1 Corinthians 13:10
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New International Version
but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears.

New Living Translation
But when the time of perfection comes, these partial things will become useless.

English Standard Version
but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away.

New American Standard Bible
but when the perfect comes, the partial will be done away.

King James Bible
But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But when the perfect comes, the partial will come to an end.

International Standard Version
But when what is complete comes, then what is incomplete will be done away with.

NET Bible
but when what is perfect comes, the partial will be set aside.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But when perfection shall come, then that which is partial shall be nothing.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But when what is complete comes, then what is incomplete will no longer be used.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.

King James 2000 Bible
But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.

American King James Version
But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
But when that which is perfect is come, that which is in part shall be done away.

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

English Revised Version
but when that which is perfect is come, that which is in part shall be done away.

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

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
and when that which is perfect may come, then that which is in part shall become useless.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

13:8-13 Charity is much to be preferred to the gifts on which the Corinthians prided themselves. From its longer continuance. It is a grace, lasting as eternity. The present state is a state of childhood, the future that of manhood. Such is the difference between earth and heaven. What narrow views, what confused notions of things, have children when compared with grown men! Thus shall we think of our most valued gifts of this world, when we come to heaven. All things are dark and confused now, compared with what they will be hereafter. They can only be seen as by the reflection in a mirror, or in the description of a riddle; but hereafter our knowledge will be free from all obscurity and error. It is the light of heaven only, that will remove all clouds and darkness that hide the face of God from us. To sum up the excellences of charity, it is preferred not only to gifts, but to other graces, to faith and hope. Faith fixes on the Divine revelation, and assents thereto, relying on the Divine Redeemer. Hope fastens on future happiness, and waits for that; but in heaven, faith will be swallowed up in actual sight, and hope in enjoyment. There is no room to believe and hope, when we see and enjoy. But there, love will be made perfect. There we shall perfectly love God. And there we shall perfectly love one another. Blessed state! how much surpassing the best below! God is love, 1Jo 4:8,16. Where God is to be seen as he is, and face to face, there charity is in its greatest height; there only will it be perfected.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 10. - That which is in part shall be done away. It will be lost in perfectness when we have at last attained to "the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ" (Ephesians 3:14).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

But when that which is perfect is come,.... When perfect knowledge of God, of Christ, and of the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven shall take place; which will not in this life, but in that which is to come. So the Jews say (r) that at the resurrection, upon the reunion of the soul and body,

"the children of men shall attain to , "perfect knowledge";''

which is what the apostle refers to here:

and then that which is in part, shall be done away: the imperfection of knowledge shall be removed; the imperfect manner of communicating knowledge, and of receiving and acquiring it, will cease: thus the apostle explains what he means by the cessation and failing of knowledge, and prophecy; not that knowledge itself will be no more, and a state of ignorance and darkness succeed; but imperfect knowledge will vanish away, or rather will be perfected, or be swallowed up in perfect knowledge; the imperfection of it will disappear; and it will be no more taught and received in part; the whole of truth will be clearly known.

(r) Midrash Haneelam in Zohar in Gen. fol. 69. 1.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

10. that which is in part—fragmentary and isolated.

1 Corinthians 13:10 Additional Commentaries
Context
Love
9For we know in part and we prophesy in part; 10but when the perfect comes, the partial will be done away. 11When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things.…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 13:9
For we know in part and we prophesy in part,

1 Corinthians 13:11
When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me.

Philippians 3:12
Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.
Treasury of Scripture

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

1 Corinthians 13:12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now …

Isaiah 24:23 Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the …

Isaiah 60:19,20 The sun shall be no more your light by day; neither for brightness …

2 Corinthians 5:7,8 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)…

Revelation 21:22,23 And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb …

Revelation 22:4,5 And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads…

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