chiasm: Romans 10:9-10

On occasion in chiastic passages, an author will repeat their primary focal point (which appears in the center of a chiasm) and will state the matter again at the end of the text for the sake of double emphasis.

Think of it as something like the ancient equivalent of putting something in bold print or like when a speaker says, “If you don’t remember anything else I said, remember this …”

Romans 10.9-10 is a well-known example of such.

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