New International Version
Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us,
King James Bible
Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God;
Darby Bible Translation
Now he that establishes us with you in Christ, and has anointed us, [is] God,
World English Bible
Now he who establishes us with you in Christ, and anointed us, is God;
Young's Literal Translation
and He who is confirming you with us into Christ, and did anoint us, is God,
2 Corinthians 1:21 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Now he which stablisheth us with you - It is God that has brought both us and you to this sure state of salvation through Christ; and he has anointed us, giving us the extraordinary influences of the Holy Ghost, that we might be able effectually to administer this Gospel to your salvation. Through this unction we know and preach the truth, and are preserved by it from dissimulation and falsity of every kind.
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1 Corinthians 1:8
He will also keep you firm to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Do not be carried away by all kinds of strange teachings. It is good for our hearts to be strengthened by grace, not by eating ceremonial foods, which is of no benefit to those who do so.
1 John 2:20
But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and all of you know the truth.
1 John 2:27
As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit--just as it has taught you, remain in him.
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