Commentary From http://www.nazarene-friends.org
Compassionate affection never fails: This closing
phrase is translated by others: NJB: love never comes to an end; BEC: love
Useless: Or, fail, be done away with, superseded.
Tongues will cease: The question here is raised
whether such charismatic gifts as existed in the early Church are in
operation today. Paul writes earlier in 1 Corinthians that the “Jews look for signs but the Greeks seek
wisdom.” If one were to “become a Jew to win a Jew,” then signs would be
called for. If one were to “become a Greek to win Greeks,” then wisdom would
be the order of the day.
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Open and Study Eusebius and Tongues.htm
Eusebius Is the same person that baptism Constantine the Great
For More Open EusebiusSpeaksInTongues.htm Compare to later time Miracles.htm.
1CO13:9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part.---- Friends of the Nazarene - Are the Gifts of the Spirit Still ...
full maturity arrives: The Greek is TELEION [Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance #5046,
finished, perfect, full grown, adult, mature]. Or,
UBS: the completion; DIA: the perfect thing. He uses the metaphor of a baby
becoming a man and gradually ceasing “childish ways, thinking and speech.” In
other words, he is discussing maturity. The English word “maturity” (or,
completeness) may be drawn from the Greek root telos
(end). Note how Paul’s uses this word here in verse 10 in the context of
growing from a babe to a man. In other words, the Greek teleion
possibly carries the idea of maturity.
part will be rendered useless: In 1 Corinthians chapter 12, verses 8-10 gifts of the
spirit are listed. In 1 Corinthians 13:8 three of the nine are referred to.
One is said, “shall fail”; one is said, “shall cease”; one is said, “shall
vanish away.” What about the other six? When the nine are listed, a common
English expression in the KJV, ‘to another,’ separates them. That English
expression is appropriate only six times in verse 8-10 where it translates
the Greek word allo. The other two appearances
of ‘to another’ wrongly represent the Greek word hetero, which Vine’s
Expository Dictionary says means ‘another of a different sort.’
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