A chiasm is a literary structure where vocabulary of the first section of a passage is repeated in the second. The center of the chiasm is typically the climax of the passage. In 1 Corinthians 16:22-24 the center and climax is “Maranatha,” the Aramaic for “Come, Lord” (I Cor 16:22b).AIf anyone does not love the Lord, he is to be accursed. (16:22a)BMaranatha.(16:22b)A’The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you. My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen. (16:23-24)