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Parallels between Matt. 14 and 26

Parallels between accounts of feeding of 5000 (ch. 14) and Last Supper (ch. 26)

                 based on Jeffery Gibbs, Matthew 11:2-20:34, CPH, Saint-Louis 2010, p. 748  

    verse in ch. 14  verse in ch. 26
1. it was late 15 20
2. bread 17  26
3. to bless 19 26
4. to break 19  26
5. to give 19 26
6. to eat  20  21
7. number 12 20 (boxes) 20 (disciples) 

Structure for Matthew 11:28-30

A. 28a, Labor and heavy laden (overburden – same root as v. 30) – 

  B. 28b, I will give you rest 

    C. 29a, Take my yoke and learn – be my disciples

    C’. 29b, For I am meek and lowly 

   B’. 29c, And you shall find rest for your souls  

 A’. 30, For my yoke is easy and my burden is light

Structure for Matthew 13:18-23

Intro, 18 (connection to vv. 3-9)

A. 19, Hear and do not understand

B. 20-21, Tribulations and persecutions (“How long?” situation)

B’. 22, Temptations (cares of the world) (“How much?” situation)

A’. 23, hear and understand

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