“If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha.”
King James Version (KJV)
16:22 If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ - If any be an enemy to his person, offices, doctrines, or commands. Let him be Anathema. Maran - atha - Anathema signifies a thing devoted to destruction. It seems to have been customary with the Jews of that age, when they had pronounced any man an Anathema, to add the Syriac expression, Maran - atha, that is, The Lord cometh; namely, to execute vengeance upon him. This weighty sentence the apostle chose to write with his own hand; and to insert it between his salutation and solemn benediction, that it might be the more attentively regarded.
1Co 16:22 Anathema. A transliterated Greek term, meaning "accursed". See Ga 1:8,9. It is likely that he means, "If any church member love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let that member be accured". He is not speaking of the outside world. Maranatha. A transliterated Greek term, of Aramic origin. This interjection means, "Our Lord cometh".