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Literary structure (chiasmus, chiasm) of Gospel of John

Chiasmus and Concentric Structure of divided by 4

Four centers in divided in four structures are "One sows and another reaps" (no. 11, John 4:27-38), "A man born blind receives sight" (no. 31, John 9:1-12), "Jesus foretells his betrayal" (no. 51, John 13:21-30), and "The death of Jesus" (no. 71, John 19:28-30). No. 11 is about ghto do the will of the one who sent me and to finish his workh (4:34). No. 31 is about "Night is coming when no one can work" (9:4). No. 51 depics "it was night" (13:30), and no. 71 depicts "It is finished" (19:30). Those structures would indicate relationship between to finish the work of the LORD and "the night".


4-1

1 The word became flesh (1:1-18)
  2 The testimony of John the Baptist (1:19-28)
    3 The lamb of God (1:29-34)
      4 The first disciple of Jesus (1:35-42)
        5 Jesus calls Philip and Nathanael (1:43-51)
          6 The wedding at Cana (2:1-12)
            7 Jesus cleanses the temple (2:13-25)
              8 Nicodemus visits Jesus (3:1-21)
                9 John the Baptist's Final Witness (3:22-36)
                  10 Jesus and the Woman of Samaria (4:1-26)
                    11 One sows and another reaps (4:27-38)
                  12 Faith of Samaria (4:39-42)
                13 Jesus returns to Galilee (4:43-45)
              14 Healing the Official's Son (4:46-54)
            15 Jesus heals on the Sabbath (5:1-18)
          16 The authority of the son (5:19-30)
        17 Witnesses to Jesus (5:31-47)
      18 Feeding the five thousand (6:1-15)
    19 Jesus walks on the water (6:16-21)
  20 The bread from heaven (6:22-59)
21 The words of eternal life (6:60-71)
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1 The word became flesh (1:1-18)
1:14 the Word became flesh (1:14)
The words and life21 The words of eternal life (6:60-71)
6:63 The words I have spoken to you are spirit and life.(6:63)
2 The testimony of John the Baptist (1:19-28)
1:23 as Isaiah the prophet said. (1:23)
Prophet Isaiah20 The bread from heaven (6:22-59)
6:45 It is written in the prophets: 'They shall all be taught by God.' (6:45)
3 The lamb of God (1:29-34)
1:33 On whomever you see the Spirit come down and remain, he is the one who will baptize with the holy Spirit. (1:33)
pneuma / pnew (in Greek)19 Jesus walks on the water (6:16-21)
6:18 The sea was stirred up because a strong wind was blowing. (6:18)
4 The first disciple of Jesus (1:35-42)
1:37 The two disciples heard what he said and followed Jesus.(1:37)
People who follow Jesus18 Feeding the five thousand (6:1-15)
6:2 A large crowd followed him, because they saw the signs he was performing on the sick. (6:2)
5 Jesus calls Philip and Nathanael (1:43-51)
1:45 We have found the one about whom Moses wrote in the law, and also the prophets, Jesus, son of Joseph, from Nazareth. (1:45)
Person who was prophesied in the Bible17 Witnesses to Jesus (5:31-47)
5:39 You search the scriptures, because you think you have eternal life through them; even they testify on my behalf.(5:39)
6 The wedding at Cana (2:1-12)
2:11 Jesus did this as the beginning of his signs in Cana in Galilee and so revealed his glory, and his disciples began to believe in him.(2:11)
Sign16 The authority of the son (5:19-30)
5:20 For the Father loves his Son and shows him everything that he himself does, and he will show him greater works than these, so that you may be amazed. (5:20)
7 Jesus cleanses the temple (2:13-25)
2:16 Take these out of here, and stop making my Father's house a marketplace. (2:16)
Father God15 Jesus heals on the Sabbath (5:1-18)
5:17 My Father is at work until now, so I am at work. (5:17)
8 Nicodemus visits Jesus (3:1-21)
3:2 He came to Jesus at night and said to him, "Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God, for no one can do these signs that you are doing unless God is with him." (3:2)
To see signs and to believe14 Healing the Official's Son (4:46-54)
4:48 Jesus said to him, "Unless you people see signs and wonders, you will not believe." (4:48)
9 John the Baptist's Final Witness (3:22-36)
3:32 He testifies to what he has seen and heard, but no one accepts his testimony. (3:32)
People who don't believe Jesus13 Jesus returns to Galilee (4:43-45)
4:44 For Jesus himself testified that a prophet has no honor in his native place.(4:44)
10 Jesus and the Woman of Samaria (4:1-26)
4:25 I know that the Messiah is coming, the one called the Anointed; when he comes, he will tell us everything. (4:25)
The savior12 Faith of Samaria (4:39-42)
4:42 we know that this is truly the savior of the world. (4:42)

4-1-1

1 The word became flesh (1:1-18)
  2 The testimony of John the Baptist (1:19-28)
    3 The lamb of God (1:29-34)
      4 The first disciple of Jesus (1:35-42)
        5 Jesus calls Philip and Nathanael (1:43-51)
          6 The wedding at Cana (2:1-12)
        7 Jesus cleanses the temple (2:13-25)
      8 Nicodemus visits Jesus (3:1-21)
    9 John the Baptist's Final Witness (3:22-36)
  10 Jesus and the Woman of Samaria (4:1-26)
11 One sows and another reaps (4:27-38)
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1 The word became flesh (1:1-18)
1:4 through him was life, and this life was the light of the human race; (1:4)
The life11 One sows and another reaps (4:27-38)
4:36 The reaper is already receiving his payment and gathering crops for eternal life (4:36)
2 The testimony of John the Baptist (1:19-28)
1:20 I am not the Messiah. (1:20)
Messiah10 Jesus and the Woman of Samaria (4:1-26)
4:25 I know that the Messiah is coming, the one called the Anointed; when he comes, he will tell us everything. (4:25)
3 The lamb of God (1:29-34)
1:33'On whomever you see the Spirit come down and remain, he is the one who will baptize with the holy Spirit.'
Baptism with the holy Spirit9 John the Baptist's Final Witness (3:22-36)
3:5no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit.
4 The first disciple of Jesus (1:35-42)
1:37 The two disciples heard what he said and followed Jesus.
Believers8 Nicodemus visits Jesus (3:1-21)
2:23many began to believe in his name when they saw the signs he was doing.
5 Jesus calls Philip and Nathanael (1:43-51)
1:51you will see the sky opened and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man."
Prophecy of resurrection7 Jesus cleanses the temple (2:13-25)
2:22 Therefore, when he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this, and they came to believe the scripture and the word Jesus had spoken.

4-1-2

11 One sows and another reaps (4:27-38)
  12 Faith of Samaria (4:39-42)
    13 Jesus returns to Galilee (4:43-45)
      14 Healing the Official's Son (4:46-54)
        15 Jesus heals on the Sabbath (5:1-18)
          16 The authority of the son (5:19-30)
        17 Witnesses to Jesus (5:31-47)
      18 Feeding the five thousand (6:1-15)
    19 Jesus walks on the water (6:16-21)
  20 The bread from heaven (6:22-59)
21 The words of eternal life (6:60-71)
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11 One sows and another reaps (4:27-38)
4:36 The reaper is already receiving his payment and gathering crops for eternal life (4:36)
Eternal life21 The words of eternal life (6:60-71)
6:68 You have the words of eternal life. (6:68)
12 Faith of Samaria (4:39-42)
4:41 Many more began to believe in him because of his word, (4:41)
To believe20 The bread from heaven (6:22-59)
6:29 This is the work of God, that you believe in the one he sent. (6:29)
13 Jesus returns to Galilee (4:43-45)
4:45 When he came into Galilee, the Galileans welcomed him (4:45)
To accept Jesus19 Jesus walks on the water (6:16-21)
6:21 They wanted to take him into the boat, but the boat immediately arrived at the shore to which they were heading. (6:21)
14 Healing the Official's Son (4:46-54)
4:53 The father realized that just at that time Jesus had said to him, "Your son will live," and he and his whole household came to believe. (4:53)
To see signs and to believe18 Feeding the five thousand (6:1-15)
6:14 When the people saw the sign he had done, they said, "This is truly the Prophet, the one who is to come into the world."(6:14)
15 Jesus heals on the Sabbath (5:1-18)
5:17 My Father is at work until now, so I am at work. (5:17)
Doing the works of the father17 Witnesses to Jesus (5:31-47)
5:36 But I have testimony greater than John's. The works that the Father gave me to accomplish, these works that I perform testify on my behalf that the Father has sent me.(5:36)

4-2

21 The words of eternal life (6:60-71)
  22 The unbelief of Jesus' brothers (7:1-9)
    23 Jesus at the festival of booths (7:10-24)
      24 Is this the Christ (7:25-36)
        25 River of living water (7:37-44)
          26 The unbelief of those in authority (7:45-53)
            27 The woman caught in adultery (8:1-11)
              28 Jesus the light of the world (8:12-20)
                29 Jesus foretells his death (8:21-30)
                  30 Before Abraham was born, I am (8:31-59)
                    31 A man born blind receives sight (9:1-12)
                  32 The Pharisees investigate the healing (9:13-34)
                33 Spiritual blindness (9:35-41)
              34 The sheep, the Shepherd, and sheep robbers (10:1-6)
            35 Jesus' application of the parables (10:7-21)
          36 Jesus is rejected by the Jews (10:22-39)
        37 Across the Jordan (10:40-42)
      38 The death of Lazarus (11:1-16)
    39 Dialogs with Martha (11:17-27)
  40 Dialogs with Mary (11:28-37)
41 Jesus raises Lazarus to life (11:38-44)
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21 The words of eternal life (6:60-71)
6:68 You have the words of eternal life. (6:68)
Eternal life41 Jesus raises Lazarus to life (11:38-44)
Resurrection of Lazarus
22 The unbelief of Jesus' brothers (7:1-9)
7:5 For his brothers did not believe in him. (7:5)
Brother, lack of faith40 Dialogs with Mary (11:28-37)
11:32 Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. (11:32)
23 Jesus at the festival of booths (7:10-24)
7:12 And there was considerable murmuring about him in the crowds. Some said, "He is a good man," (while) others said, "No; on the contrary, he misleads the crowd." (7:12)
Who is Jesus39 Dialogs with Martha (11:17-27)
11:27 Yes, Lord. I have come to believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, the one who is coming into the world.(11:27)
24 Is this the Christ (7:25-36)
7:25 Is he not the one they are trying to kill? (7:25)
Plot to kill38 The death of Lazarus (11:1-16)
11:8 Rabbi, the Jews were just trying to stone you, and you want to go back there? (11:8)
25 River of living water (7:37-44)
7:40 This is truly the Prophet. (7:40)
Truly37 Across the Jordan (10:40-42)
10:41 John performed no sign, but everything John said about this man was true. (10:41)
26 The unbelief of those in authority (7:45-53)
7:49 But this crowd, which does not know the law, is accursed. (7:49)
People who don't understand36 Jesus is rejected by the Jews (10:22-39)
10:33 We are not stoning you for a good work but for blasphemy. You, a man, are making yourself God. (10:33)
27 The woman caught in adultery (8:1-11)
8:9 they went away one by one, beginning with the elders. (8:9)
People who escape35 Jesus' application of the parables (10:7-21)
10:12 A hired man, who is not a shepherd and whose sheep are not his own, sees a wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away, and the wolf catches and scatters them. (10:12)
28 Jesus the light of the world (8:12-20)
8:12 I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life. (8:12)
Jesus leads people34 The sheep, the Shepherd, and sheep robbers (10:1-6)
10:4 When he has driven out all his own, he walks ahead of them, and the sheep follow him, because they recognize his voice.(10:4)
29 Jesus foretells his death (8:21-30)
8:21 you will die in your sin. (8:21)
Sins of people33 Spiritual blindness (9:35-41)
9:41 If you were blind, you would have no sin; but now you are saying, 'We see,' so your sin remains.(9:41)
30 Before Abraham was born, I am (8:31-59)
8:46 Can any of you charge me with sin? (8:46)
Is Jesus a sinner?32 The Pharisees investigate the healing (9:13-34)
9:24 Give God the praise! We know that this man is a sinner. (9:24)

4-2-1

21 The words of eternal life (6:60-71)
  22 The unbelief of Jesus' brothers (7:1-9)
    23 Jesus at the festival of booths (7:10-24)
      24 Is this the Christ (7:25-36)
        25 River of living water (7:37-44)
          26 The unbelief of those in authority (7:45-53)
        27 The woman caught in adultery (8:1-11)
      28 Jesus the light of the world (8:12-20)
    29 Jesus foretells his death (8:21-30)
  30 Before Abraham was born, I am (8:31-59)
31 A man born blind receives sight (9:1-12)
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21 The words of eternal life (6:60-71)
6:70 Yet is not one of you a devil? (6:70)
Prophecy about betrayal31 A man born blind receives sight (9:1-12)
9:4 Night is coming when no one can work. (9:4)
22 The unbelief of Jesus' brothers (7:1-9)
7:1 the Jews were trying to kill him.(7:1)
Plot to kill30 Before Abraham was born, I am (8:31-59)
8:37 you are trying to kill me, because my word has no room among you. (8:37)
23 Jesus at the festival of booths (7:10-24)
7:16 My teaching is not my own but is from the one who sent me. (7:16)
Teachings of the LORD29 Jesus foretells his death (8:21-30)
8:26 But the one who sent me is true, and what I heard from him I tell the world. (8:26)
24 Is this the Christ (7:25-36)
7:30 because his hour had not yet come. (7:30)
The time had not yet come28 Jesus the light of the world (8:12-20)
8:20 because his hour had not yet come. (8:20)
25 River of living water (7:37-44)
7:42 Does not scripture say that the Messiah will be of David's family and come from Bethlehem, the village where David lived?"
The Bible / Torah27 The woman caught in adultery (8:1-11)
8:5 Now in the law, Moses commanded us to stone such women.

4-2-2

31 A man born blind receives sight (9:1-12)
  32 The Pharisees investigate the healing (9:13-34)
    33 Spiritual blindness (9:35-41)
      34 The sheep, the Shepherd, and sheep robbers (10:1-6)
        35 Jesus' application of the parables (10:7-21)
          36 Jesus is rejected by the Jews (10:22-39)
        37 Across the Jordan (10:40-42)
      38 The death of Lazarus (11:1-16)
    39 Dialogs with Martha (11:17-27)
  40 Dialogs with Mary (11:28-37)
41 Jesus raises Lazarus to life (11:38-44)
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31 A man born blind receives sight (9:1-12)
9:7 So he went and washed, and came back able to see.(9:7)
Miracle of healing41 Jesus raises Lazarus to life (11:38-44)
Resurrection of Lazarus
32 The Pharisees investigate the healing (9:13-34)
9:14 Now Jesus had made clay and opened his eyes on a sabbath.(9:14)
To open eye40 Dialogs with Mary (11:28-37)
11:37 Could not the one who opened the eyes of the blind man have done something so that this man would not have died? (11:37)
33 Spiritual blindness (9:35-41)
9:35 Do you believe in the Son of Man? (9:35)
Do you believe?39 Dialogs with Martha (11:17-27)
11:26 everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this? (11:26)
34 The sheep, the Shepherd, and sheep robbers (10:1-6)
10:4 When he has driven out all his own, he walks ahead of them, and the sheep follow him, because they recognize his voice.(10:4)
To follow to Jesus38 The death of Lazarus (11:1-16)
11:16 So Thomas, called Didymus, said to his fellow disciples, "Let us also go to die with him."(11:16)
35 Jesus' application of the parables (10:7-21)
10:16 I have other sheep that do not belong to this fold. These also I must lead, and they will hear my voice, and there will be one flock, one shepherd.(10:16)
Many believers37 Across the Jordan (10:40-42)
10:42 And many there began to believe in him.(10:42)

4-3

41 Jesus raises Lazarus to life (11:38-44)
  42 The plot to kill Jesus (11:45-57)
    43 Mary anoints Jesus (12:1-8)
      44 The plot to kill Lazarus (12:9-11)
        45 Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem (12:12-19)
          46 Some Greeks wish to see Jesus (12:20-26)
            47 Jesus speaks about his death (12:27-36a)
              48 The unbelief of the people (12:36b-41)
                49 The judgement by word of Jesus (12:42-50)
                  50 Jesus washes the disciples' feet (13:1-20)
                    51 Jesus foretells his betrayal (13:21-30)
                  52 The new commandment (13:31-35)
                53 Jesus foretells Peter's denial (13:36-38)
              54 Jesus the way to the father (14:1-14)
            55 The promise of the holy spirit (14:15-24)
          56 Do not let your hearts be troubled (14:25-31)
        57 Jesus the true vine (15:1-10)
      58 love one another (15:11-17)
    59 The world's hatred (15:18-16:4a)
  60 The work of the Spirit (16:4b-15)
61 Sorrow will turn into joy (16:16-33)
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41 Jesus raises Lazarus to life (11:38-44)
I know that you always hear me; but because of the crowd here I have said this, that they may believe that you sent me. (Joh 11:42 NAB)
God hears a prayer61 Sorrow will turn into joy (16:16-33)
Amen, amen, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in my name he will give you. (Joh 16:23 NAB)
42 The plot to kill Jesus (11:45-57)
and not only for the nation, but also to gather into one the dispersed children of God. (Joh 11:52 NAB)
Saved by death of Jesus60 The work of the Spirit (16:4b-15)
But I tell you the truth, it is better for you that I go. For if I do not go, the Advocate will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you. (Joh 16:7 NAB)
43 Mary anoints Jesus (12:1-8)
"Why was this oil not sold for three hundred days' wages and given to the poor?" 12:6 He said this not because he cared about the poor but because he was a thief and held the money bag and used to steal the contributions. (Joh 12:5-6 NAB)
Unreasonable hatred59 The world's hatred (15:18-16:4a)
But in order that the word written in their law might be fulfilled, 'They hated me without cause.' (Joh 15:25 NAB)
44 The plot to kill Lazarus (12:9-11)
12:10 And the chief priests plotted to kill Lazarus too,
Killed58 love one another (15:11-17)
15:13 No one has greater love than this, to lay down ones life for ones friends.
45 Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem (12:12-19)
12:13"Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, (even) the king of Israel."
Glory of the God57 Jesus the true vine (15:1-10)
15:8 By this is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit and become my disciples.
45 Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem (12:12-19)
12:13palm branches
Branches57 Jesus the true vine (15:1-10)
15:5 I am the vine, you are the branches
46 Some Greeks wish to see Jesus (12:20-26)
12:25 Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will preserve it for eternal life.
Love for oneself / the father56 Do not let your hearts be troubled (14:25-31)
14:31 but the world must know that I love the Father and that I do just as the Father has commanded me.
47 Jesus speaks about his death (12:27-36a)
12:32 And when I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw everyone to myself."
Jeus will draw them55 The promise of the holy spirit (14:15-24)
14:19 In a little while the world will no longer see me, but you will see me, because I live and you will live.
48 The unbelief of the people (12:36b-41)
12:37 Although he had performed so many signs in their presence they did not believe in him,
Unbelief54 Jesus the way to the father (14:1-14)
14:1"Do not let your hearts be troubled. You have faith in God; have faith also in me.
49 The judgement by word of Jesus (12:42-50)
12:47 And if anyone hears my words and does not observe them, I do not condemn him, for I did not come to condemn the world but to save the world.
Betrayal and forgiveness53 Jesus foretells Peter's denial (13:36-38)
13:38"Will you lay down your life for me? Amen, amen, I say to you, the cock will not crow before you deny me three times."
50 Jesus washes the disciples' feet (13:1-20)
13:14 If I, therefore, the master and teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash one another's feet.
Love one another52 The new commandment (13:31-35)
13:34As I have loved you, so you also should love one another.

4-3-1

41 Jesus raises Lazarus to life (11:38-44)
  42 The plot to kill Jesus (11:45-57)
    43 Mary anoints Jesus (12:1-8)
      44 The plot to kill Lazarus (12:9-11)
        45 Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem (12:12-19)
          46 Some Greeks wish to see Jesus (12:20-26)
        47 Jesus speaks about his death (12:27-36a)
      48 The unbelief of the people (12:36b-41)
    49 The judgement by word of Jesus (12:42-50)
  50 Jesus washes the disciples' feet (13:1-20)
51 Jesus foretells his betrayal (13:21-30)
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41 Jesus raises Lazarus to life (11:38-44)
11:44 The dead man came out, tied hand and foot with burial bands, and his face was wrapped in a cloth. So Jesus said to them, "Untie him and let him go."
Liberated by Jesus51 Jesus foretells his betrayal (13:21-30)
13:27 After he took the morsel, Satan entered him. So Jesus said to him, "What you are going to do, do quickly."
42 The plot to kill Jesus (11:45-57)
11:53 So from that day on they planned to kill him.
Plot to kill Jesus50 Jesus washes the disciples' feet (13:1-20)
13:2 The devil had already induced Judas, son of Simon the Iscariot, to hand him over.
43 Mary anoints Jesus (12:1-8)
12:7"Leave her alone.
Forgiveness of Jesus49 The judgement by word of Jesus (12:42-50)
12:47 And if anyone hears my words and does not observe them, I do not condemn him, for I did not come to condemn the world but to save the world.
44 The plot to kill Lazarus (12:9-11)
12:11 because many of the Jews were turning away and believing in Jesus because of him.
Belief / unbelief caused by sign48 The unbelief of the people (12:36b-41)
12:37 Although he had performed so many signs in their presence they did not believe in him,
45 Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem (12:12-19)
12:16 His disciples did not understand this at first, but when Jesus had been glorified they remembered that these things were written about him and that they had done this for him.
Glory of Jesus47 Jesus speaks about his death (12:27-36a)
12:28 Father, glorify your name." Then a voice came from heaven, "I have glorified it and will glorify it again."

4-3-2

51 Jesus foretells his betrayal (13:21-30)
  52 The new commandment (13:31-35)
    53 Jesus foretells Peter's denial (13:36-38)
      54 Jesus the way to the father (14:1-14)
        55 The promise of the holy spirit (14:15-24)
          56 Do not let your hearts be troubled (14:25-31)
        57 Jesus the true vine (15:1-10)
      58 love one another (15:11-17)
    59 The world's hatred (15:18-16:4a)
  60 The work of the Spirit (16:4b-15)
61 Sorrow will turn into joy (16:16-33)
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51 Jesus foretells his betrayal (13:21-30)
The disciples looked at one another, at a loss as to whom he meant. (Joh 13:22 NAB)
Disciples' lack of understanding61 Sorrow will turn into joy (16:16-33)
So some of his disciples said to one another, "What does this mean that he is saying to us, 'A little while and you will not see me, and again a little while and you will see me,' and 'Because I am going to the Father'?" (Joh 16:17 NAB)
52 The new commandment (13:31-35)
When he had left, Jesus said, "Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in him. (Joh 13:31 NAB)
Glorified60 The work of the Spirit (16:4b-15)
He will glorify me, because he will take from what is mine and declare it to you. (Joh 16:14 NAB)
53 Jesus foretells Peter's denial (13:36-38)
13:38the cock will not crow before you deny me three times."
Denying / testifying Jesus59 The world's hatred (15:18-16:4a)
15:27 And you also testify, because you have been with me from the beginning.
54 Jesus the way to the father (14:1-14)
14:13 And whatever you ask in my name, I will do,
Asking in the name of Jesus58 love one another (15:11-17)
15:16but I who chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit that will remain, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name he may give you.
55 The promise of the holy spirit (14:15-24)
14:21 Whoever has my commandments and observes them is the one who loves me.
Commandments and love57 Jesus the true vine (15:1-10)
15:10 If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and remain in his love.

4-4

61 Sorrow will turn into joy (16:16-33)
  62 Jesus prays for his disciples (17:1-26)
    63 The betrayal and arrest of Jesus (18:1-14)
      64 Denial of Peter (18:15-18)
        65 The Jewish Trial and Peter's Denial (18:19-24)
          66 Denial of Peter again (18:25-27)
            67 Jesus before Pilate (18:28-38b)
              68 Jesus sentenced to death (18:38c-19:16a)
                69 The crucifixion of Jesus (19:16b-22)
                  70 People with crucified Jesus (19:23-27)
                    71 The death of Jesus (19:28-30)
                  72 Jesus' side is pierced (19:31-37)
                73 The burial of Jesus (19:38-42)
              74 The resurrection of Jesus (20:1-10)
            75 Jesus appears to Mary Magdalene (20:11-18)
          76 Jesus appears to the disciple (20:19-23)
        77 Jesus and Thomas (20:24-29)
      78 The purpose of this book (20:30-31)
    79 Jesus appears to seven disciples (21:1-14)
  80 Jesus and Peter (21:15-19)
81 Jesus and the beloved disciple (21:20-25)
Former halfRelationLatter half
61 Sorrow will turn into joy (16:16-33)
So some of his disciples said to one another, "What does this mean that he is saying to us, A little while and you will not see me, and again a little while and you will see me, and Because I am going to the Father?" (Joh 16:17 NAB)
Disciples question81 Jesus and the beloved disciple (21:20-25)
When Peter saw him, he said to Jesus, "Lord, what about him?" (21:21)
62 Jesus prays for his disciples (17:1-26)
17:23 I in them and you in me, that they may be brought to perfection as one, that the world may know that you sent me, and that you loved them even as you loved me. (17:23)
Love80 Jesus and Peter (21:15-19)
21:15 When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?" He said to him, "Yes, Lord, you know that I love you." He said to him, "Feed my lambs."(21:15)
63 The betrayal and arrest of Jesus (18:1-14)
18:10 Then Simon Peter, who had a sword, drew it, struck the high priest's slave, and cut off his right ear. (18:10)
Simon Peter79 Jesus appears to seven disciples (21:1-14)
21:7 When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he tucked in his garment, for he was lightly clad, and jumped into the sea. (21:7)
64 Denial of Peter (18:15-18)
Denial of Peter
Belief of disciples78 The purpose of this book (20:30-31)
20:31 But these are written that you may (come to) believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that through this belief you may have life in his name.(20:31)
65 The Jewish Trial and Peter's Denial (18:19-24)
18:22 When he had said this, one of the temple guards standing there struck Jesus and said, "Is this the way you answer the high priest?" (18:22)
People who don't believe77 Jesus and Thomas (20:24-29)
20:25 So the other disciples said to him, "We have seen the Lord." But he said to them, "Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands and put my finger into the nailmarks and put my hand into his side, I will not believe." (20:25)
66 Denial of Peter again (18:25-27)
Denial of Peter
Fear of disciples76 Jesus appears to the disciple (20:19-23)
20:19 On the evening of that first day of the week, when the doors were locked, where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews (20:19)
67 Jesus before Pilate (18:28-38b)
18:36"My kingdom does not belong to this world.
Kingdom of the God75 Jesus appears to Mary Magdalene (20:11-18)
20:17'I am going to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.'"
68 Jesus sentenced to death (18:38c-19:16a)
19:7"We have a law, and according to that law he ought to die,
The Bible74 The resurrection of Jesus (20:1-10)
20:9 For they did not yet understand the scripture that he had to rise from the dead.
69 The crucifixion of Jesus (19:16b-22)
19:18 There they crucified him,
Crucifixion / taking the body down73 The burial of Jesus (19:38-42)
19:38And Pilate permitted it. So he came and took his body.
70 People with crucified Jesus (19:23-27)
19:24"Let's not tear it, but cast lots for it to see whose it will be,"
Fulfillment of prophecy72 Jesus' side is pierced (19:31-37)
19:36 For this happened so that the scripture passage might be fulfilled: "Not a bone of it will be broken." 19:37 And again another passage says: "They will look upon him whom they have pierced."
70 People with crucified Jesus (19:23-27)
19:23When the soldiers had crucified Jesus, they took his clothes and divided them into four shares, a share for each soldier. They also took his tunic, but the tunic was seamless, woven in one piece from the top down.
Soldiers72 Jesus' side is pierced (19:31-37)
19:34 but one soldier thrust his lance into his side, and immediately blood and water flowed out.

4-4-1

61 Sorrow will turn into joy (16:16-33)
  62 Jesus prays for his disciples (17:1-26)
    63 The betrayal and arrest of Jesus (18:1-14)
      64 Denial of Peter (18:15-18)
        65 The Jewish Trial and Peter's Denial (18:19-24)
          66 Denial of Peter again (18:25-27)
        67 Jesus before Pilate (18:28-38b)
      68 Jesus sentenced to death (18:38c-19:16a)
    69 The crucifixion of Jesus (19:16b-22)
  70 People with crucified Jesus (19:23-27)
71 The death of Jesus (19:28-30)
Former halfRelationLatter half
61 Sorrow will turn into joy (16:16-33)
So some of his disciples said to one another, "What does this mean that he is saying to us, 'A little while and you will not see me, and again a little while and you will see me,' and 'Because I am going to the Father'?" (Joh 16:17 NAB)
Going to the Father71 The death of Jesus (19:28-30)
When Jesus had taken the wine, he said, "It is finished." And bowing his head, he handed over the spirit. (Joh 19:30 NAB)
62 Jesus prays for his disciples (17:1-26)
17:12 in order that the scripture might be fulfilled. (17:12)
Fulfillment of the Bible70 People with crucified Jesus (19:23-27)
19:24 in order that the passage of scripture might be fulfilled (19:24)
63 The betrayal and arrest of Jesus (18:1-14)
18:5 They answered him, "Jesus the Nazorean." He said to them, "I AM." (18:5)
Jesus the Nazorean69 The crucifixion of Jesus (19:16b-22)
19:19 It read, "Jesus the Nazorean, the King of the Jews."(19:19)
64 Denial of Peter (18:15-18)
Denial of Peter
Denial against Jesus68 Jesus sentenced to death (18:38c-19:16a)
19:15 They cried out, "Take him away, take him away! Crucify him!" Pilate said to them, "Shall I crucify your king?" The chief priests answered, "We have no king but Caesar." (19:15)
65 The Jewish Trial and Peter's Denial (18:19-24)
18:23 If I have spoken wrongly, testify to the wrong; (18:23)
Testimony67 Jesus before Pilate (18:28-38b)
18:37 You say I am a king. For this I was born and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. (18:37)

4-4-2

71 The death of Jesus (19:28-30)
  72 Jesus' side is pierced (19:31-37)
    73 The burial of Jesus (19:38-42)
      74 The resurrection of Jesus (20:1-10)
        75 Jesus appears to Mary Magdalene (20:11-18)
          76 Jesus appears to the disciple (20:19-23)
        77 Jesus and Thomas (20:24-29)
      78 The purpose of this book (20:30-31)
    79 Jesus appears to seven disciples (21:1-14)
  80 Jesus and Peter (21:15-19)
81 Jesus and the beloved disciple (21:20-25)
Former halfRelationLatter half
71 The death of Jesus (19:28-30)
19:28 After this, aware that everything was now finished, in order that the scripture might be fulfilled, Jesus said, "I thirst."
Everything81 Jesus and the beloved disciple (21:20-25)
21:25 There are also many other things that Jesus did, but if these were to be described individually, I do not think the whole world would contain the books that would be written.
72 Jesus' side is pierced (19:31-37)
19:36 For this happened so that the scripture passage might be fulfilled: "Not a bone of it will be broken."
Sheep80 Jesus and Peter (21:15-19)
21:15"Feed my lambs."
73 The burial of Jesus (19:38-42)
19:38 Joseph of Arimathea, secretly a disciple of Jesus for fear of the Jews
Concealed79 Jesus appears to seven disciples (21:1-14)
21:4 When it was already dawn, Jesus was standing on the shore; but the disciples did not realize that it was Jesus.
74 The resurrection of Jesus (20:1-10)
20:9 For they did not yet understand the scripture that he had to rise from the dead.
Written78 The purpose of this book (20:30-31)
20:31 But these are written that you may (come to) believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that through this belief you may have life in his name.
75 Jesus appears to Mary Magdalene (20:11-18)
20:17"Stop holding on to me,
Disciples touch Jesus77 Jesus and Thomas (20:24-29)
20:27 Put your finger here and see my hands, and bring your hand and put it into my side,

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