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Genesis 17:23-27

(From RichardS)

A.(23) And Abraham took Ishmael his son, and all that were born in his house, and all that were bought with his money,

B. every male among the men of Abraham’s house;

C. and circumcised the flesh of their foreskin in the selfsame day, as God had said unto him.

D.(24) And Abraham was ninety years old and nine, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.

D’.(25) And Ishmael his son was thirteen years old, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.

C’.(26) In the selfsame day was Abraham circumcised, and Ishmael his son.

B’.(27) And all the men of his house,

A’. born in the house, and bought with money of the stranger, were circumcised with him.

Genesis 2:21-24

A. 21. And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept:and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;

B. 22 And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man,

C. made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.

D. 23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh:

C’. she shall be called Woman,

B’. because she was taken out of Man.

A’. 24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife:and they shall be one flesh.

Note: see also Ephesians 5:28-33

Genesis 1-2:4

from SDS
The chiastic structure of the first half of Day Three, Genesis 1:9-10 (ESV)

A And God said, “Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place,

B. and let the dry land appear”.

C, And it was so.

B’.  God called the dry land Earth,

A’.  and the waters that were gathered together he called Seas. And God saw that it was good.

The chiastic structure of Day Four, Genesis 1:14-19

A.(14a)  And God said, “Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night;

B.(14b)  and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:

C.(15) and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.

D.(16a)  And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.

C’.(17) And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,

B’.(18a)  and to rule over the day and over the night,

A’.(18b) and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good. And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.

The chiastic structure of Day Seven, Genesis 2:1-3 (ESV)

A. (1) Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.

B. (2a) And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made;

C. (2b) and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.

B’.(3)  And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it:

A’. (3) because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made. 

Genesis 2:4

A. These are the generations [toledoth] of the heavens and the earth

B. when they were created [bara’]

B’.  in the day that the LORD God [Yahweh Elohim] made [’asah]

A’.  the earth and the heavens

Genesis 17:1-24

A (1)And when Abram was ninety years old and nine,

B (1b) the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him,

C (1c) I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect. (2) And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly.

D (3a) And Abram fell on his face:

E (3b) and God talked with him, saying, (4) As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations.
(5) Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee.
(6) And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee.

F (7) And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.

G. (8) And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession;

X  and I will be their God.

G’ (9) And God said unto Abraham, Thou shalt keep my covenant therefore, thou, and thy seed after thee in their generations.


(a) (10) This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee;

(b) Every man child among you shall be circumcised.

(c) (11) And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant betwixt me and you.

(b) (12) And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every man child in your generations, he that is born in the house, or bought with money of any stranger, which is not of thy seed.

(a’) (13) He that is born in thy house, and he that is bought with thy money, must needs be circumcised: and my covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant.(14) And the uncircumcised man child whose flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised, that soul shall be cut off from his people; he hath broken my covenant.

E’ (15) And God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be. (16) And I will bless her, and give thee a son also of her: yea, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of people shall be of her.

D’ (17) Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a child be born unto him that is an hundred years old? and shall Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear? (18) And Abraham said unto God, O that Ishmael might live before thee!

C’ (19) And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him.
(20) And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation.
(21) But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set time in the next year.

B’ (22) And he left off talking with him, and God went up from Abraham.

A’ (23) And Abraham took Ishmael his son, and all that were born in his house, and all that were bought with his money, every male among the men of Abraham’s house; and circumcised the flesh of their foreskin in the selfsame day, as God had said unto him. (24) And Abraham was ninety years old and nine, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.

Genesis 30:32-33

A (32) I will pass through all thy flock to day, removing from thence all the speckled and spotted cattle, and all the brown cattle among the sheep,

B (32) and the spotted

C (32) and speckled among the goats:

D (32) and of such shall be my hire.

E (33) So shall my righteousness answer for me in time to come,

D’ (33) when it shall come for my hire before thy face:

C’ (33) every one that is not speckled

B’ (33) and spotted among the goats,

A’ (33) and brown among the sheep, that shall be counted stolen with me.

Genesis 3

Note: this is from Richard Peachey and replaces the earlier proposal.

A.  1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? 

B. 2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: 3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.

C. 4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: 5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. 

D. 6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. 7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.

E. 8 And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.

F. 9 And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? 10 And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself. 11 And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat? 12 And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.

G. 13 And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.

H. 14 And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: 15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

G’. 16  Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.

F’. 17 And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; 18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; 19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.

E’. 20 And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.

D’. 21 Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.

C’.  22 And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil:

B’. and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:

A’. 23 Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. 24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.

Genesis 11:1-9

A  1 And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.(2)  And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there. 

B (3)  And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them throughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter. (4a)  And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven;

C  (4b)  and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.

D  (5)  And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.

E (6)  And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.

D’  (7)  Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.

C’  (8)  So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth:

B’. and they left off to build the city.

A’  (9)  Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.