Leviticus 24 chiasm

Leviticus 24:13-23 forms a chiasm. I’ve modified this a little from the original posting. The “A”s didn’t quite line up as well as I would like.

A. Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Bring out of the camp the one who cursed, and let all who heard him lay their hands on his head, and let all the congregation stone him.

B. And speak to the people of Israel, saying, Whoever curses his God shall bear his sin. Whoever blasphemes the name of the Lord shall surely be put to death. All the congregation shall stone him.

C. The sojourner as well as the native, when he blasphemes the Name, shall be put to death.

D. “Whoever takes a human life shall surely be put to death.

E. Whoever takes an animal’s life shall make it good, life for life.

F. If anyone injures his neighbor, as he has done it shall be done to him,

F’. fracture for fracture, eye for eye, tooth for tooth; whatever injury he has given a person shall be given to him.

E’. Whoever kills an animal shall make it good,

D’. and whoever kills a person shall be put to death.

C’. You shall have the same rule for the sojourner and for the native,

B’. for I am the Lord your God.”

A’. So Moses spoke to the people of Israel, and they brought out of the camp the one who had cursed and stoned him with stones. Thus the people of Israel did as the Lord commanded Moses.



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One response to “Leviticus 24 chiasm”

  1. Mike Bull Avatar
    Mike Bull


    Now make it fit the feasts in Leviticus 23.