Chiasmus of Matthew 17:22-20:19

by Dr. John Sweigart

Jesus predicts His coming death which is His sacrifice. (17:22-23) B Sacrifice of treasure on earth to avoid giving offense. (17:24-27) C Sacrifice of the self-life for the sake of the Kingdom. (18:1-7) D Sacrifice of the physical body for the sake of the Kingdom. (18:8-9) E Sacrifice of present position for the sake of the kingdom. (18:1-14) F Sacrifice of legal rights for revenge. (18:15-17) X Agreement between heaven and earth. (18:18-20) F' Sacrifice of legal rights for revenge. (18:21-35) E' Sacrifice of permission to divorce for the sake of the kingdom. (19:1-10) D' Sacrifice of sexual pleasure for the sake of the Kingdom. (19:11-12) C' Sacrifice of self-life for the sake of the Kingdom. (19:13-15) B' Sacrifice of treasure on earth for treasure in the Kingdom. (19:16-20:16) A' Jesus predicts His coming death burial and resurrection. (20:17-19)

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