1 Corinthians 13:9

“For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For we know in part, and we prophesie in part.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For we know in part and we prophesy in part;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For we know in part, and we prophesy in part;
- American Standard Version (1901)

For our knowledge is only in part, and the prophet's word gives only a part of what is true:
- Basic English Bible

For we know in part, and we prophesy in part:
- Darby Bible

For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.
- Webster's Bible

For our knowledge is imperfect, and so is our prophesying;
- Weymouth Bible

For we know in part, and we prophesy in part;
- World English Bible

For a parti we knowun, and a parti we prophecien;
- Wycliffe Bible

for in part we know, and in part we prophecy;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 13:9


13:9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part - The wisest of men have here but short, narrow, imperfect conceptions, even of the things round about them, and much more of the deep things of God. And even the prophecies which men deliver from God are far from taking in the whole of future events, or of that wisdom and knowledge of God which is treasured up in the scripture revelation.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 13:9


1Co 13:9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. A reason why these gifts should pass away. Our knowledge is now only partial, and the prophecy only gives glimpses. These are all imperfect and fragmentary, and hence must give way to something better.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 13:9

  • Camille W for verse 9
    Prophesy impart, is base on the revelation that God has given to you, base on your present dept in Christ and I agree that since God is all knowing, it 's impossible for one person to grasp or comprehend all of God 's Knowledge, so he shows individual a glimpse of his knowledge and another person also a glimpse, hence the reason we prophesy in part.

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