Parallel of each pericope

[1]Salutation  (2 John 1:1-13)
 
  A(1:1-3)  The Presbyter to the chosen Lady and to her children (1:1)   (ἐκλεκτῇ)
    B(1:4-6)    For this is love, that we walk according to his commandments; this is the commandment, as you heard from the beginning, in which you should walk. (1:6)
      C(1:7-8)      Be on your guard, so that you do not lose what we have worked for, but may receive a full reward. (1:8)
    B'(1:9-11)    Anyone who is so "progressive" as not to remain in the teaching of the Christ does not have God; (1:9)
  A'(1:12-13)  The children of your chosen sister send you greetings. (1:13)   (ἐκλεκτῆς)
 
   A: The chosen Lady. B: To remain in the teaching of the Christ. C: Be on your guard.


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