“Be Not Unequally Yoked Together With Unbelievers” (2 Cor. 6:14) – a Chiastic Analysis of 2 Cor. 6:11-7:4a


In this short article, I attempt a structural analysis of 2 Cor. 6:11-7:4a. This passage includes the famous verse about not being yoked together with unbelievers. Although this verse is widely understood to be about marriage, the context suggests that Paul’s primary concern in this verse and the surrounding verses is with the Corinthians’ involvement in pagan idolatrous/immoral religious practices, and their involvement more generally in the immorality of Corinth.

Passages expressing Paul’s concern for the Corinthians frame his  carefully structured appeal for the Corinthians to pursue holiness and righteousness.

I hope you will find the article interesting. It is a Word document, and can be accessed by clicking on the link below:


All comments and corrections welcome!

Categories: Chiastic and Other Structures, Corinthians, New Testament Exegesis, Uncategorized

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