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1 Corinthians 13

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Overview

1 Corinthians 13:1, All gifts, 1 Corinthians 13:3, how excellent soever, are nothing worth without charity; 1 Corinthians 13:4, The praises thereof, 1 Corinthians 13:13. and prelation before hope and faith.

Verse 1

I speak: 1 Corinthians 13:2, 1 Corinthians 13:3, 1 Corinthians 12:8, 1 Corinthians 12:16, 1 Corinthians 12:29, 1 Corinthians 12:30, 1 Corinthians 14:6, 2 Corinthians 12:4, 2 Peter 2:18

have not: 1 Corinthians 8:1, Matthew 25:45, Romans 14:15, Galatians 5:6, Galatians 5:22, 1 Timothy 1:5, 1 Peter 4:8

as: 1 Corinthians 14:7, 1 Corinthians 14:8

Reciprocal: Matthew 7:22 - have we Mark 9:39 - there Mark 12:33 - is more Luke 8:18 - from John 15:2 - branch Acts 2:4 - began 1 Corinthians 9:27 - lest 1 Corinthians 12:10 - divers 1 Corinthians 12:31 - show 1 Corinthians 13:8 - tongues 1 Corinthians 13:13 - charity 1 Corinthians 14:1 - charity 1 Corinthians 14:37 - any 1 Corinthians 16:14 - General Philippians 4:8 - are lovely Colossians 3:14 - charity 1 Thessalonians 3:12 - love Hebrews 6:4 - and have 2 Peter 1:7 - charity 1 John 2:9 - is in Revelation 2:19 - charity

Verse 2

I have the: 1 Corinthians 12:8-10, 1 Corinthians 12:28, 1 Corinthians 14:1, 1 Corinthians 14:6-9, Numbers 24:15-24, Matthew 7:22, Matthew 7:23

understand: 1 Corinthians 4:1, Matthew 13:11, Romans 11:25, Romans 16:25, Ephesians 3:4, Ephesians 6:19, Colossians 1:26, 1 Timothy 3:16

and though I have all: 1 Corinthians 12:9, Matthew 17:20, Matthew 21:21, Mark 11:22, Mark 11:23, Luke 17:5, Luke 17:6

and have: 1 Corinthians 13:1, 1 Corinthians 13:3, 1 Corinthians 16:22, Galatians 5:16, Galatians 5:22, 1 John 4:8, 1 John 4:20, 1 John 4:21

I am: 1 Corinthians 13:3, 1 Corinthians 7:19, 1 Corinthians 8:4, Matthew 21:19, 2 Corinthians 12:11, Galatians 6:3

Reciprocal: Numbers 24:16 - General 1 Samuel 19:23 - the Spirit 1 Kings 13:20 - the word of the Lord Job 9:5 - removeth Psalms 18:7 - foundations Isaiah 34:12 - nothing Matthew 21:43 - a nation Mark 9:39 - there Luke 8:13 - which Luke 10:20 - in this John 11:51 - he prophesied Acts 3:16 - through Acts 26:3 - because Romans 12:6 - then 1 Corinthians 1:5 - and in 1 Corinthians 3:7 - General 1 Corinthians 8:1 - touching 1 Corinthians 10:19 - that the 1 Corinthians 12:10 - prophecy 1 Corinthians 14:2 - howbeit 1 Corinthians 15:51 - I show 2 Corinthians 8:7 - faith 1 Thessalonians 5:20 - General Titus 3:9 - unprofitable Hebrews 6:4 - and have James 2:14 - though James 2:18 - Thou

Verse 3

though I bestow: Matthew 6:1-4, Matthew 23:5, Luke 18:22, Luke 18:28, Luke 19:8, Luke 21:3, Luke 21:4, John 12:43, Galatians 5:26, Philippians 1:15-18

though I give: Daniel 3:16-28, Matthew 7:22, Matthew 7:23, John 13:37, John 15:13, Acts 21:13, Philippians 1:20, Philippians 1:21, Philippians 2:3

profiteth: Isaiah 57:12, Jeremiah 7:8, John 6:63, 1 Timothy 4:8, Hebrews 13:9, James 2:14-17

Reciprocal: Luke 10:20 - in this Luke 10:42 - one 1 Corinthians 13:1 - I speak 1 Corinthians 13:2 - and have 1 Corinthians 14:6 - what shall I Hebrews 4:2 - did James 2:17 - so

Verse 4

suffereth: Proverbs 10:12, 2 Corinthians 6:6, Galatians 5:22, Ephesians 4:2, Colossians 1:11, Colossians 3:12, 2 Timothy 2:25, 2 Timothy 3:10, 2 Timothy 4:2, James 3:17, 1 Peter 4:8

is kind: Nehemiah 9:17, Proverbs 19:22, Proverbs 31:20, Proverbs 31:26, Luke 6:35, Luke 6:36, Ephesians 4:32, Colossians 3:12, 1 Peter 3:8, 2 Peter 1:7, 1 John 3:16-18, 1 John 4:11

envieth: 1 Corinthians 3:3, Genesis 30:1, Genesis 37:11, Matthew 27:18, Romans 1:29, Romans 13:13, 2 Corinthians 12:20, Galatians 5:21, Galatians 5:26, Philippians 1:15, 1 Timothy 6:4, Titus 3:3, James 3:14-16, James 4:5, 1 Peter 2:1

vaunteth not itself: or, is not rash, 1 Samuel 25:21, 1 Samuel 25:22, 1 Samuel 25:33, 1 Samuel 25:34, 1 Kings 20:10, 1 Kings 20:11, Psalms 10:5, Proverbs 13:10, Proverbs 17:14, Proverbs 25:8-10, Ecclesiastes 7:8, Ecclesiastes 7:9, Ecclesiastes 10:4, Daniel 3:19-22

is not: 1 Corinthians 4:6, 1 Corinthians 4:18, 1 Corinthians 5:2, 1 Corinthians 8:1, Colossians 2:18, Philippians 2:1-5

Reciprocal: Genesis 16:4 - her mistress Numbers 11:29 - Enviest Judges 8:2 - What Ruth 3:10 - Blessed Proverbs 14:29 - slow Matthew 5:44 - General Matthew 20:24 - they Mark 12:31 - Thou Luke 6:37 - forgive Luke 17:4 - if Luke 22:24 - General John 13:34 - That ye love Romans 12:17 - Provide Romans 13:10 - worketh Romans 14:15 - now 1 Corinthians 13:7 - Beareth 1 Corinthians 14:5 - would Galatians 5:13 - but Ephesians 4:16 - edifying Philippians 2:4 - General Philippians 4:8 - whatsoever 1 Thessalonians 1:3 - and labour 1 Thessalonians 5:14 - be Hebrews 6:10 - work 1 John 3:18 - let

Verse 5

behave: 1 Corinthians 7:36,*Gr: 1 Corinthians 11:13-16, 1 Corinthians 11:18, 1 Corinthians 11:21, 1 Corinthians 11:22, 1 Corinthians 14:33-40, Isaiah 3:5, Philippians 4:8, 2 Thessalonians 3:7

seeketh: 1 Corinthians 10:24, 1 Corinthians 10:33, 1 Corinthians 12:25, Romans 14:12-15, Romans 15:1, Romans 15:2, Galatians 5:13, Galatians 6:1, Galatians 6:2, Philippians 2:3-5, Philippians 2:21, 2 Timothy 2:10, 1 John 3:16, 1 John 3:17

is not: Numbers 12:3, Numbers 16:15, Numbers 20:10-12, Psalms 106:32, Psalms 106:33, Proverbs 14:17, Matthew 5:22, Mark 3:5, James 1:19

thinketh: 2 Samuel 10:3, Job 21:27, Jeremiah 11:19, Jeremiah 18:18-20, Jeremiah 40:13-16, Matthew 9:4, Luke 7:39

Reciprocal: Genesis 16:4 - her mistress Genesis 45:1 - Cause Numbers 32:6 - shall ye sit here Joshua 1:15 - then ye shall Ruth 3:10 - Blessed 1 Chronicles 19:3 - Thinkest thou that David Proverbs 14:29 - slow Ecclesiastes 7:21 - unto Jeremiah 40:14 - believed Luke 11:53 - to speak Acts 11:29 - to send Romans 12:17 - Provide Romans 14:15 - now 1 Corinthians 8:13 - if meat 2 Corinthians 7:13 - we were Ephesians 4:2 - lowliness Philippians 2:4 - General 1 Thessalonians 5:14 - be

Verse 6

Rejoiceth not: 1 Samuel 23:19-21, 2 Samuel 4:10-12, Psalms 10:3, Psalms 119:136, Proverbs 14:9, Jeremiah 9:1, Jeremiah 13:17, Jeremiah 20:10, Hosea 4:8, Hosea 7:3, Micah 7:8, Luke 19:41, Luke 19:42, Luke 22:5, Romans 1:32, Philippians 3:18

rejoiceth: Exodus 18:9, Joshua 22:22-33, Romans 12:9, 2 Corinthians 7:9-16, Philippians 1:4, Philippians 1:18, Philippians 2:17, Philippians 2:18, 1 Thessalonians 3:6-10, 2 John 1:4, 3 John 1:3

in the truth: or, "with the truth

Reciprocal: Genesis 9:22 - told Psalms 35:15 - adversity Proverbs 2:14 - rejoice Proverbs 24:17 - General Jeremiah 11:15 - thou doest evil Revelation 11:10 - make

Verse 7

Beareth: 1 Corinthians 13:4, Numbers 11:12-14, Deuteronomy 1:9, Proverbs 10:12, Song of Solomon 8:6, Song of Solomon 8:7, Romans 15:1, Galatians 6:2, Hebrews 13:13, 1 Peter 2:24, 1 Peter 4:8

believeth: Psalms 119:66

hopeth: Luke 7:37-39, Luke 7:44-46, Luke 19:4-10, Romans 8:24

endureth: 1 Corinthians 9:18-22, Genesis 29:20, Job 13:15, Matthew 10:22, 2 Corinthians 11:8-12, 2 Thessalonians 1:4, 2 Timothy 2:3-10, 2 Timothy 2:24, 2 Timothy 3:11, 2 Timothy 4:5, James 1:12

Reciprocal: Numbers 16:22 - one man sin Deuteronomy 22:27 - cried 1 Samuel 1:13 - she had 2 Samuel 10:3 - not Proverbs 24:17 - General Galatians 5:22 - faith Ephesians 4:2 - forbearing Philippians 1:7 - it is Hebrews 10:36 - ye have Hebrews 11:27 - endured Revelation 2:3 - hast borne

Verse 8

never: 1 Corinthians 13:10, 1 Corinthians 13:13, Luke 22:32, Galatians 5:6

tongues: 1 Corinthians 13:1, 1 Corinthians 12:10, 1 Corinthians 12:28-30, 1 Corinthians 14:39, Acts 2:4, Acts 19:6

vanish: Jeremiah 49:7, Hebrews 8:13

Reciprocal: 1 Corinthians 1:5 - and in 1 Corinthians 12:8 - is given 1 Corinthians 14:6 - knowledge 2 Corinthians 8:7 - knowledge Hebrews 12:15 - any man

Verse 9

1 Corinthians 13:12, 1 Corinthians 2:9, 1 Corinthians 8:2, Job 11:7, Job 11:8, Job 26:14, Psalms 40:5, Psalms 139:6, Proverbs 30:4, Matthew 11:27, Romans 11:34, Ephesians 3:8, Ephesians 3:18, Ephesians 3:19, Colossians 2:2, Colossians 2:3, 1 Peter 1:10-12, 1 John 3:2

Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 17:2 - Do all Mark 8:24 - I see 1 Corinthians 14:1 - prophesy 1 Corinthians 14:6 - knowledge 1 Thessalonians 5:20 - General

Verse 10

1 Corinthians 13:12, Isaiah 24:23, Isaiah 60:19, Isaiah 60:20, 2 Corinthians 5:7, 2 Corinthians 5:8, Revelation 21:22, Revelation 21:23, Revelation 22:4, Revelation 22:5

Reciprocal: 1 Corinthians 13:8 - never 2 Corinthians 3:7 - which Philippians 3:12 - already perfect Hebrews 6:1 - let

Verse 11

I spake: 1 Corinthians 3:1, 1 Corinthians 3:2, 1 Corinthians 14:20, Ecclesiastes 11:10, Galatians 4:1

thought: or, reasoned

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 3:8 - the third 2 Corinthians 5:17 - old Hebrews 5:13 - he

Verse 12

we see: 2 Corinthians 3:18, 2 Corinthians 5:7, Philippians 3:12, James 1:23

darkly: Gr. in a riddle, Judges 14:12-19, Ezekiel 17:2

face: Exodus 33:11, Numbers 12:8, Matthew 5:8, Matthew 18:10, Romans 8:18, 1 John 3:2, Revelation 22:4

now: 1 Corinthians 13:9, 1 Corinthians 13:10, John 10:15

Reciprocal: Exodus 33:23 - thou shalt Numbers 14:14 - art seen 1 Samuel 3:8 - the third Job 4:12 - a little Job 19:26 - in my flesh Job 37:19 - we Psalms 16:11 - in thy Song of Solomon 2:9 - he standeth Isaiah 52:8 - see Ezekiel 1:28 - This Ezekiel 40:16 - narrow Ezekiel 40:25 - windows Ezekiel 41:16 - narrow Luke 5:8 - Depart John 17:24 - may Galatians 4:9 - are known Hebrews 12:14 - no man Hebrews 12:23 - the spirits

Verse 13

abideth: 1 Corinthians 3:14, 1 Peter 1:21, 1 John 2:14, 1 John 2:24, 1 John 3:9

faith: Luke 8:13-15, Luke 22:32, Galatians 5:6, Hebrews 10:35, Hebrews 10:39, Hebrews 11:1-7, 1 John 5:1-5

hope: Psalms 42:11, Psalms 43:5, Psalms 146:5, Lamentations 3:21-26, Romans 5:4, Romans 5:5, Romans 8:24, Romans 8:25, Romans 15:13, Colossians 1:5, Colossians 1:27, 1 Thessalonians 5:8, Hebrews 6:11, Hebrews 6:19, 1 Peter 1:21, 1 John 3:3

charity: 1 Corinthians 13:1-8, 1 Corinthians 8:1, 1 Corinthians 8:3, 2 Corinthians 5:10, 2 Corinthians 5:15, Galatians 5:6, 1 John 2:10, 1 John 4:7-18

the greatest: 1 Corinthians 13:8, 1 Corinthians 14:1, 1 Corinthians 16:14, Mark 12:29-31, Luke 10:27, Galatians 5:13-22, Philippians 1:9, Colossians 3:14, 1 Timothy 1:5, 2 Timothy 1:7, 1 John 4:7-9, 2 John 1:4-6

Reciprocal: Matthew 9:16 - for Romans 12:12 - Rejoicing 2 Corinthians 9:9 - his Galatians 5:22 - faith Ephesians 4:16 - edifying 1 Thessalonians 1:3 - and patience 1 Thessalonians 3:6 - faith James 2:17 - so 1 Peter 1:3 - unto 1 Peter 1:13 - hope 1 John 4:12 - and his

Bibliographical Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 1 Corinthians 13". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/1-corinthians-13.html.
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