John 1:1-2

Note: a literal translation of John 1:1-2 shows it to be stepwise parallelism and a chiasm at the same time!

A. In the beginning was the Word

                            B. and the Word was with God,

                     C. and what God was the Word was.

                                                      D. The same was in the beginning with God.

A. In the beginning
B. was the Word
C. and the Word
D. was with God
D’. and what God was
C’. the Word was.
B’. The same was
A”. in the beginning with God.

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