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“But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.”
King James Version (KJV)
But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part, shalbe done away.
- King James Version (1611) - Compare to scan of original 1 Corinthians chapter 13
but when the perfect comes, the partial will be done away.
- New American Standard Version (1995)
but when that which is perfect is come, that which is in part shall be done away.
- American Standard Version (1901)
But when that which is complete is come, then that which is in part will be no longer necessary.
- Basic English Bible
but when that which is perfect has come, that which is in part shall be done away.
- Darby Bible
But when that which is perfect is come, that which is in part shall be done away.
- Douay Rheims Bible
But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.
- Webster's Bible
but when the perfect state of things is come, all that is imperfect will be brought to an end.
- Weymouth Bible
but when that which is complete has come, then that which is partial will be done away with.
- World English Bible
but whanne that schal come that is parfit, that thing that is of parti schal be auoidid.
- Wycliffe Bible
and when that which is perfect may come, then that which [is] in part shall become useless.
- Youngs Literal Bible
Bonney O.'s comment on 2015-04-30 09:55:00:
Paul made used of the words "now " and "then ". He stated that faith, charity and hope abide in the "now " state, and since these three words hope, faith and charity still exist after the completion of the Bible means that the "then " state of perfection is still in the future-yet to come Christ coming. Because in the "then " state we shall see face to face- no more faith.
liz's comment on 2015-02-09 20:20:12:
The original Greek word for perfect is teleios.this is an adjative meaning perfect,mature,finished. This can only describe the world after the second coming of Christ. It is not a noun. This is per the cross references in the Keyword Hebrew-Greek study bible 1996 edition NIV version.
Jim's comment on 2015-01-12 08:34:16:
The Bible puts a high premium on written revelation Johns writings The hebrews put a premium on signs and written revelation-gentiles by in large were not interested in signs and wonders bot primarly knowlege-first 100 yrs church was still made up of many jews,we see much jewish referances laced in the new testiment-acts to rev-This being said none of the gifts are needed because we have 'a more sure word of prophecy "2 peter 1:19 also please note in 2 peter 3:16 peter refers to pauls writing as hard to be understood,so there were already scripures being identified as written word of God that would be completed at a later date.My biggest concern is if we dont interpret corinth 13:10 as perfect meaning the complete cannon of scripture we open up ourselved to extra biblical revelation-ask the 900 people who perished under the false prophet jim jones-they never consulted the written word that stands sure.
Faye Rod's comment on 2015-01-11 22:51:10:
When people use this Scripture to say the gifts have ceased it really quenches the Holy Spirit. Imagine how it would be if the Body of Christ was operating in the full power of the early Church.
Evalena Latham's comment on 2014-04-01 21:07:36:
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path. He is the Perfect One.
Terry's comment on 2014-03-16 17:28:05:
To expand on Jeff s comment a little bit I would offer the following In this verse the noun is in the nominative case identifying the subject that which is perfect it is singular the only thing in view here perfect tense when it has come it will keep on being perfect active voice we will be benefitted by it subjunctive mood not yet completed but will be in time and it IS neuter gender must be some thing not a person The same grammatical construct is found in James 1 25 the completed canon of scripture the mind of Christ
J Merriweather's comment on 2013-12-30 16:17:25:
1Corinthians 13:10 are not talking about the completion of the new testament.When the Bible speaks about itself it says according to the scriptures' or it say the Word of God or Word.That which is perfect is when the Lord Jesus return to earth and set up his kingdom. And when he rule for ever and ever than that which is perfect will be here.
Jeff's comment on 2013-10-28 12:42:58:
I believe 1cor 13:10 the perfect is refering to the word of God because in the greek its in the neutered term meaning not male or female its fer to object not a person and that OBJECT is God's word and for bills answer the cross referece is james 1:25Com
Timothy Wayne George's comment on 2013-10-26 13:31:01:
Thank God for Jesus, for He is the holy, harmless, undefiled Lamb of God, who when He returns for His bride, the Church that will be without spot or blemish, will be perfected at His coming. When we see Jesus, we will be just like Him, entire sanctification. Spiritual gifts will be done away with, because we will be face to face with the Savior forever.
Dewayne's comment on 2013-08-15 18:59:29:
I don't feel it makes any difference what it means. I believe that Pentacostal people love Jesus just as much as baptist or the Church of Christ. I think its a shame that we let verses like this divide us. We are all the body of Christ. If people can get the gifts, more power to them, but if they can't oh well. I have never spoken in tongues, but I do know for sure I have the Holy Spirit. He manifests himself to me in other ways. Maybe some people need more signs than others. I am confident in my salvation. I love all people and I think it's time to quit arguing about things that we can't prove and concedntrate on the more important issues in the Bible like spreading the Gospel. We are our on worst judges as Christians. United we stand, divided we fall.
hesbon odongo's comment on 2013-07-09 08:11:02:
My belief is that God's word is perfect, the Bible is God's word. Therefore the Bible is that which is perfect and came into being or completion with the completion of the scriptures.
Larry Kinsler's comment on 2013-05-04 03:50:24:
There is absolutely nothing in the context of 1 Corinthians 13 that suggests " that which is perfect" is the completed New Testament. This is an arbitrary conclusion from man that continues to be believed by virtually everyone in the Church today; tradition over the Truth. The context does suggest that this will be when we are fully saved and have our glorified bodies. At this time we will be with Christ. We certainly will not need the gifts mentioned in the previous chapter at this time. While we will not need to practice these spiritual gifts, we will continue to carry love in our hearts, hence the emphasis on " charity " in this chapter. This is the only logical interpretation that will fit the context here.
laxmi hada's comment on 2012-12-14 22:18:40:
Claude Byrd's comment on 2012-07-10 05:55:50:
What does the word perfect mean in scripture? But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it--he will be blessed in what he does.(James 1:25). Jesus answered, "If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me." (Matthew 19:21) Does the perfect here means something different than the perfect used in 1st Corinthians 13:10? What is the perfect law of liberty? What was Jesus referencing when he told the rich young ruler if thou would be perfect go sell all that you have and come follow me. Could perfect mean complete? I'm just saying! Sometimes we make things more difficult than they should be! My feeling or my opinion is fruitless when it comes to the word of God. Solomon said in Proverbs 16:25 "There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death." In Matthew 7:24 Jesus said these words "Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock." The Hebrew writer said in Hebrews 5:8-9 Although He was a Son, He learned obedience from the things which He suffered And having been made perfect, He became to all those who obey Him the source of eternal salvation,
Hear (Mt 7:24), believe (Jn 8:24) repent (Lk 13:3,5) confess (Acts 8:37) and be baptized for the remission of your sins, (Acts 2:38, 8:12, acts 22:16)
msrobynkyle's comment on 2012-01-31 07:19:30:
1 Corinthian 13 in its entirety is speaking about the attributes of love. 10 says, 10 But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.
When real, perfect love, the love of the Father for us through Christ is shown in ours lives anything fake, unreal is done away with.
I know it is simplistic but...
Bill's comment on 2012-01-05 13:15:49:
I have never had piece when it comes to the teaching that proclaims that the "perfect" is the finalization of the canon of scripture. For one thing, it's a bit of a reach to state such a thing when there are virtually no other verses to support this notion. I believe the "perfect" being referenced in this verse is none other than the 2nd coming of our Lord. A verse which supports this is 1 Corinthians 1:7. I'm surprised no one has ever tied this verse into the discussion as it clearly reveals how long the gifts are to be used to edify the body of Christ.
"So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ"
john's comment on 2010-07-13 00:30:30:
the subjest is some giftes done away with
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