A chiasm is a literary structure where themes or vocabulary of the first section of a passage are repeated in the second. The center of the chiasm is typically the climax of the passage. In 2 Corinthians 1:21-24 there are two chiasms; 1:21-22 and 1:23-24. A Now He who establishes us (1:21a) B with you in Christ (Greek: christos) (1:21b) B’ and anointed (Greek: chriō) us is God, (1:21c) A’ who also sealed us and gave us the Spirit in our hearts as a pledge. (1:22) A But I call God as witness to my soul, that to spare you I did not come again to Corinth. Not that we lord it over your faith, (1:23-24a) B but are workers with you for your joy; (1:24b) A’ for in your faith you are standing firm.(1:24c)