1 Corinthians 13:7

“Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Beareth all things, beleeueth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Love has the power of undergoing all things, having faith in all things, hoping all things.
- Basic English Bible

bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
- Darby Bible

Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
- Webster's Bible

She knows how to be silent. She is full of trust, full of hope, full of patient endurance.
- Weymouth Bible

bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
- World English Bible

it suffrith alle thingis, it bileueth alle thingis, it hopith alle thingis, it susteyneth alle thingis.
- Wycliffe Bible

all things it beareth, all it believeth, all it hopeth, all it endureth.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 13:7


13:7 Love covereth all things - Whatever evil the lover of mankind sees, hears, or knows of any one, he mentions it to none; it never goes out of his lips, unless where absolute duty constrains to speak. Believeth all things - Puts the most favourable construction on everything, and is ever ready to believe whatever may tend to the advantage of any one character. And when it can no longer believe well, it hopes whatever may excuse or extenuate the fault which cannot be denied. Where it cannot even excuse, it hopes God will at length give repentance unto life. Meantime it endureth all things - Whatever the injustice, the malice, the cruelty of men can inflict. He can not only do, but likewise suffer, all things, through Christ who strengtheneth him.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 13:7


1Co 13:7 Beareth all things. Bears up in spite of all things evil, and is not overcome. This is the idea of "beareth". Love bears up against the tide of evil, as the rock against the waves. Believeth all things. Is not distrustful and suspicious. Hopeth all things. Is hopeful instead of despondent, and hopes for the best. How hard for the loving mother to give up hope for her recreant son! Endureth all things. Endures patiently persecution and suffering. The cardinal quality of fortitude, hardihood, unyielding persistence is meant.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 13

  • Neil M U Phelps
    I no longer consider myself a Christian tho' I was brought up one, but I consider these among the greatest words ever written.
  • Katie
    Clarifies Gods love for me unconditionally!!
  • Okolo
    Unless one is born-again, he/she can not bring this to manifestation.
  • Lakeshia
    Love is the most important thing to the Lord . God is love . Gods love covers a multitude of sins . You can live a life as a child of God but if you have an arch against your brother and you don't make it right. It is not pleasing to God and you will not be blessed for it. Until you make it right.
  • Chocolate Williams
    It describes the fruits of the Holy Spirit, faith and hope, but the greatest is love. God showed us unconditional love in John 3:16. With the fruits of the Holy Spirit, we can also show charity to others. Thank you, for this wonderful Bible Study Program! may God richly bless you all!
  • Ethel
    This chapter plainly tells us that love is the greatest gift of all because it represents the heart of God. 1st John 4:7 says that "God is love everyone and everyone that loves is born of God." Thus, according to 1John 4:20, "If a man say, I love God, and hate his brother, he is a liar: for he that loves not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?"

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