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

Chiastic Structure and Concentric Structure and Parallel of each pericope

[1]  3 John 1:1-15
  A(1:1-4)  The Presbyter to the beloved Gaius (1:1)
    B(1:5-8)    Beloved, you are faithful in all you do for the brothers, especially for strangers; (1:5)
      C(1:9-10)      And not content with those charges, he refuses to welcome the friends, and even prevents those who want to do so and expels them from the church. (1:10)
    B'(1:11-12)    Beloved, do not imitate evil but imitate good. (1:11)
  A'(1:13-15)  Peace be with you. The friends greet you; greet the friends there each by name. (1:15)
    A: Salutation. B: Doing good. C: Evildoer.


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