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. Luke 10:25-37 contains two interlocking chiasms: the first, Luke 10:25-28; and the second, Luke 10:28-37. The center and climax of the first is “You shall live the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself” (Luke 10:27). The center of the second chiasm is the parable of the good Samaritan (Luke 10:30–35).