ACTS 14:19-20

A (19) And there came thither certain Jews from ANTIOCH

B (19) and ICONIUM,

C (19, 20) who persuaded the people, and, having stoned Paul, drew him out of THE CITY, supposing he had been dead. Howbeit, as the disciples stood round about him, he rose up, and came into THE CITY:

D (20) and the next day he departed with Barnabas to Derbe. And when they had preached the gospel to that city, and had taught many),

C′ (20) they returned again to LYSTRA,

B′ (20) and to ICONIUM,

A′ (20) and ANTIOCH,

Note that “the city” in verse 19 and “Lystra” in verse 20 both refer to the same thing.

This chiasm provides a geographical illustration of a chiasm. Reading a chiasm is like travelling through places to a destination and then returning through the same places, but with a greater knowledge and different perspectives of the places.

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