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

  • 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
  • Irene123
    He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good, and what does the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God, Micah 6:8.

    Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: fear God, and keep His commandments, for this is the whole duty of man, Eccl. 12:13. If ye love me, keep my commandments, Jn.14:15.

    I remembered Mic., Jn by heart, cont.
  • Jake
    Love is easily understood on a very surface, conceptual level, but I think it is important not just to see compassion as a thing to implement,but rather to rediscover it as the intrinsic aspect of humanity that throughout our lives we have a tendency to build walls around in the interest of self preservation. It is important to work on removing our walls so our childlike love can shine through.
  • Bre
    I was taught a valuable lesson about love this weekend. A family member and I had a disagreement about money we was still speaking with one another. But out of no where that family member passed away . I'm so glad that we still continued to love each other.
  • Vikthor
    Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.... Those four keys goes for everyone the poor, rich, sick, motherless, handicapped, lonely, frustrated,for all are the living, but all without CHARITY is profiteth you nothing..
  • Lilian
    Charity is the greatest of all compared to your hope and faith. God have commanded us to do Coz even if you have faith and hope but without charity we will not be blessed. God filled our cups to overflow so that we can be a blessing and be light to others Thanks to the blood of Jesus. Lets keep praising Jesus and worship him alone for he is our Jehova our Provider our Peace and righteousness AMN

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