MARK 1:14-17

A (14) Now after that John was put in prison, JESUS came  INTO GALILEE,

B (14) preaching THE GOSPEL

C (14) OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD,

D (15) And saying, The time is fulfilled,

C′ (15) and THE KINGDOM OF GOD is at hand:

B′ (15) repent ye, and believe THE GOSPEL.

A′ (16) Now as he walked by the sea OF GALILEE, he saw Simon and Andrew his brother casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers. (17) And JESUS said unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men.

2 thoughts on “MARK 1:14-17”

  1. So as to not end the chiasm in the middle of the narrative, I organized this section a little differently. It has both an inverted chiasm and a parallel chiasm:

    Mark 1:14-20 (HCSB)
    A – GALILEE (14a) After John was arrested, Jesus went to Galilee,
    B – GOOD NEWS (14b) – preaching the good news of God:
    C – TIME MARKER – FULFILLED (15a) “The time is fulfilled,
    C’ – TIME MARKER – COME NEAR (15b) and the kingdom of God has come near.
    B – GOOD NEWS Repent and believe in the good news! ”
    A’ – GALILEE (16a) As He was passing along by the Sea of Galilee,

    A – BROTHERS (16b) He saw Simon and Andrew, Simon’s brother.
    B – NET (16c) They were casting a net into the sea, since they were fishermen.
    C – INVITATION (17) “Follow Me,” Jesus told them, “and I will make you fish for people!”
    D – (18) Immediately they left their nets and followed Him.
    A’ – BROTHERS (19a) Going on a little farther, He saw James the son of Zebedee and his brother John.
    B’ – NETS (19b) They were in their boat mending their nets.
    C’ – INVITATION (20a) Immediately He called them,
    D’ – (20b) and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men and followed Him.

  2. Thanks Perry, I suspect there are many patterns that we have posted which do not yet capture the full structure of a unit of scripture. SRP

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