My Bible Companion

Go to content

Main menu

Antithetical Parallelism

Psalms > Info on Psalms > Examples of Parallelism

Antithetical Parallelism

  The 2nd line affirms the 1st line with an opposite or contrasting statement.
  Markers include adversative conjunctions, e.g. "but," or negation, e.g. "no," "neither," "nor."
  The B line states the notion of the A-line in opposite terms.


  Psalm 1:6.
     For the Lord knows the way of the righteous.
     But the way of the wicked will perish.

 Psalm 40:4.
     How blessed is the man who has made the Lord his trust.
     And [how blessed is the man who] has not turned to the proud nor to those who lapse into falsehood.

[all of the above is a direct quote from Module 7, BE 101, Parallelism Handout, 2]

Prev            Next

Back to content | Back to main menu