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Literary structure (chiasmus, chiasm) of Gospel of John

Chiasmus and Concentric Structure of divided by 5

The text is divided into five concentric structure at four divisional pericopes "Witnesses to Jesus" (no. 17, John 5:31-47), "Spiritual blindness" (no. 33, John 9:35-41), "The judgement by word of Jesus" (no. 49, John 12:42-50), and "The Jewish Trial and Peter's Denial" (no. 65, John 18:19-24). Those pericopes related to the fact that people didn't understand Jesus.


5-1

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)
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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)
Life17 Witnesses to Jesus (5:31-47)
5:39 You search the scriptures, because you think you have eternal life through them; (5:39)
2 The testimony of John the Baptist (1:19-28)
1:27 the one who is coming after me, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to untie. (1:27)
Greatness of the Son16 The authority of the son (5:19-30)
5:20 he will show him greater works than these, so that you may be amazed. (5:20)
3 The lamb of God (1:29-34)
1:29 Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world. (1:29)
Escape from sin15 Jesus heals on the Sabbath (5:1-18)
5:14 Look, you are well; do not sin any more, so that nothing worse may happen to you. (5:14)
4 The first disciple of Jesus (1:35-42)
1:41 We have found the Messiah (1:41)
Becoming to believe14 Healing the Official's Son (4:46-54)
4:53 he and his whole household came to believe. (4:53)
5 Jesus calls Philip and Nathanael (1:43-51)
1:50 Do you believe because I told you that I saw you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than this. (1:50)
To see and to believe13 Jesus returns to Galilee (4:43-45)
4:45 When he came into Galilee, the Galileans welcomed him, since they had seen all he had done in Jerusalem at the feast; (4:45)
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)
Becoming to believe12 Faith of Samaria (4:39-42)
4:41 Many more began to believe in him because of his word (4:41)
7 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. (2:22)
Eternal life11 One sows and another reaps (4:27-38)
4:36 The reaper is already receiving his payment and gathering crops for eternal life, so that the sower and reaper can rejoice together.(4:36)
8 Nicodemus visits Jesus (3:1-21)
3:15 so that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life. (3:15)
To give eternal life10 Jesus and the Woman of Samaria (4:1-26)
4:14 the water I shall give will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life. (4:14)

5-1-1

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)
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1 The word became flesh (1:1-18)
1:14 And the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us, and we saw his glory, the glory as of the Father's only Son, full of grace and truth.
The Father's only Son9 John the Baptist's Final Witness (3:22-36)
3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life.
1 The word became flesh (1:1-18)
1:13 who were born not by natural generation nor by human choice nor by a mans decision but of God.
Flesh and 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. 3:6 What is born of flesh is flesh and what is born of spirit is spirit.
2 The testimony of John the Baptist (1:19-28)
1:22"Who are you, so we can give an answer to those who sent us? What do you have to say for yourself?"
Testimony of human8 Nicodemus visits Jesus (3:1-21)
2:24because he knew them all, 2:25 and did not need anyone to testify about human nature.
3 The lamb of God (1:29-34)
1:32"I saw the Spirit come down like a dove 24 from the sky and remain upon him.
A dove7 Jesus cleanses the temple (2:13-25)
2:15 He made a whip out of cords and drove them all out of the temple area, with the sheep and oxen, and spilled the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables, 2:16 and to those who sold doves he said,
4 The first disciple of Jesus (1:35-42)
the first disciples
Beginning of evangelization6 The wedding at Cana (2:1-12)
the first sign

5-1-2

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)
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9 John the Baptist's Final Witness (3:22-36)
3:36 Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life (3:36)
Eternal life17 Witnesses to Jesus (5:31-47)
5:39 You search the scriptures, because you think you have eternal life through them; (5:39)
10 Jesus and the Woman of Samaria (4:1-26)
4:14 the water I shall give will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life." (4:14)
To give eternal life16 The authority of the son (5:19-30)
5:24 Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes in the one who sent me has eternal life and will not come to condemnation, but has passed from death to life. (5:24)
11 One sows and another reaps (4:27-38)
4:34 My food is to do the will of the one who sent me and to finish his work. (4:34)
Doing works of the father15 Jesus heals on the Sabbath (5:1-18)
5:17 My Father is at work until now, so I am at work.(5:17)
12 Faith of Samaria (4:39-42)
4:41 Many more began to believe in him because of his word, (4:41)
Becoming to believe14 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)

5-2

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)
          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)
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17 Witnesses to Jesus (5:31-47)
5:44 How can you believe, when you accept praise from one another and do not seek the praise that comes from the only God? (5:44)
People who don't believe33 Spiritual blindness (9:35-41)
9:40 Some of the Pharisees who were with him heard this and said to him, "Surely we are not also blind, are we?" (9:40)
18 Feeding the five thousand (6:1-15)
6:14 This is truly the Prophet, the one who is to come into the world.(6:14)
Prophet32 The Pharisees investigate the healing (9:13-34)
9:17 He is a prophet. (9:17)
19 Jesus walks on the water (6:16-21)
6:17 It had already grown dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them. (6:17)
Night is coming31 A man born blind receives sight (9:1-12)
9:4 Night is coming when no one can work. (9:4)
20 The bread from heaven (6:22-59)
6:46 he has seen the Father. (6:46)
To see the Father30 Before Abraham was born, I am (8:31-59)
8:38 I tell you what I have seen in the Father's presence; (8:38)
21 The words of eternal life (6:60-71)
6:65 For this reason I have told you that no one can come to me unless it is granted him by my Father. (6:65)
Not being able to come29 Jesus foretells his death (8:21-30)
8:22 Where I am going you cannot come (8:22)
22 The unbelief of Jesus' brothers (7:1-9)
7:6 My time is not yet here, but the time is always right for you.(7:6)
The time had not yet come28 Jesus the light of the world (8:12-20)
8:20 But no one arrested him, because his hour had not yet come. (8:20)
23 Jesus at the festival of booths (7:10-24)
7:19 Did not Moses give you the law?(7:19)
The law of Moses27 The woman caught in adultery (8:1-11)
8:5 Now in the law, Moses commanded us to stone such women.(8:5)
24 Is this the Christ (7:25-36)
7:32 the chief priests and the Pharisees sent guards to arrest him.(7:32)
The chief priests and Pharisees26 The unbelief of those in authority (7:45-53)
7:45 So the guards went to the chief priests and Pharisees (7:45)

5-2-1

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)
      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)
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17 Witnesses to Jesus (5:31-47)
see 2-1
see 2-125 River of living water (7:37-44)
see 2-1
18 Feeding the five thousand (6:1-15)
see 2-1
see 2-124 Is this the Christ (7:25-36)
see 2-1
19 Jesus walks on the water (6:16-21)
see 2-1
see 2-123 Jesus at the festival of booths (7:10-24)
see 2-1
20 The bread from heaven (6:22-59)
see 2-1
see 2-122 The unbelief of Jesus' brothers (7:1-9)
see 2-1

5-2-2

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)
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25 River of living water (7:37-44)
7:43 So a division occurred in the crowd because of him. (7:43)
Conflicts of crowds33 Spiritual blindness (9:35-41)
9:39 I came into this world for judgment, so that those who do not see might see, and those who do see might become blind."(9:39)
26 The unbelief of those in authority (7:45-53)
7:48 Have any of the authorities or the Pharisees believed in him? (7:48)
Conflicts of Pharisees32 The Pharisees investigate the healing (9:13-34)
9:16 So some of the Pharisees said, "This man is not from God, because he does not keep the sabbath." (But) others said, "How can a sinful man do such signs?" And there was a division among them. (9:16)
27 The woman caught in adultery (8:1-11)
8:11 Neither do I condemn you. (8:11)
Innocent31 A man born blind receives sight (9:1-12)
9:3 Neither he nor his parents sinned; (9:3)
28 Jesus the light of the world (8:12-20)
8:14 Even if I do testify on my own behalf, my testimony can be verified
Truth30 Before Abraham was born, I am (8:31-59)
8:32 you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.

5-3

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)
              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)
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33 Spiritual blindness (9:35-41)
see 1-1
see 1-149 The judgement by word of Jesus (12:42-50)
see 1-1
34 The sheep, the Shepherd, and sheep robbers (10:1-6)
see 1-1
see 1-148 The unbelief of the people (12:36b-41)
see 1-1
35 Jesus' application of the parables (10:7-21)
see 1-1
see 1-147 Jesus speaks about his death (12:27-36a)
see 1-1
36 Jesus is rejected by the Jews (10:22-39)
see 1-1
see 1-146 Some Greeks wish to see Jesus (12:20-26)
see 1-1
37 Across the Jordan (10:40-42)
see 1-1
see 1-145 Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem (12:12-19)
see 1-1
38 The death of Lazarus (11:1-16)
see 1-1
see 1-144 The plot to kill Lazarus (12:9-11)
see 1-1
39 Dialogs with Martha (11:17-27)
see 1-1
see 1-143 Mary anoints Jesus (12:1-8)
see 1-1
40 Dialogs with Mary (11:28-37)
see 1-1
see 1-142 The plot to kill Jesus (11:45-57)
see 1-1

5-3-1

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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33 Spiritual blindness (9:35-41)
9:37 Jesus said to him, "You have seen him and the one speaking with you is he." (9:37)
To see God41 Jesus raises Lazarus to life (11:38-44)
11:40 Jesus said to her, "Did I not tell you that if you believe you will see the glory of God?" (11:40)
34 The sheep, the Shepherd, and sheep robbers (10:1-6)
10:6 Although Jesus used this figure of speech, they did not realize what he was trying to tell them.(10:6)
People who cannot understand40 Dialogs with Mary (11:28-37)
11:37 But some of them said, "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)
35 Jesus' application of the parables (10:7-21)
10:17 This is why the Father loves me, because I lay down my life in order to take it up again. (10:17)
Resurrection and the life39 Dialogs with Martha (11:17-27)
11:25 I am the resurrection and the life (11:25)
36 Jesus is rejected by the Jews (10:22-39)
10:31 The Jews again picked up rocks to stone him. (10:31)
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)

5-3-2

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)
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41 Jesus raises Lazarus to life (11:38-44)
11:42 that they may believe that you sent me.
Sender, believing49 The judgement by word of Jesus (12:42-50)
12:44 Whoever believes in me believes not only in me but also in the one who sent me,
42 The plot to kill Jesus (11:45-57)
11:52 and not only for the nation, but also to gather into one the dispersed children of God.
Saved / not saved48 The unbelief of the people (12:36b-41)
12:40 "He blinded their eyes and hardened their heart, so that they might not see with their eyes and understand with their heart and be converted, and I would heal them."
43 Mary anoints Jesus (12:1-8)
12:8 You always have the poor with you, but you do not always have me.
Jesus leaves47 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.
44 The plot to kill Lazarus (12:9-11)
12:10 And the chief priests plotted to kill Lazarus too,
Death46 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.

5-4

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)
      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)
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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. (12:47)
Words of Jesus65 The Jewish Trial and Peter's Denial (18:19-24)
18:21 Why ask me? Ask those who heard me what I said to them. They know what I said. (18:21)
50 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. (13:2)
Betrayal of disciples64 Denial of Peter (18:15-18)
Denial of Peter
51 Jesus foretells his betrayal (13:21-30)
13:21 Amen, amen, I say to you, one of you will betray me. (13:21)
Betrayal of Judas 63 The betrayal and arrest of Jesus (18:1-14)
18:2 Judas his betrayer also knew the place, because Jesus had often met there with his disciples. (18:2)
52 The new commandment (13:31-35)
13:31 Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in him.(13:31)
Being glorified62 Jesus prays for his disciples (17:1-26)
17:10 I have been glorified in them. (17:10)
53 Jesus foretells Peter's denial (13:36-38)
Jesus answered (him), "Where I am going, you cannot follow me now, though you will follow later." (Joh 13:36 NAB)
Meeting again with Jesus61 Sorrow will turn into joy (16:16-33)
A little while and you will no longer see me, and again a little while later and you will see me. (Joh 16:16 NAB)
54 Jesus the way to the father (14:1-14)
I am the way and the truth and the life. (Joh 14:6 NAB)
Truth60 The work of the Spirit (16:4b-15)
But when he comes, the Spirit of truth, he will guide you to all truth. (Joh 16:13 NAB)
55 The promise of the holy spirit (14:15-24)
And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate to be with you always, 14:17 the Spirit of truth, which the world cannot accept, because it neither sees nor knows it. But you know it, because it remains with you, and will be in you. (Joh 14:16-17 NAB)
Advocate, the Spirit of truth59 The world's hatred (15:18-16:4a)
When the Advocate comes whom I will send you from the Father, the Spirit of truth that proceeds from the Father, he will testify to me. (Joh 15:26 NAB)
56 Do not let your hearts be troubled (14:25-31)
14:28If you loved me, you would rejoice that I am going to the Father;
Sacrifice love58 love one another (15:11-17)
15:13 No one has greater love than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends.

5-4-1

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)
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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,
Observing the words of Jesus57 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 Fathers commandments and remain in his love.
50 Jesus washes the disciples' feet (13:1-20)
13:1Jesus knew that his hour had come to pass from this world to the Father.
The time has come56 Do not let your hearts be troubled (14:25-31)
14:31Get up, let us go.
51 Jesus foretells his betrayal (13:21-30)
13:26Judas, son of Simon the Iscariot.
Judas the Iscariot55 The promise of the holy spirit (14:15-24)
14:22 Judas, not the Iscariot,
52 The new commandment (13:31-35)
13:31and God is glorified in him.
The Father is glorified in the son54 Jesus the way to the father (14:1-14)
14:13so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

5-4-2

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)
      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)
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57 Jesus the true vine (15:1-10)
see 2-2
see 2-265 The Jewish Trial and Peter's Denial (18:19-24)
see 2-2
58 love one another (15:11-17)
see 2-2
see 2-264 Denial of Peter (18:15-18)
see 2-2
59 The world's hatred (15:18-16:4a)
see 2-2
see 2-263 The betrayal and arrest of Jesus (18:1-14)
see 2-2
60 The work of the Spirit (16:4b-15)
see 2-2
see 2-262 Jesus prays for his disciples (17:1-26)
see 2-2

5-5

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
65 The Jewish Trial and Peter's Denial (18:19-24)
18:23 If I have spoken wrongly, testify to the wrong; (18:23)
Testimony81 Jesus and the beloved disciple (21:20-25)
21:24 It is this disciple who testifies to these things and has written them, and we know that his testimony is true.(21:24)
66 Denial of Peter again (18:25-27)
The third denial of Peter
Peter, three times80 Jesus and Peter (21:15-19)
Three questions for Peter
67 Jesus before Pilate (18:28-38b)
18:37 So Pilate said to him, "Then you are a king?"
Who is Jesus79 Jesus appears to seven disciples (21:1-14)
21:7 So the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, "It is the Lord."
68 Jesus sentenced to death (18:38c-19:16a)
19:7"We have a law, and according to that law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God."
The Son of God78 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,
69 The crucifixion of Jesus (19:16b-22)
crucifixion
Crucifixion77 Jesus and Thomas (20:24-29)
20:25"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."
70 People with crucified Jesus (19:23-27)
19:26he said to his mother, "Woman, behold, your son." 19:27 Then he said to the disciple, "Behold, your mother." And from that hour the disciple took her into his home.
Sent76 Jesus appears to the disciple (20:19-23)
20:21"Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you."
71 The death of Jesus (19:28-30)
19:30"It is finished." And bowing his head, he handed over the spirit.
Finished75 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.'"
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." 19:37 And again another passage says: "They will look upon him whom they have pierced."
Fulfillment of 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.

5-5-1

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)
Former halfRelationLatter half
65 The Jewish Trial and Peter's Denial (18:19-24)
18:20 I have spoken publicly to the world. I have always taught in a synagogue or in the temple area where all the Jews gather, and in secret I have said nothing.(18:20)
Secret73 The burial of Jesus (19:38-42)
19:38 After this, Joseph of Arimathea, secretly a disciple of Jesus for fear of the Jews, asked Pilate if he could remove the body of Jesus. (19:38)
66 Denial of Peter again (18:25-27)
18:27 Again Peter denied it. And immediately the cock crowed. (18:27)
False testimony / true testimony72 Jesus' side is pierced (19:31-37)
19:35 An eyewitness has testified, and his testimony is true; he knows that he is speaking the truth, so that you also may (come to) believe.(19:35)
67 Jesus before Pilate (18:28-38b)
18:32 in order that the word of Jesus might be fulfilled that he said indicating the kind of death he would die.
Fulfillment of prophecy71 The death of Jesus (19:28-30)
19:28in order that the scripture might be fulfilled,
68 Jesus sentenced to death (18:38c-19:16a)
19:2 And the soldiers wove a crown out of thorns and placed it on his head, and clothed him in a purple cloak, 19:3 and they came to him and said, "Hail, King of the Jews!" And they struck him repeatedly.
Soldier, cloth70 People with crucified Jesus (19:23-27)
19:23 When the soldiers had crucified Jesus, they took his clothes and divided them into four shares, a share for each soldier.

5-5-2

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
73 The burial of Jesus (19:38-42)
19:42 So they laid Jesus there because of the Jewish preparation day; for the tomb was close by.
Death81 Jesus and the beloved disciple (21:20-25)
21:23 So the word spread among the brothers that that disciple would not die.
74 The resurrection of Jesus (20:1-10)
20:7 and the cloth that had covered his head, not with the burial cloths but rolled up in a separate place.
Cloth80 Jesus and Peter (21:15-19)
21:18 Amen, amen, I say to you, when you were younger, you used to dress yourself and go where you wanted; but when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will dress you and lead you where you do not want to go."
75 Jesus appears to Mary Magdalene (20:11-18)
20:14but did not know it was Jesus.
Disciples don't realize Jesus79 Jesus appears to seven disciples (21:1-14)
21:4but the disciples did not realize that it was Jesus.
76 Jesus appears to the disciple (20:19-23)
20:21As the Father has sent me, so I send you."
Evangelization78 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.

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