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1 Corinthians 13

 

 

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

Verse 1
Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
I speak
2,3; 12:8,16,29,30; 14:6; 2 Corinthians 12:4; 2 Peter 2:18
have not
8:1; Matthew 25:45; Romans 14:15; Galatians 5:6,22; 1 Timothy 1:5; 1 Peter 4:8
as
14:7,8

Verse 2
And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.
I have the
12:8-10,28; 14:1,6-9; Numbers 24:15-24; Matthew 7:22,23
understand
4:1; Matthew 13:11; Romans 11:25; 16:25; Ephesians 3:4; 6:19; Colossians 1:26; 1 Timothy 3:16
and though I have all
12:9; Matthew 17:20; 21:21; Mark 11:22,23; Luke 17:5,6
and have
1,3; 16:22; Galatians 5:16,22; 1 John 4:8,20,21
I am
3; 7:19; 8:4; Matthew 21:19; 2 Corinthians 12:11; Galatians 6:3

Verse 3
And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.
though I bestow
Matthew 6:1-4; 23:5; Luke 18:22,28; 19:8; 21:3,4; John 12:43; Galatians 5:26; Philippians 1:15-18
though I give
Daniel 3:16-28; Matthew 7:22,23; John 13:37; 15:13; Acts 21:13; Philippians 1:20,21; 2:3
profiteth
Isaiah 57:12; Jeremiah 7:8; John 6:63; 1 Timothy 4:8; Hebrews 13:9; James 2:14-17

Verse 4
Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
suffereth
Proverbs 10:12; 2 Corinthians 6:6; Galatians 5:22; Ephesians 4:2; Colossians 1:11; 3:12; 2 Timothy 2:25; 3:10; 2 Timothy 4:2; James 3:17; 1 Peter 4:8
is kind
Nehemiah 9:17; Proverbs 19:22; 31:20,26; Luke 6:35,36; Ephesians 4:32; Colossians 3:12; 1 Peter 3:8; 2 Peter 1:7; 1 John 3:16-18; 4:11
envieth
3:3; Genesis 30:1; 37:11; Matthew 27:18; Romans 1:29; 13:13; 2 Corinthians 12:20; Galatians 5:21,26; Philippians 1:15; 1 Timothy 6:4; Titus 3:3; James 3:14-16; 4:5; 1 Peter 2:1
vaunteth not itself
or, is not rash.
1 Samuel 25:21,22,33,34; 1 Kings 20:10,11; Psalms 10:5; Proverbs 13:10; 17:14; 25:8-10; Ecclesiastes 7:8,9; 10:4; Daniel 3:19-22
is not
4:6,18; 5:2; 8:1; Colossians 2:18; Philippians 2:1-5

Verse 5
Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
behave
7:36; *Gr:; 11:13-16,18,21,22; 14:33-40; Isaiah 3:5; Philippians 4:8; 2 Thessalonians 3:7
seeketh
10:24,33; 12:25; Romans 14:12-15; 15:1,2; Galatians 5:13; 6:1,2; Philippians 2:3-5,21; 2 Timothy 2:10; 1 John 3:16,17
is not
Numbers 12:3; 16:15; 20:10-12; Psalms 106:32,33; Proverbs 14:17; Matthew 5:22; Mark 3:5; James 1:19
thinketh
2 Samuel 10:3; Job 21:27; Jeremiah 11:19; 18:18-20; 40:13-16; Matthew 9:4; Luke 7:39

Verse 6
Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
Rejoiceth not
1 Samuel 23:19-21; 2 Samuel 4:10-12; Psalms 10:3; 119:136; Proverbs 14:9; Jeremiah 9:1; 13:17; Jeremiah 20:10; Hosea 4:8; 7:3; Micah 7:8; Luke 19:41,42; 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 1:4,18; 2:17,18; 1 Thessalonians 3:6-10; 2 John 1:4; 3 John 1:3
in the truth
or, "with the truth."

Verse 7
Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
Beareth
4; Numbers 11:12-14; Deuteronomy 1:9; Proverbs 10:12; Song of Solomon 8:6,7; Romans 15:1; Galatians 6:2; Hebrews 13:13; 1 Peter 2:24; 4:8
believeth
Psalms 119:66
hopeth
Luke 7:37-39,44-46; 19:4-10; Romans 8:24
endureth
9:18-22; Genesis 29:20; Job 13:15; Matthew 10:22; 2 Corinthians 11:8-12; 2 Thessalonians 1:4; 2 Timothy 2:3-10,24; 3:11; 4:5; James 1:12

Verse 8
Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.
never
10,13; Luke 22:32; Galatians 5:6
tongues
1; 12:10,28-30; 14:39; Acts 2:4; 19:6
vanish
Jeremiah 49:7; Hebrews 8:13

Verse 9
For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.
12; 2:9; 8:2; Job 11:7,8; 26:14; Psalms 40:5; 139:6; Proverbs 30:4; Matthew 11:27; Romans 11:34; Ephesians 3:8,18,19; Colossians 2:2,3; 1 Peter 1:10-12; 1 John 3:2

Verse 10
But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.
12; Isaiah 24:23; 60:19,20; 2 Corinthians 5:7,8; Revelation 21:22,23; 22:4,5

Verse 11
When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
I spake
3:1,2; 14:20; Ecclesiastes 11:10; Galatians 4:1
thought
or, reasoned.

Verse 12
For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
we see
2 Corinthians 3:18; 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; 18:10; Romans 8:18; 1 John 3:2; Revelation 22:4
now
9,10; John 10:15

Verse 13
And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
abideth
3:14; 1 Peter 1:21; 1 John 2:14,24; 3:9
faith
Luke 8:13-15; 22:32; Galatians 5:6; Hebrews 10:35,39; 11:1-7; 1 John 5:1-5
hope
Psalms 42:11; 43:5; 146:5; Lamentations 3:21-26; Romans 5:4,5; 8:24,25; 15:13; Colossians 1:5,27; 1 Thessalonians 5:8; Hebrews 6:11,19; 1 Peter 1:21; 1 John 3:3
charity
1-8; 8:1,3; 2 Corinthians 5:10,15; Galatians 5:6; 1 John 2:10; 4:7-18
the greatest
8; 14:1; 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

 


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 1 Corinthians 13:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/1-corinthians-13.html.

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