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

  • Steve morrow
    1 PETER 2:2 AS NEWBORN BABES DESIRE THE SINCERE MILK OF THE WORD THAT YOU MAY GROW THEREBY HEBREWS 5:12 FOR WHEN FOR THE TIME YOU OUGHT TO BE TEACHERS YOU HAVE NEED THAT ONE TEACH YOU AGAIN WHICH BE THE FIRST PRINCIPLES OF THE ORACLES OF GOD AND ARE BECOME SUCH AS HAVE NEED OF MILK AND NOT OF STRONG MEAT 5:13 FOR EVERY ONE THAT USETH MILK IS UNSKILFUL IN THE WORD OF RIGHTEOUSNESS FOR HE IS A BABE ISAIAH 55:1 HO EVERY ONE THAT THIRSTETH COME YE TO THE WATERS AND HE THAT HATH NO MONEY COME YOU BUY AND EAT YEA COME BUY WINE AND MILK WITHOUT MONEY AND WITHOUT PRICE 55:2 WHEREFORE DO YOU SPEND MONEY FOR THAT WHICH IS NOT BREAD AND YOUR LABOR FOR THAT WHICH SASTIFIETH NOT HEARKEN DILIGENTLY UNTO ME AND EAT YOU THAT WHICH IS GOOD AND LET YOUR SOUL DELIGHT ITSELF IN FATNESS JOHN 6:51 I AM THE LIVING BREAD WHICH COMETH DOWN FROM HEAVEN IF ANY MAN EAT OF THIS BREAD HE SHALL LIVE FOR EVER AND THE BREAD THAT I WILL GIVE IS MY FLESH WHICH I WILL GIVE FOR THE LIFE OF THE WORLD
  • Lilian
    When we were a child we speak like a child understand like a child and thought like a child when we became woman and a man we put our childish things away . In life This is how Jesus will brought us higher into a new level but Jesus wants us to behave like a child to him coz he loves us we are the apple of his eyes thank you Jesus for giving us life in abundance for your mercy love and grace
  • BSP
    This verse explains how we should grow. When we were children we could only take in so much information, but as we grow older we are expected to take in deeper things. Our Bible study should be deeper over the years as we grow.
  • Dennis L
    Joanne stern, I completely agree with you. I love the King James Bible translation. It grieves me to hear any number of versions being used by preachers who in all other respects are solid and conservative. I also believe it is confusing to have different versions being used from the pulpit and the church body trying to follow the reading in their own Bibles which are not the same.
  • Christy
    I 1st read this verse in NKJV Bible where love is used not charity. Reading the KJV I found it very confusing. I researched further to find that the word came from agape which means more of unconditional love. I think the two words together would make a better translation. When reading how it says charity it makes me think of Jesus preaching in Mathew 7:22-23 how works won't get you into heaven.
  • Joanne stern
    Besides all the great meaning in the scripture, it is so beautifully spoken in the king james version. I just don't see how anyone can be vain enough to think they can improve upon it

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