John 17:1-5

These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said,

A. (1) Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son,

B. that thy Son also may glorify thee:

C. (2) As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.

C’.(3) And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

B’. (4) I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.

A’.(5) And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.

One thought on “John 17:1-5”

  1. Ronald E.Man in “The Value of Chiasm for New Testament Interpretation” recognises this chiasm – 1984!

    One can also observe a chiastic structure in John 17:1–5:
    A Father, glorify the Son (v. 1c)
    B The Son will glorify the Father (v. 1d)
    C Those given by the Father to the Son (v. 2a-c )
    D Eternal life (v. 2d)
    D’ Eternal life (v. 3a)
    C’ Those who know the Father and the Son (v. 3b)
    B’ The Son has glorified the Father (v. 4)
    A’ Father, glorify the Son (v. 5).

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