1 Corinthians 13:13

“And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And now abideth faith, hope, charitie, these three, but the greatest of these is charitie.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But now abideth faith, hope, love, these three; and the greatest of these is love.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But now we still have faith, hope, love, these three; and the greatest of these is love.
- Basic English Bible

And now abide faith, hope, love; these three things; and the greater of these [is] love.
- Darby Bible

And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
- Webster's Bible

And so there remain Faith, Hope, Love--these three; and of these the greatest is Love.
- Weymouth Bible

But now faith, hope, and love remain--these three. The greatest of these is love.
- World English Bible

And now dwellen feith, hope, and charite, these thre; but the most of these is charite.
- Wycliffe Bible

and now there doth remain faith, hope, love -- these three; and the greatest of these [is] love.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 13:13


13:13 Faith, hope, love - Are the sum of perfection on earth; love alone is the sum of perfection in heaven.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 13:13


1Co 13:13 But now abideth faith, hope, charity. These three shall survive. They are eternal. They continue to exist in the church, and shall not fail in its glorified state. As long as the redeemed saint shall have future ages before him, so long will trust in God and hope give them brightness, while love itself is the very atmosphere of the divine life. The greatest of these is charity. Love is the greatest because it glorifies both faith and hope, sanctifies every faculty and Christian grace, is the very moving impulse of the gospel, and is the one quality that is divine. "God is love" (1Jo 4:8).

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 13

  • Skip Draper
    while we are yet sinners Christ died for us...there is no greater love...we are not humanly able to give that love..that is why He Died by giving Himself up for us that we may be with him in Glory one day, Thank you so much Father God,I Love you
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    Behold and look at verse 8 ! This is the end and the VICTORIOUS GATHERING OF OUR BLESSED LORDS HOLY CHURCH and BRIDE {US} a.k.a. THE KINGDOM OF GOD a.k.a. GRACE a.k.a. HOLY SPIRIT TONGUES and SO SHALL WE EVER BE WITH THE LORD OF GLORY AMEN AND AMEN INDEED. BOTH JEW AND GENTILE UNITED FOREVER IN ONE, CHRIST YESHUA JESUS OUR MAJESTY KING SUPREME AMEN AND AMEN ! EXCELLENT ! SHALOM !
  • Carolyn
    To Love is our greatest achievement
  • Carol T.
    I been through years of hardship
  • Angela
    I believe this with all my heart but someone please tell me what has happened to our church world when they teach this but where are there fruits
  • Ivory jazz shields
    The one and only universal definition of true love .