1 Corinthians 13:9
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New International Version
For we know in part and we prophesy in part,

New Living Translation
Now our knowledge is partial and incomplete, and even the gift of prophecy reveals only part of the whole picture!

English Standard Version
For we know in part and we prophesy in part,

Berean Study Bible
For we know in part and we prophesy in part,

Berean Literal Bible
For we know in part and we prophesy in part;

New American Standard Bible
For we know in part and we prophesy in part;

King James Bible
For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.

International Standard Version
For what we know is incomplete and what we prophesy is incomplete.

NET Bible
For we know in part, and we prophesy in part,

New Heart English Bible
For we know in part, and we prophesy in part;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For we know partially and we prophesy partially,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Our knowledge is incomplete and our ability to speak what God has revealed is incomplete.

New American Standard 1977
For we know in part, and we prophesy in part;

Jubilee Bible 2000
For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.

King James 2000 Bible
For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.

American King James Version
For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.

American Standard Version
For we know in part, and we prophesy in part;

Douay-Rheims Bible
For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.

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

English Revised Version
For we know in part, and we prophesy in part:

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

Weymouth New Testament
For our knowledge is imperfect, and so is our prophesying;

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

Young's Literal Translation
for in part we know, and in part we prophecy;
Commentary
Matthew Henry 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.
Study Bible
Love
8Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be restrained; where there is knowledge, it will be dismissed. 9For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10but when the perfect comes, the partial passes away.…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 8:2
The one who thinks he knows something does not yet know as he ought to know.

1 Corinthians 13:10
but when the perfect comes, the partial passes away.

1 Corinthians 13:12
Now we see but a dim reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
Treasury of Scripture

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

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

1 Corinthians 2:9 But as it is written, Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, neither have …

1 Corinthians 8:2 And if any man think that he knows any thing, he knows nothing yet …

Job 11:7,8 Can you by searching find out God? can you find out the Almighty …

Job 26:14 See, these are parts of his ways: but how little a portion is heard …

Psalm 40:5 Many, O LORD my God, are your wonderful works which you have done, …

Psalm 139:6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain to it.

Proverbs 30:4 Who has ascended up into heaven, or descended? who has gathered the …

Matthew 11:27 All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knows the …

Romans 11:34 For who has known the mind of the Lord? or who has been his counselor?

Ephesians 3:8,18,19 To me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given…

Colossians 2:2,3 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, …

1 Peter 1:10-12 Of which salvation the prophets have inquired and searched diligently, …

1 John 3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it does not yet appear what …

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