1 Corinthians 13:7
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New International Version
It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

New Living Translation
Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.

English Standard Version
Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

New American Standard Bible
bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

King James Bible
Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

International Standard Version
She bears up under everything; believes the best in all; there is no limit to her hope, and never will she fall.

NET Bible
It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Endures all things, believes all things, hopes all, bears all.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Love never stops being patient, never stops believing, never stops hoping, never gives up.

Jubilee Bible 2000
bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

King James 2000 Bible
Bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

American King James Version
Bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

American Standard Version
beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

Darby Bible Translation
bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

English Revised Version
beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

Webster's Bible Translation
Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

Weymouth New Testament
She knows how to be silent. She is full of trust, full of hope, full of patient endurance.

World English Bible
bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Young's Literal Translation
all things it beareth, all it believeth, all it hopeth, all it endureth.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

13:4-7 Some of the effects of charity are stated, that we may know whether we have this grace; and that if we have not, we may not rest till we have it. This love is a clear proof of regeneration, and is a touchstone of our professed faith in Christ. In this beautiful description of the nature and effects of love, it is meant to show the Corinthians that their conduct had, in many respects, been a contrast to it. Charity is an utter enemy to selfishness; it does not desire or seek its own praise, or honour, or profit, or pleasure. Not that charity destroys all regard to ourselves, or that the charitable man should neglect himself and all his interests. But charity never seeks its own to the hurt of others, or to neglect others. It ever prefers the welfare of others to its private advantage. How good-natured and amiable is Christian charity! How excellent would Christianity appear to the world, if those who profess it were more under this Divine principle, and paid due regard to the command on which its blessed Author laid the chief stress! Let us ask whether this Divine love dwells in our hearts. Has this principle guided us into becoming behaviour to all men? Are we willing to lay aside selfish objects and aims? Here is a call to watchfulness, diligence, and prayer.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 7. - Beareth all things (see on 1 Corinthians 9:12). Endures wrongs and evils, and covers them with a beautiful reticence. Thus love "covereth all sins" (Proverbs 10:12; 1 Peter 4:8). Believeth all things. Takes the best and kindest views of all men and all circumstances, as long as it is possible to do so. It is the opposite to the common spirit, which drags everything in deteriorem partem, paints it in the darkest colours, and makes the worst of it. Love is entirely alien from the spirit of the cynic, the pessimist, the ecclesiastical rival, the anonymous slanderer, the secret detractor. Hopeth all things. Christians seem to have lost sight altogether of the truth that hope is something more than the result of a sanguine temperament, that it is a gift and a grace. Hope is averse to sourness and gloom. It takes sunny and cheerful views of man, of the world, and of God, because it is a sister of love. Endureth all things. Whether the "seventy times seven" offences of a brother (Luke 17:4), or the wrongs of patient merit (2 Timothy 2:24), or the sufferings and self. denials and persecutions of the life spent in doing good (2 Timothy 2:10). The reader need hardly he reminded that in these verses he has a picture of the life and character of Christ.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Beareth all things,.... The burdens of fellow Christians, and so fulfils the law of Christ, which is the law of love; the infirmities of weak believers, and the reproaches and persecutions of the world: or "covers all things", as it may be rendered, even a multitude of sins, as charity is said to do, 1 Peter 4:8 not by conniving at them, or suffering them to be upon a brother; but having privately and faithfully reproved for them, and the offender being brought to a sense and acknowledgment of them, he freely forgives them as trespasses against him, covers them with the mantle of love, and industriously hides and conceals them from others;

believeth all things; that are to be believed, all that God says in his word, all his truths, and all his promises; and even sometimes in hope against hope, as Abraham did, relying upon the power, faithfulness, and other perfections of God; though such a man will not believe every spirit, every preacher and teacher, nor any but such as agree with the Scriptures of truth, the standard of faith and practice; nor will he believe every word of man, which is the character of a weak and foolish man; indeed, a man of charity or love is willing to believe all the good things reported of men; he is very credulous of such things, and is unwilling to believe ill reports of persons, or any ill of men; unless it is open and glaring, and is well supported, and there is full evidence of it; he is very incredulous in this respect:

hopes all things; that are to be hoped for; hopes for the accomplishment of all the promises of God; hopes for the enjoyment of him in his house and ordinances; hopes for things that are not seen, that are future, difficult, though possible to be enjoyed: hopes for heaven and eternal happiness, for more grace here and glory hereafter; hopes the best of all men, of all professors of religion, even of wicked men, that they may be better and brought to repentance, and of fallen professors, who declare their repentance, and make their acknowledgments; he hopes well of them, that they are sincere, and all is right and will appear so:

endureth all things; that are disagreeable to the flesh; all afflictions, tribulations, temptations, persecutions, and death itself, for the elect's sake, for the sake of the Gospel, and especially for the sake of Christ Jesus.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

7. Beareth all things—without speaking of what it has to bear. The same Greek verb as in 1Co 9:12. It endures without divulging to the world personal distress. Literally said of holding fast like a watertight vessel; so the charitable man contains himself in silence from giving vent to what selfishness would prompt under personal hardship.

believeth all things—unsuspiciously believes all that is not palpably false, all that it can with a good conscience believe to the credit of another. Compare Jas 3:17, "easy to be entreated"; Greek, "easily persuaded."

hopeth—what is good of another, even when others have ceased to hope.

endureth—persecutions in a patient and loving spirit.

1 Corinthians 13:7 Additional Commentaries
Context
Love
6does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; 7bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8Love never fails; but if there are gifts of prophecy, they will be done away; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be done away.…
Cross References
Mark 9:23
"'If you can'?" said Jesus. "Everything is possible for one who believes."

1 Corinthians 9:12
If others have this right of support from you, shouldn't we have it all the more? But we did not use this right. On the contrary, we put up with anything rather than hinder the gospel of Christ.
Treasury of Scripture

Bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Beareth. See on ver.

1 Corinthians 13:4 Charity suffers long, and is kind; charity envies not; charity braggs …

Numbers 11:12-14 Have I conceived all this people? have I begotten them, that you …

Deuteronomy 1:9 And I spoke to you at that time, saying, I am not able to bear you myself alone:

Proverbs 10:12 Hatred stirs up strifes: but love covers all sins.

Songs 8:6,7 Set me as a seal on your heart, as a seal on your arm: for love is …

Romans 15:1 We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, …

Galatians 6:2 Bear you one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

Hebrews 13:13 Let us go forth therefore to him without the camp, bearing his reproach.

1 Peter 2:24 Who his own self bore our sins in his own body on the tree, that …

1 Peter 4:8 And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity …

believeth.

Psalm 119:66 Teach me good judgment and knowledge: for I have believed your commandments.

hopeth.

Luke 7:37-39,44-46 And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when she knew …

Luke 19:4-10 And he ran before, and climbed up into a sycomore tree to see him: …

Romans 8:24 For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for …

endureth.

1 Corinthians 9:18-22 What is my reward then? Truly that, when I preach the gospel, I may …

Genesis 29:20 And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed to him but …

Job 13:15 Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain my …

Matthew 10:22 And you shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that …

2 Corinthians 11:8-12 I robbed other churches, taking wages of them, to do you service…

2 Thessalonians 1:4 So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your …

2 Timothy 2:3-10,24 You therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ…

2 Timothy 3:11 Persecutions, afflictions, which came to me at Antioch, at Iconium, …

2 Timothy 4:5 But watch you in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an …

James 1:12 Blessed is the man that endures temptation: for when he is tried, …

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