1 Corinthians 13:10

“But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part, shalbe done away.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

but when the perfect comes, the partial will be done away.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

but when that which is perfect is come, that which is in part shall be done away.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But when that which is complete is come, then that which is in part will be no longer necessary.
- Basic English Bible

but when that which is perfect has come, that which is in part shall be done away.
- Darby Bible

But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.
- Webster's Bible

but when the perfect state of things is come, all that is imperfect will be brought to an end.
- Weymouth Bible

but when that which is complete has come, then that which is partial will be done away with.
- World English Bible

but whanne that schal come that is parfit, that thing that is of parti schal be auoidid.
- Wycliffe Bible

and when that which is perfect may come, then that which [is] in part shall become useless.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 13:10


13:10 But when that which is perfect is come - At death and in the last day. That which is in part shall vanish away - Both that poor, low, imperfect, glimmering light, which is all the knowledge we now can attain to; and these slow and unsatisfactory methods of attaining, as well as of imparting it to others.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 13:10


1Co 13:10 When that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. Then the partial knowledge and prophecy will be done away. The imperfect will give way to the perfect; the perishable to the enduring. "The perfect" was expected at the coming of Christ. Some think that it came when the church was fully matured, since the special gifts then ceased. If there is a reference to this, the final and complete reference is to the glorified church.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 13

  • Swchu
    Interesting and rewarding source knowledge for happy growth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Joanne stern
    I love these verses. God looks at our hearts. Not what we do, but why do we do it. Are we wanting to be center stage or do we want to praise and glorify GOD?
  • BSP
    This chapter is a beautiful description of how love should cause us to behave and how it should restrain us from behaving.
  • Abigael
    God himself is charity so it is expected of us to love our brothers and sisters much till there's no one to love so that we can be like him.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    May God give us the grace to display charity (love) to all.
  • A disciple
    The Scriptures say that if we endure to the end and overcome, we shall be kings and priest to God. Jesus said, that in the Regeneration, when He shall sit on the throne of His glory; we too shall sit upon thrones judging His people. In Deut. 17:14-20 it is commanded the kings to write out a copy of the Law, and read in it continually: to be able to judge right, and so to not be lifted up in pride.

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