1 Corinthians 13:9
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;

New King James Version
For we know in part and we prophesy in part.

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

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

Contemporary English Version
We don't know everything, and our prophecies are not complete.

Good News Translation
For our gifts of knowledge and of inspired messages are only partial;

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;
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 I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

1 Corinthians 2:9
But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

1 Corinthians 8:2
And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know.







Lexicon
For
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

we know
γινώσκομεν (ginōskomen)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1097: A prolonged form of a primary verb; to 'know' in a great variety of applications and with many implications.

in
ἐκ (ek)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1537: From out, out from among, from, suggesting from the interior outwards. A primary preposition denoting origin, from, out.

part
μέρους (merous)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3313: A part, portion, share. From an obsolete but more primary form of meiromai; a division or share.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

we prophesy
προφητεύομεν (prophēteuomen)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4395: From prophetes; to foretell events, divine, speak under inspiration, exercise the prophetic office.

in
ἐκ (ek)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1537: From out, out from among, from, suggesting from the interior outwards. A primary preposition denoting origin, from, out.

part,
μέρους (merous)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3313: A part, portion, share. From an obsolete but more primary form of meiromai; a division or share.
(9) We know in part.--Knowledge and preaching are incomplete; therefore, when this dispensation ends, and the complete dispensation is brought in, these imperfect gifts shall cease. Gifts are but the implements of the divine husbandry; graces are the seeds themselves. When the great harvest-time comes, the instruments, however useful, will be cast aside altogether; the seeds will, by the very process of death, be transformed into blossoms and fruits, and in that perfected form remain for ever.

Verse 9. - We know in part. The expression applies directly to religious knowledge, and should be a rebuke to the pretence to infallibility and completeness which is sometimes usurped by religious men. 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.
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