1 Corinthians 13:7
Bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
I. BEARETH (covereth) ALL THINGS — with a mantle of charity — as far as circumstances will admit.
II. BELIEVETH ALL THINGS.
1. To the advantage of its neighbour.
2. Until convinced by the clearest evidence.
III. HOPETH ALL THINGS.
1. Good of others.
2. Or that can possibly alleviate the wrong.
3. Or contribute to its amendment.
IV. ENDURETH ALL THINGS when there is no relief.
1. Without a murmur.
2. Without resentment.
3. Without reproach.
(J. Lyth, D.D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.