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 for 1 Corinthians 13:10

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 for 1 Corinthians 13:10

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 13:10

  • Webster Clarke on 1 Corinthians 13:10
    When a person speak in tongues and another interpret, the interpreter says 'Thus saith the Lord'. So let me ask, Is scripture still being written? is God still speaking? then when will the Word of God be completed? These people who speak in tongues and saith it is from God are in fact adding to what God has said, lyingly so. The Bible was completed by the last book in Revelation. Our Lord has not spoken a Word either in tongues or plain language since.

    This whole business of Tongues, the prophetics, Word of Faith, prosperity gospel, Celebrity Pastors, Mega Churches, 'once saved, always saved' is a trick by Satan to use the Neo-Pentecostals to in fact bring in the Laodicean Church age into existence in which Christ is outside of His own church knocking at the heart of that remnant individual. Rev. 3 "Behold I stand at the door and knock' now look, 'If any man, any individual..... The occurrence of COVID 19 has demonstrated to the world how irrevelant and ineffective the church (Laodicean church has become). It is really a sad and unfortunate DAY when World Governments no longer believe that the church has POWER to protect themselves. They are in fact saying, 'from what we are seeing, we no longer believe that the GOD you say you serve is able to protect you, so we have to legislate your protection... THIS is A HARSH BUT TRUE INDICTMENT ON THE CHURCH in an age when the Pentecostals are boasting of having so much POWER, PROSPERITY, HEALING, MIRACLES..'. '.....but I say unto you, you are poor and wretched and naked and blind-Rev 3-. It is my belief that the Neo-Pentecostal originating at Azuza St. has done more HARM to the Gospel and the Church of our Lord Jesus Christ than the Catholics during the dark ages. The Catholic's destruction was outright visible and UNPRENTENTIOUS, BRUTAL AND CHRISTLESS. But Satan has used the Pentecostals to destroy God's church in a very subtle way. The church of today is about the Pastor, his PH.D and his MEGA CHURCH, NOT THE CROSS.
  • Follow Jesus No Matter What - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 13:10
    Number 1: you are bringing a railing ACCUSATION against the Churches of Jesus Christ; the Body of Christ, of which Jesus is the Head; of the Holy Spirit who is the Spirit of Christ and the giver of the Gifts of the SPIRIT (which includes speaking in tongues and interpretation of tongues)

    See 1 Corinthians 12 and 13

    Judge not lest YOU be judged. I'm not judging you. God is.

    People need forgiveness because we make lots of mistakes. The Charismatic Movement has been Over for 30 years!!

    It's Jesus's Church, not yours. "Upon this Rock I will build MY CHURCH.

    Accusation accuses and we all know who is responsible for that: Satan. You need some deliverance from that. Ask & Receive.

    If you'll give all that angst to the Lord, he will lead you to a church He wants you to rest in, be renewed, restored to your First Love when you met Jesus. Don't go away because of something that happened decades ago. Be a part of what God is doing now.

    Draw a line in the sand and step over. We need people who truly care about the Bible. There are many people in here who are seeking answers from the Bible. Often when I pray, I ask God to keep his Hand on everybody who ever got saved in a Billy Graham Meeting. I keep looking for that to come around again. Praise God! Let the fire fall.

    Corona virus has made people remember the briefness of life. We've got a soul and it belongs to God. He says it's His. We have to receive His son Jesus to secure eternal Life and the in-dwelling Holy Spirit.

    Salvation is a gift from God the Father; but if we don't seize upon that Gift, our hearts harden.

    I did a study recently. It's in the 1-100 history pages in this website. The Bible scriptures actually mention 3 plagues that come upon the whole world From China. It may be due to population and the amount of people that are very poor. I don't know.

    Choose Life with Jesus now. Forget the past. Follow Jesus and be a disciple.
  • Mishael - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 13:10
    Would The Holy Spirit give a rattlesnake?

    1 Corinthians 12
  • Carleton - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 13:10
    It is interesting also, that (as I remember) all of the accounts where speaking in tongues occurred, were with Jewish believers becoming Christians as a witness to each other (at that time) of the power of the risen Christ and his Holy Spirit.

    Today we have that Witness in our lives as Christians, if we, like the early Church of Jewish believers, hold fast to the Faith once delivered.
  • Bonney O. on 1 Corinthians 13:10
    Paul made used of the words "now " and "then ". He stated that faith, charity and hope abide in the "now " state, and since these three words hope, faith and charity still exist after the completion of the Bible means that the "then " state of perfection is still in the future-yet to come Christ coming. Because in the "then " state we shall see face to face- no more faith.
  • The original Greek word for perfect is teleios.this is an adjative meaning perfect,mature,finished. This can only describe the world after the second coming of Christ. It is not a noun. This is per the cross references in the Keyword Hebrew-Greek study bible 1996 edition NIV version.
  • The Bible puts a high premium on written revelation Johns writings The hebrews put a premium on signs and written revelation-gentiles by in large were not interested in signs and wonders bot primarly knowlege-first 100 yrs church was still made up of many jews,we see much jewish referances laced in the new testiment-acts to rev-This being said none of the gifts are needed because we have 'a more sure word of prophecy "2 peter 1:19 also please note in 2 peter 3:16 peter refers to pauls writing as hard to be understood,so there were already scripures being identified as written word of God that would be completed at a later date.My biggest concern is if we dont interpret corinth 13:10 as perfect meaning the complete cannon of scripture we open up ourselved to extra biblical revelation-ask the 900 people who perished under the false prophet jim jones-they never consulted the written word that stands sure.
  • Faye Rod on 1 Corinthians 13:10
    When people use this Scripture to say the gifts have ceased it really quenches the Holy Spirit. Imagine how it would be if the Body of Christ was operating in the full power of the early Church.
  • Evalena Latham on 1 Corinthians 13:10
    Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path. He is the Perfect One.
  • To expand on Jeff s comment a little bit I would offer the following In this verse the noun is in the nominative case identifying the subject that which is perfect it is singular the only thing in view here perfect tense when it has come it will keep on being perfect active voice we will be benefitted by it subjunctive mood not yet completed but will be in time and it IS neuter gender must be some thing not a person The same grammatical construct is found in James 1 25 the completed canon of scripture the mind of Christ


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