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.
Darby Bible Translation
but when that which is perfect has come, that which is in part shall be done away.
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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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
But when that which is perfect is come - Does come; or shall come. This proposition is couched in a general form. It means that when anything which is perfect is seen or enjoyed, then that which is imperfect is forgotten, laid aside, or vanishes. Thus, in the full and perfect light of day, the imperfect and feeble light of the stars vanishes. The sense here is, that "in heaven" - a state of absolute perfection - that which is "in part," or which is imperfect, shall be lost in superior brightness. All imperfection will vanish. And all that we here possess that is obscure shall be lost in the superior and perfect glory of that eternal world. All our present unsatisfactory modes of obtaining knowledge shall be unknown. All shall be clear, bright, and eternal.
LibraryThe Future State a Self-Conscious State.
1 Cor. xiii. 12.--"Now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known." The apostle Paul made this remark with reference to the blessedness of the Christian in eternity. Such assertions are frequent in the Scriptures. This same apostle, whose soul was so constantly dilated with the expectation of the beatific vision, assures the Corinthians, in another passage in this epistle, that "eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man the things which God hath …
William G.T. Shedd—Sermons to the Natural Man
1 Corinthians xiii. 11
Christ or Satan.
Whence the Greatness of this Service, unto the Undertaking of which we have According...
1 Corinthians 13:9
For we know in part and we prophesy in part;
1 Corinthians 13:11
When 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.
Not that I have already obtained it or have already become perfect, but I press on so that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
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