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“And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.”
King James Version (KJV)
And now abideth faith, hope, charitie, these three, but the greatest of these is charitie.
- King James Version (1611) - Compare to scan of original 1 Corinthians chapter 13
But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love.
- New American Standard Version (1995)
But now abideth faith, hope, love, these three; and the greatest of these is love.
- American Standard Version (1901)
But now we still have faith, hope, love, these three; and the greatest of these is love.
- Basic English Bible
And now abide faith, hope, love; these three things; and the greater of these [is] love.
- Darby Bible
And now there remain faith, hope, and charity, these three: but the greatest of these is charity.
- Douay Rheims Bible
And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
- Webster's Bible
And so there remain Faith, Hope, Love--these three; and of these the greatest is Love.
- Weymouth Bible
But now faith, hope, and love remain--these three. The greatest of these is love.
- World English Bible
And now dwellen feith, hope, and charite, these thre; but the most of these is charite.
- Wycliffe Bible
and now there doth remain faith, hope, love -- these three; and the greatest of these [is] love.
- Youngs Literal Bible
MockingBird's comment on 2015-05-12 07:11:03:
In the Vines Greek Bible dictionary : Tells you to go to love : Love : Charity is love of a perfect Being : God : being expressed totally toward to entirely unworthy objects , me , a desire to help others seek the Giver of love : God : Love Charity seeks the welfare of all. I must back up what I believe by the word of God : Else it will fall to the ground and have none effect.
Kourtney's comment on 2015-01-14 21:09:25:
Charity means love that is why it is the greatest one out of all three. 1 John 4:7-8 reads Beloved, let us love one another for love is from God and whoever loves has been born of God and know God. Anyone who does not love does not know God because God is love.....So to love is to know God, and to know God is everything. so charity is love.
david benitez's comment on 2014-12-31 23:46:28:
faith,hope, love,we must fogive those who may had hurt us, that is th love of God.Faith is the forgiveness hope for the goodnesss to come
lisa's comment on 2014-10-11 19:34:18:
Charity is give to a person in need don 't hold your hand tide the lord can 't bless you Amen
Don's comment on 2014-07-29 03:42:07:
No matter how it 's translated, no matter what biblical, socioeconomic lens one chooses to view that chapter and verse, the foundational understanding that should be considered is how much of the three yea four are displayed in the totality of our lives? Love is God, therefore Love empowers, infuses our Faith, Hope Charity, to individually and corporately exist in the concerns of this world. They are individually wrapped together in the same bonding affect effect of the heart of Jesus Christ. Wouldn 't you agree?
MALCOLM HARRISON's comment on 2014-05-22 14:56:25:
Charity is a gift. Love is an aspect of Charity. So what is the greatest?
Cedric's comment on 2014-04-28 00:54:58:
matt.TRUST IN THE LORD YOUR GOD DO NOT DEPEND YOUR OWN UNDERSTANDING AKNWOLEDGE HIM AND YOUR PAYH STRAIGHT.only thing we do is trusting god all the times and pray ands ask god for your lifetime partner a faithfukl woman.
ruth's comment on 2014-04-03 07:03:33:
If God is love and we are saved and filled with his holy spirit, shouldn 't we automatically have Charity? Yet, some Christians do not seem to to have charity. charity is love, patience,kind, willing to sacrifice one 's needs to help someone else. Like when the woman had only enough meal for her and her son, but because she had charity, it brought about faith and she gave her last food to the prophet of God even though she and her son might die...but was willing by
Dominguin's comment on 2014-02-12 21:48:59:
There is a difference in modern meaning between Charity and Love but reading 1611 KJV we can be flexible and go a bit further and accept the symbiosis Love fills in the empty spaces in our hearts Isn t this the purpose to read the Bible
ethelware's comment on 2014-02-11 22:29:08:
charity is giving to the poor and needed helping those that are in need Loving your neighbor as yourself give and God will give it back to you Youre reward are stored in heavenly places not only when we reach heaven God desire for the saints that we live in good health wealth the lender and not the borrow and our cup running over if we will do the will of the father and his will is that we love one another if we can only love and deny ourself then we can ask anything of the father and it shall be given unto us by faith
Augustin's comment on 2014-02-11 03:58:34:
Charity is long suffering no envy meekness not the way the world use it as collecting money
Nathan Osiemo's comment on 2013-11-19 08:54:48:
Hope is for things not seen,when they are seen no need of hope,we hope to be in heaven but we have not reached hence we hope for it.Faith is a substance of things hoped for, evidence of things not seen.We have not seen heaven,by faith we hope it is meant for us but when we reach there, no need of both hope and faith.Love or charity are not only for his life but because God is Love Love will continue in heaven because of His presence. Therefore Charity ,hope and faith are vehicles to lead us to our promised land but only LOVE will cross to eternity.
Pat's comment on 2013-11-14 12:07:45:
1 Corinthians 13:13, I understand catholism changed the word love for charity to receive more tithes to their religion.So how is the 1611 KJversion the inerrant word of God when the word "charity" replaced the word with "love"?
CEDRIC CABILAO's comment on 2013-10-19 17:41:49:
i thank lord for i have done in my life he give me second chances and give me previdges to go back in study.i know this is miracles happen in life. i know he own everything in this he is riches but his glory for hus kingdom.
Juliet's comment on 2013-09-30 02:15:00:
Faith is for now, hope is for the future and love is for always
robertflannery's comment on 2013-08-25 18:41:01:
Chap 13 verse 13; God wants us to read and study the entire chapters of 13 and 14. God's revelation is inclusive.
(All) the verses in His word are divinely inspired. John 3:16 is a commonly used verse, but verse 17,John 3:17 completes verse 16 as does verses 18 through 21 of John chapter three!
Jimmie's comment on 2012-09-08 00:59:57:
To me, there is a difference between "Love" and "Charity" Just as there is with Faith...But are one in our Lord Jesus Christ and Father, Son, Holy Spirit is ONE.
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