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 11:27-34 the center and climax is “if we judged ourselves rightly, we would not be judged”(1 Cor 11:31).ATherefore (Greek: hōste) whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner, shall be guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord. But (Greek: de) a man must examine himself, and in so doing he is to eat of the bread and drink of the cup. For he who eats and drinks, eats and drinks judgment to himself if he does not judge (Greek: diakrinō) the body rightly. For this reason many among (Greek: en) you are weak and sick, and a number sleep. (11:27-30)BBut if we judged (Greek: diakrinō) ourselves rightly, (11:31a)B’we would not be judged (Greek: krinō). (11:31b)A’But (Greek: de) when we are judged (Greek: krinō), we are disciplined by the Lord so that we willnot be condemned (Greek: katakrinō) along with the world. So then (Greek: hōste), my brethren, when you come together to eat, wait for one another. If anyone is hungry, let him eat at (Greek: en) home, so that you will not come together for judgment. Now (Greek: de) the remaining matters I will arrange when I come. (11:32-34)