2 Corinthians 1:7

Our hope for you (h elpi hmwn uper umwn). The old word elpi, from elpizw, to hope, has the idea of waiting with expectation and patience. So here it is "steadfast" (bebaia, stable, fast, from bainw, to plant the feet down). Partakers (koinwnoi). Partners as in Luke 5:10 .