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Literary structure of John-Revelation

1John1:1-18 The word became fleshWord and life81Revelation22:17-21 22:17-21
through him was life (1:4)"if anyone takes away from the words in this prophetic book, God will take away his share in the tree of life and in the holy city described in this book. (22:19)"
2John1:19-28 The testimony of John the BaptistI am a fellow servant80Revelation22:6-16 22:6-16
I am not the Messiah (1:20)I am a fellow servant of yours and of your brothers the prophets and of those who keep the message of this book. Worship God. (22:9)
3John1:29-34 The lamb of GodComing down out of heaven79Revelation21:9-27 22:1-5 21:9-27 22:1-5
he Spirit come down like a dove from the sky (1:32)the holy city Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God (21:10)
4John1:35-42 The first disciple of JesusGod's dwelling is with the human race78Revelation21:1-8 21:1-8
where are you staying? (1:38)God's dwelling is with the human race. He will dwell with them and they will be his people and God himself will always be with them (21:3)
5John1:43-51 Jesus calls Philip and NathanaelKing77Revelation20:11-15 20:11-15
you are the King of Israel (1:49)I saw a large white throne and the one who was sitting on it (20:11)
6John2:1-12 The wedding at CanaContainer for purification76Revelation20:7-10 20:7-10
there were six stone water jars there for Jewish ceremonial washings (2:6)The Devil who had led them astray was thrown into the pool of fire and sulfur (20:10)
7John2:13-25 Jesus cleanses the templeResurrection75Revelation20:4-6 20:4-6
when he was raised from the dead (2:22)This is the first resurrection (20:5)
8John3:1-21 Nicodemus visits JesusSerpent74Revelation20:1-3 20:1-3
Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert (3:14)the ancient serpent (20:2)
9John3:22-36 John the Baptist's Final WitnessCapture73Revelation19:17-21 19:17-21
John had not yet been imprisoned (3:24)The beast was caught and with it the false prophet who had performed in its sight (19:20)
10John4:1-26 Jesus and the Woman of SamariaLord (kurios in Greek)72Revelation19:11-16 19:11-16
"Sir, I can see that you are a prophet (4:19)"King of kings and Lord of lords (19:16)
11John4:27-38 One sows and another reapsRighteous deeds71Revelation19:6-10 19:6-10
you are sharing the fruits of their work (4:38)The linen represents the righteous deeds of the holy ones (19:8)
12John4:39-42 Faith of SamariaTruly70Revelation19:1-5 19:1-5
this is truly the savior of the world (4:42)true and just are his judgments (19:2)
13John4:43-45 Jesus returns to GalileeProphet69Revelation18:21-24 18:21-24
a prophet has no honor in his native place (4:44)the blood of prophets and holy ones (18:24)
14John4:46-54 Healing the Official's SonImmediately68Revelation18:17b-20 18:17b-20
"While he was on his way back, his slaves met him and told him that his boy would live (4:51)"In one hour she has been ruined (18:19)
15John5:1-18 Jesus heals on the SabbathImmediately67Revelation18:11-17a 18:11-17a
Immediately the man became well (5:9)In one hour this great wealth has been ruined (18:17)
16John5:19-30 The authority of the sonJudgment66Revelation18:9-10 18:9-10
"Nor does the Father judge anyone, but he has given all judgment to his Son (5:22)""great city, Babylon, mighty city. In one hour your judgment has come. (18:10)"
17John5:31-47 Witnesses to JesusDeeds65Revelation18:4-8 18:4-8
"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)"Pay her back as she has paid others. Pay her back double for her deeds. (18:6)
18John6:1-15 Feeding the five thousandKing64Revelation18:1-3 18:1-3
they were going to come and carry him off to make him king (6:15)The kings of the earth had intercourse with her (18:3)
19John6:16-21 Jesus walks on the waterOn a water63Revelation17:15-18 17:15-18
Jesus walking on the sea and coming near the boat (6:19)The waters that you saw where the harlot lives (17:15)
20John6:22-59 The bread from heavenLife62Revelation17:7-14 17:7-14
the food that endures for eternal life (6:27)The inhabitants of the earth whose names have not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world (17:8)
21John6:60-71 The words of eternal lifeSpirit61Revelation17:3-6 17:3-6
It is the spirit that gives life (6:63)me away in spirit (17:3)
22John7:1-9 The unbelief of Jesus' brothersEvil deeds60Revelation17:1-2 17:1-2
I testify to it that its works are evil (7:7)"The kings of the earth have had intercourse with her, and the inhabitants of the earth became drunk on the wine of her harlotry. (17:2)"
23John7:10-24 Jesus at the festival of boothsBlasphemy59Revelation16:17-21 16:17-21
You are possessed! Who is trying to kill you?(7:20)they blasphemed God for the plague of hail (16:21)
24John7:25-36 Is this the ChristNot being able to find58Revelation16:12-16 16:12-16
You will look for me but not find (7:34)"Behold, I am coming like a thief (16:15)"
25John7:37-44 River of living waterBlasphemy57Revelation16:10-11 16:10-11
"The Messiah will not come from Galilee, will he? (7:41)"blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and sores (16:11)
26John7:45-53 The unbelief of those in authorityBlasphemy56Revelation16:8-9 16:8-9
Look and see that no prophet arises from Galilee. (7:52)blasphemed the name of God who had power over these plagues (16:9)
27John8:1-11 The woman caught in adulteryJudgment55Revelation16:3-7 16:3-7
"Neither do I condemn you. Go, (8:11)"your judgments are true and just (16:7)
28John8:12-20 Jesus the light of the worldTemple54Revelation16:1-3 16:1-3
in the treasury in the temple area. (8:20)a loud voice speaking from the temple (16:1)
29John8:21-30 Jesus foretells his deathTrue53Revelation15:1-8 15:1-8
the one who sent me is true (8:26)Just and true are your ways (15:3)
30John8:31-59 "Before Abraham was born, I am"Martyrdom52Revelation14:14-20 14:14-20
you are trying to kill me (8:37)blood poured out of the wine press to the height of a horse's bridle for two hundred miles (14:20)
31John9:1-12 A man born blind receives sightBeing saved51Revelation14:13 14:13
"he went and washed, and came back able to see.(9:7)"let them find rest from their labors (14:13)
32John9:13-34 The Pharisees investigate the healingKeeping the faith50Revelation14:6-12 14:6-12
"If this man were not from God, he would not be able to do anything. (9:33)"Here is what sustains the holy ones who keep God's commandments and their faith in Jesus (14:12)
33John9:35-41 Spiritual blindnessNo deceit49Revelation14:1-5 14:1-5
"I do believe, Lord (9:38)"On their lips no deceit has been found (14:5)
34John10:1-6 "The sheep, the Shepherd, and sheep robbers"Hostile48Revelation13:16-18 13:16-18
whoever does not enter a sheepfold through the gate but climbs over elsewhere is a thief and a robber.(10:1)it is a number that stands for a person. His number is six hundred and sixty-six.(13:18)
35John10:7-21 Jesus' application of the parablesFake47Revelation13:11-15 13:11-15
All who came (before me) are thieves and robbers (10:8)it had two horns like a lamb's but spoke like a dragon.(13:11)
36John10:22-39 Jesus is rejected by the JewsMartyrdom46Revelation13:8-10 13:8-10
The Jews again picked up rocks to stone him. (10:31)Anyone destined to be slain by the sword shall be slain by the sword (13:10)
37John10:40-42 Across the JordanGiving a authority45Revelation13:1-7 13:1-7
"John performed no sign, but everything John said about this man was true.(10:41)"They worshiped the dragon because it gave its authority to the beast (13:4)
38John11:1-16 The death of LazarusGoing to a battle44Revelation12:17-18 12:17-18
Let us also go to die with him. (11:16)"went off to wage war against the rest of her offspring, those who keep God's commandments and bear witness to Jesus. (12:17)"
39John11:17-27 Dialogs with MarthaHelping a woman43Revelation12:15-16 12:15-16
"even now I know that whatever you ask of God, God will give you. (11:22)"the earth helped the woman (12:16)
40John11:28-37 Dialogs with MaryChasing a woman42Revelation12:13-14 12:13-14
"So when the Jews who were with her in the house comforting her saw Mary get up quickly and go out, they followed her, (11:31)"it pursued the woman who had given birth to the male child (12:13)
41John11:38-44 Jesus raises Lazarus to lifeAppeared glory41Revelation12:10-12 12:10-12
Did I not tell you that if you believe you will see the glory of God? (11:40)"Now have salvation and power come, and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Anointed (12:10)"
42John11:45-57 The plot to kill JesusGoing to a desert40Revelation12:6-9 12:6-9
"he left for the region near the desert, to a town called Ephraim (11:54)"The woman herself fled into the desert (12:6)
43John12:1-8 Mary anoints JesusA woman and a hostile39Revelation12:1-5 12:1-5
Mary and Judas"the dragon stood before the woman about to give birth, to devour her child when she gave birth. (12:4)"
44John12:9-11 The plot to kill LazarusPeople who want to kill38Revelation11:15-19 11:15-19
the chief priests plotted to kill Lazarus too (12:10)to destroy those who destroy the earth (11:18)
45John12:12-19 Jesus' triumphal entry into JerusalemGlory37Revelation11:11-14 11:11-14
when Jesus had been glorified they remembered that these things were written about him and that they had done this for him.(12:16)the rest were terrified and gave glory to the God of heaven.(11:13)
46John12:20-26 Some Greeks wish to see JesusMartyrdom36Revelation11:7-10 11:7-10
"unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat; but if it dies, it produces much fruit.(12:24)""When they have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up from the abyss will wage war against them and conquer them and kill them.(11:7)"
47John12:27-36a Jesus speaks about his deathComing from heaven35Revelation11:5-6 11:5-6
Then a voice came from heaven (12:28)They have the power to close up the sky so that no rain can fall during the time of their prophesying (11:6)
48John12:36b-41 The unbelief of the peopleProphet34Revelation11:1-4 11:1-4
Isaiah the prophet (12:38)"I will commission my two witnesses to prophesy for those twelve hundred and sixty days, wearing sackcloth (11:3)"
49John12:42-50 The judgement by word of JesusAccepting the words33Revelation10:8-11 10:8-11
"Whoever rejects me and does not accept my words has something to judge him: the word that I spoke, it will condemn him on the last day (12:48)""I took the small scroll from the angel's hand and swallowed it. In my mouth it was like sweet honey, but when I had eaten it, my stomach turned sour. (10:10)"
50John13:1-20 Jesus washes the disciples' feetNo time32Revelation10:5-7 10:5-7
his hour had come to pass from this world to the Father (13:1)There shall be no more delay (10:6)
51John13:21-30 Jesus foretells his betrayalBeing kept secret31Revelation10:4 10:4
none of those reclining at table realized why he said this to him (13:28)Seal up what the seven thunders have spoken (10:4)
52John13:31-35 The new commandmentGlory30Revelation10:1-3 10:1-3
"Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in him (13:31)""another mighty angel come down from heaven wrapped in a cloud, with a halo around his head (10:1)"
53John13:36-38 Jesus foretells Peter's denialThree calamity29Revelation9:17-21 9:17-21
the cock will not crow before you deny me three times (13:38)these three plagues (9:18)
54John14:1-14 Jesus the way to the fatherPreparation28Revelation9:13-16 9:13-16
I am going to prepare a place for you (14:2)"who were prepared for this hour, day, month, and year (9:15)"
55John14:15-24 The promise of the holy spiritBeloved / not beloved27Revelation9:1-12 9:1-12
whoever loves me will be loved by my Father (14:21)"They were told not to harm the grass of the earth or any plant or any tree, but only those people who did not have the seal of God on their foreheads. (9:4)"
56John14:25-31 Do not let your hearts be troubledFear26Revelation8:12-13 8:12-13
Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid (14:27)Woe! Woe! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth (8:13)
57John15:1-10 Jesus the true vinePeople who are taken away25Revelation8:10-11 8:10-11
He takes away every branch in me that does not bear fruit (15:2)"Many people died from this water, because it was made bitter (8:11)"
58John15:11-17 love one anotherSurvive / do not survive24Revelation8:8-9 8:8-9
to go and bear fruit that will remain (15:16)a third of the creatures living in the sea died (8:9)
59John15:18-27 16:1-4a The world's hatredSufferings23Revelation8:6-7 8:6-7
"If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you (15:20)""there came hail and fire mixed with blood, which was hurled down to the earth (8:7)"
60John16:4b-15 The work of the SpiritGoing to God22Revelation8:1-5 8:1-5
now I am going to the one who sent me (16:5)The smoke of the incense along with the prayers of the holy ones went up before God from the hand of the angel. (8:4)
61John16:16-33 Sorrow will turn into joyEnd of a sorrow21Revelation7:13-17 7:13-17
"you will grieve, but your grief will become joy (16:20)"God will wipe away every tear from their eyes (7:17)
62John17:1-26 Jesus prays for his disciplesGlory20Revelation7:11-12 7:11-12
"Give glory to your son, so that your son may glorify you (17:1)""Amen. Blessing and glory, wisdom and thanksgiving, honor, power, and might be to our God forever and ever. (7:12)"
63John18:1-14 The betrayal and arrest of Jesusa great multitude of crowd19Revelation7:1-10 7:1-10
"Judas got a band of soldiers and guards from the chief priests and the Pharisees and went there with lanterns, torches, and weapons.(18:3)""a great multitude, which no one could count, from every nation, race, people, and tongue. They stood before the throne and before the Lamb, wearing white robes and holding palm branches in their hands. (7:9)"
64John18:15-18 Denial of PeterPeople who can not withstand18Revelation6:12-17 6:12-17
Denial of Peterwho can withstand it? (6:17)
65John18:19-24 The Jewish Trial and Peter's DenialTestimony17Revelation6:9-11 6:9-11
"If I have spoken wrongly, testify to the wrong (18:23)"the souls of those who had been slaughtered because of the witness they bore to the word of God.(6:9)
66John18:25-27 Denial of Peter againSword16Revelation6:7-8 6:7-8
the one whose ear Peter had cut off (18:26)"to kill with sword, famine, and plague (6:8)"
67John18:28-38b Jesus before PilateJudgment15Revelation6:5-6 6:5-6
"Take him yourselves, and judge him according to your law (18:31)"its rider held a scale in his hand (6:5)
68John18:38c-40 19:1-16a Jesus sentenced to deathTo take peace away14Revelation6:3-4 6:3-4
"Take him away, take him away! Crucify him! (19:15)""Its rider was given power to take peace away from the earth, so that people would slaughter one another. (6:4)"
69John19:16b-22 The crucifixion of JesusKing13Revelation6:1-2 6:1-2
"Jesus the Nazorean, the King of the Jews (19:19)"He was given a crown (6:2)
70John19:23-27 People with crucified JesusPeople who are standing by12Revelation5:8-14 5:8-14
"Standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary of Magdala.(19:25)"I looked again and heard the voices of many angels who surrounded the throne and the living creatures and the elders. (5:11)
71John19:28-30 The death of JesusFulfillment11Revelation5:1-7 5:1-7
It is finished (19:30)"the root of David, has triumphed (5:5)"
72John19:31-37 Jesus' side is piercedProphecy10Revelation4:1-11 4:1-11
so that the scripture passage might be fulfilled (19:36)I will show you what must happen afterwards (4:1)
73John19:38-42 The burial of JesusIncomplete faith9Revelation3:14-22 3:14-22
secretly a disciple of Jesus for fear of the Jews (19:38)you are neither cold nor hot (3:15)
74John20:1-10 The resurrection of JesusLove of Jesus8Revelation3:7-13 3:7-13
the other disciple whom Jesus loved (20:2)they will realize that I love you. (3:9)
75John20:11-18 Jesus appears to Mary MagdaleneWhite clothes7Revelation3:1-6 3:1-6
two angels in white sitting (20:12)they will walk with me dressed in white (3:4)
76John20:19-23 Jesus appears to the discipleAs the Father has sent me6Revelation2:18-29 2:18-29
"As the Father has sent me, so I send you (20:21)"just as I received authority from my Father (2:28)
77John20:24-29 Jesus and ThomasFaith5Revelation2:12-17 2:12-17
Have you come to believe because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed. (20:29)yet you hold fast to my name and have not denied your faith in me (2:13)
78John20:30-31 The purpose of this bookGiving a life4Revelation2:8-11 2:8-11
through this belief you may have life in his name (20:31)I will give you the crown of life. (2:10)
79John21:1-14 Jesus appears to seven disciplesGiving a food3Revelation2:1-7 2:1-7
"Come, have breakfast (21:12)"I will give the right to eat from the tree of life that is in the garden of God (2:7)
80John21:15-19 Jesus and PeterBelt (zwnh in Greek)2Revelation1:8-20 1:8-20
you used to dress yourself and go where you wanted (21:18)"wearing an ankle-length robe, with a gold sash around his chest. (1:13)"
81John21:20-25 Jesus and the beloved discipleJohn testifies1Revelation1:1-7 1:1-7
It is this disciple who testifies to these things and has written them (21:24)who gives witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ by reporting what he saw (1:2)

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