Pattern Analysis for Philippians 4:8-9

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Example of List Substructure

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For this SIMPLE ALTERNATION, two SUBSTRUCTURE LISTS are used. The emhasis is:

1) The two B elements are IMPERATIVE. That is, they are commands.

2) With the CONCLUDING SUMMARY, the “the God of peace will be with you,” are a blessing for obedience to the ten items in the two lists.

3) CONTRAST: The first list has seven items, showing its view of perfection, while the second list of four items is about man′s abilities.