2 Corinthians 1:21

Establishes (bebaiwn). Present active participle from bebaio, firm. An apt metaphor in Corinth where confirmation of a bargain often took place (bebaiwsi) as Deissmann shows (Bible Studies, p. 109) and as verse 1 Corinthians 22 makes plain. Anointed (crisa). From criw, to anoint, old verb, to consecrate, with the Holy Spirit here as in 1 John 2:20 .