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Mark 13:19-25

A (19) For in those days  shall be (19) AFFLICTION <2347>, such as was not from the beginning of the creation which God created unto this time, neither shall be.

B (20) And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for THE ELECT’S SAKE, whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days.

C (21) And then if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ; or, lo, he is there; believe him not:

B′ (22) For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even THE ELECT.

A′ (23, 24) But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all things. But in those days, after that TRIBULATION <2347>, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, (25) And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken.

Mark 12:18-27

A.(18) Then come unto him the Sadducees, which say there is no resurrection; and they asked him, saying,

B.(19) Master, Moses wrote unto us, If a man’s brother die, and leave his wife behind him, and leave no children, that his brother should take his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother. (20) Now there were seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and dying left no seed.(21) And the second took her, and died, neither left he any seed: and the third likewise.(22) And the seven had her, and left no seed: last of all the woman died also.

C. (23) In the resurrection therefore, when they shall rise, whose wife shall she be of them? for the seven had her to wife.

D.(24) And Jesus answering said unto them, Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God?

C’.(25) For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels which are in heaven.

B’.(26) And as touching the dead, that they rise: have ye not read in the book of Moses, how in the bush God spake unto him, saying, I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? (27) He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living:

A’. ye therefore do greatly err.



Mark 13:1-4; 7-13

Mark 13:1-4:

A (1) And as he went out of THE TEMPLE, one of his disciples saith unto him, Master,

B (1) see what manner OF STONES

C (1) and what BUILDINGS are here!

D (2) And Jesus answering said unto him,

C′ (2) Seest thou these great BUILDINGS?

B′ (2) there shall not be left one STONE UPON ANOTHER, that shall not be thrown down.

A′ (3, 4) And as he sat upon the mount of Olives over against THE TEMPLE, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign when all these things shall be fulfilled?

Mark 13:7-13:

A (7) And when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be ye not troubled: for such things must needs be; but THE END shall not be yet.

B (8) For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and THERE SHALL BE earthquakes in divers places, and THERE SHALL BE famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.

C (9) But take heed to yourselves: for THEY SHALL DELIVER <3860> you up to councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them.

 D (10) And the gospel must first be published among all nations.

C′ (11, 12) But when they shall lead you, and DELIVER <3860> you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Spirit. Now the brother SHALL BETRAY <3860> the brother to death, and the father the son; and children shall rise up against their parents, and shall cause them to be put to death.

B′ (13) And YE SHALL BE hated of all men for my name’s sake:

A′ (13) but he that shall endure unto THE END, the same shall be saved.

Mark 10:13-16

Richard B and Ruth

A.(13) And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them.

B. (14) But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not:

C. for of such is the kingdom of God.

B’. (15) Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.

A’.(16) And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them.

Mark 10:27, 32

From Richard B

ESV follows Greek word order as follows

A: With man

B: it is impossible,,

C: but not with God.

B’: For all things are possible

A’: with God.



From Ruth

A. (32) And they were in the way going up to Jerusalem;

B. and Jesus went before them:

C. and they were amazed;

D. and as they followed,

C’. they were afraid.

B. And he took again the twelve, and began to tell them what things should happen unto him,

A’. (33) Saying, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem;

Mark 10:42-45

Richard B spotted the chiasm centred on Mark 10:39 but adds the following for verse 42-45.

A. (42) But Jesus called them to him, and saith unto them, Ye know that they which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them;

B. and their great ones exercise authority upon them.

C. (43) But so shall it not be among you:

B’. but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister:

A’. (44) And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all. (45) For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

Mark 9:4, 5

A (4) And there appeared unto them ELIAS

B (4) with MOSES:

C (4) and they were talking with JESUS.

D (5) And Peter answered and said

C′ (5) to JESUS, Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for thee,

B′ (5) and one for MOSES,

A′ (5) and one for ELIAS.

Mark 5:1-20

A.(1) And they came over unto the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes. (2) And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit,

B.(3) Who had his dwelling among the tombs;

C. and no man could bind him, no, not with chains:

D.(4) Because that he had been often bound with fetters and chains,

D’. and the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces:

C’.neither could any man tame him.

B’.(5) And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones.

A’. (6) But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and worshipped him, (7) And cried with a loud voice, and said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the most high God? I adjure thee by God, that thou torment me not. (8) For he said unto him, Come out of the man, thou unclean spirit.

A. (9) And he asked him, What is thy name? And he answered, saying, My name is Legion: for we are many.(10) And he besought him much that he would not send them away out of the country.

B. (11) Now there was there nigh unto the mountains a great herd of swine feeding.

C. (12 ) And all the devils besought him, saying, Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them.

D. (13) And forthwith Jesus gave them leave. 

C’. And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea, (they were about two thousand;) and were choked in the sea.

B’. (14) And they that fed the swine fled,

A’. and told it in the city, and in the country.

A.And they went out to see what it was that was done.

B.(15) And they come to Jesus, and see him that was possessed with the devil, and had the legion,

C. sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid. 

B’. (16) And they that saw it told them how it befell to him that was possessed with the devil, and also concerning the swine.

A’. (17) And they began to pray him to depart out of their coasts.

A.  18 And when he was come into the ship, he that had been possessed with the devil prayed him that he might be with him. 19 Howbeit Jesus suffered him not, but saith unto him, Go home to thy friends,

B. and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had compassion on thee.

A’. 20 And he departed,

B’. and began to publish in Decapolis how great things Jesus had done for him: and all men did marvel.

Mark 3:1-5

A.(1) And he entered again into the synagogue; and there was a man there which had a withered hand.

B.(2) And they watched him, whether he would heal him on the sabbath day; that they might accuse him. (3) And he saith unto the man which had the withered hand, Stand forth.

C.(4) And he saith unto them, Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath days, or to do evil? to save life, or to kill?

C’. But they held their peace.

B’.(5) And when he had looked round about on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, he saith unto the man, Stretch forth thine hand.

A’. And he stretched it out: and his hand was restored whole as the other.

Mark 3:31-35

A.(31) There came then his brethren and his mother, and, standing without, sent unto him, calling him.

B.(32)  And the multitude sat about him, and they said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren without seek for thee.

C.(33) And he answered them, saying, Who is my mother, or my brethren?

B’.(34) And he looked round about on them which sat about him, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren!

A'(35) For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother.

Note: the chiasm contrasts the natural relationships – those “without”  in the first arm A.B. with the spiritual relationships in the seconds arm A’B’ – those within.