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 2 Corinthians 1:15-16 the center and climax is Paul’s plan to visit Corinth before and after he goes to Macedonia (2 Cor 1:16a-b).A In this confidence I intended at first to come to you, so that you might twice receive a blessing; (1:15)B and that is, to pass your way into Macedonia, (1:16a)B’ and again from Macedonia (1:16b) A’ to come to you, and by you to be helped on my journey to Judea. (1:16c)