A chiasm is a literary structure where vocabulary of the first section of a passage is repeated in reverse order in the second. The center of the chiasm is typically the climax of the passage. In 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 the center and climax is “Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Cor 1:3).APaul, called (Greek: klētos) as an apostle of Jesus Christ by (Greek: dia) the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother, To the church of God which is at (Greek: en) Corinth, to those who have been sanctified in (Greek: en) Christ Jesus, saints by calling, (Greek: klētos) with all (Greek: pas) who in(Greek: en) every (Greek: pas) place call on (Greek: epikaleomai) the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, their Lord and ours: (1:1-2)BGrace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (1:3)A’I thank my God always concerning you for the grace of God which was given you in (Greek: en) Christ Jesus, that in (Greek: en) everything (Greek: pas) you were enriched in (Greek: en) Him, in(Greek: en) all (Greek: pas) speech and all (Greek: pas) knowledge, even as the testimony concerning Christ was confirmed in (Greek: en) you, so that you are not lacking in (Greek: en) any gift, awaiting eagerly the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ, who will also confirm you to the end, blameless in (Greek: en) the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful, through (Greek: dia) whom you were called (Greek: kaleō) into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christour Lord. (1:4-9)