Parallel Verses

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Now we see in a glass, even in a dark speaking: but then shall we see face to face. Now I know unperfectly: but then shall I know even as I am known.

New American Standard Bible

For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known.

King James Version

For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

Holman Bible

For now we see indistinctly, as in a mirror,
but then face to face.
Now I know in part,
but then I will know fully,
as I am fully known.

International Standard Version

Now we see only an indistinct image in a mirror, but then we will be face to face. Now what I know is incomplete, but then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known.

A Conservative Version

For now we see by polished metal, in dimness, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I will know just as also I was known.

American Standard Version

For now we see in a mirror, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know fully even as also I was fully known.

Amplified

For now [in this time of imperfection] we see in a mirror dimly [a blurred reflection, a riddle, an enigma], but then [when the time of perfection comes we will see reality] face to face. Now I know in part [just in fragments], but then I will know fully, just as I have been fully known [by God].

An Understandable Version

For now [i.e., during the church's infant state] we see in a mirror [Note: God's word is elsewhere likened to a mirror. See James 1:22-25] indistinctly [i.e., because of having only partial knowledge and prophecy], but then [i.e., when the church matures and has the completed Scriptures], we will see face to face [i.e., clearly]. Now I have [only] partial knowledge, but then I will have full knowledge, just as [God has] full knowledge of me.

Anderson New Testament

Now we see through a mirror, obscurely; but then, face to face; now I know in part, but then shall I know, even as I am known.

Bible in Basic English

For now we see things in a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now my knowledge is in part; then it will be complete, even as God's knowledge of me.

Common New Testament

For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know fullyeven as I have been fully known.

Daniel Mace New Testament

now we do but indirectly see the faint images of things; but then the objects themselves will be before our eyes; now I have a partial knowledge, but then shall I know, even as I myself am known.

Darby Translation

For we see now through a dim window obscurely, but then face to face; now I know partially, but then I shall know according as I also have been known.

Godbey New Testament

For we now see through a mirror in an enigma; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know perfectly even as I am perfectly known.

Goodspeed New Testament

For now we are looking at a dim reflection in a mirror, but then we shall see face to face. Now my knowledge is imperfect, but then I shall know as fully as God knows me.

John Wesley New Testament

And now we see by means of a glass obscurely; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then I shall know even as also I am known.

Julia Smith Translation

For now we see by a mirror in an enigma; then face to face: now I know by parts; and then shall I know as I was known.

King James 2000

For now we see in a mirror dimly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For now we see through a mirror {indirectly}, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I will know completely, just as I have also been completely known.

Modern King James verseion

For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall fully know even as I also am fully known.

Moffatt New Testament

At present we only see the baffling reflections in a mirror, but then it will be face to face; at present I am learning bit by bit, but then I shall understand, as all along I have myself been understood.

Montgomery New Testament

For now we see as in a mirror, and are baffled, but then face to face; now I know in fragments, but then shall I understand even as I also have been understood.

NET Bible

For now we see in a mirror indirectly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know in part, but then I will know fully, just as I have been fully known.

New Heart English Bible

For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I will know fully, even as I was also fully known.

Noyes New Testament

For now we see in a mirror, obscurely; but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I shall fully know even as I also am fully known.

Sawyer New Testament

For now we see by a mirror darkly, but then we shall see face to face; now I know in part, but then I shall know fully as I also am known.

The Emphasized Bible

For we see, as yet, through a dim window, obscurely, but, then, face to face: as yet, I gain knowledge, in part, but, then, shall I fully know, even as I was also fully known.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For now we see by reflected light, indistinctly; but then face to face: now I know partially; but then shall I know even as I am known.

Twentieth Century New Testament

As yet we see, in a mirror, dimly, but then-face to face! As yet my knowledge is incomplete, but then I shall know in full, as I have been fully known.

Webster

For now we see through a glass darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

Weymouth New Testament

For the present we see things as if in a mirror, and are puzzled; but then we shall see them face to face. For the present the knowledge I gain is imperfect; but then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

Williams New Testament

For now we see a dim reflection in a looking-glass. But then we shall see face to face; Now what I know is imperfect, but then I shall know perfectly, as God knows me.

World English Bible

For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I will know fully, even as I was also fully known.

Worrell New Testament

for now we see through a mirror, obscurely; but then, face to face; now I know in part, but then I shall fully know, even as I also was fully known.

Worsley New Testament

For we see now as through a mirror obscurely: but then we shall see face to face. Now I know but in part, but then I shall know even as I am known.

Youngs Literal Translation

for we see now through a mirror obscurely, and then face to face; now I know in part, and then I shall fully know, as also I was known;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

now
ἄρτι 
Arti 
ἄρτι 
Arti 
Usage: 21
Usage: 21

we see
βλέπω 
Blepo 
Usage: 85

διά 
Dia 
by, through, with, for, for ... sake, therefore , for this cause , because,
Usage: 527

a glass
ἔσοπτρον 
Esoptron 
Usage: 2

αἴνιγμα 
Ainigma 
Usage: 1

but
δέ 
De 
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184
Usage: 2184

τότε 
Tote 
τότε 
Tote 
then, that time, when, not tr
then, that time, when, not tr
Usage: 105
Usage: 105

πρόσωπον 
Prosopon 
πρόσωπον 
Prosopon 
Usage: 70
Usage: 70

to
πρός 
Pros 
unto, to, with, for, against, among, at, not tr, , vr to
Usage: 412

I know
γινώσκω 
Ginosko 
Usage: 147

in
ἐκ ἐξ 
Ek 
of, from, out of, by, on, with,
Usage: 709

μέρος 
meros 
Usage: 36

ἐπιγινώσκω 
Epiginosko 
Usage: 37

even as
καθώς 
Kathos 
as, even as, according as, when, according to, how, as well as
Usage: 141


and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

Context Readings

Love, The More Excellent Way

11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I imagined as a child: but as soon as I was a man I put away childishness. 12 Now we see in a glass, even in a dark speaking: but then shall we see face to face. Now I know unperfectly: but then shall I know even as I am known. 13 Now abideth faith, hope, and love, even these three: but the chief of these is love.


Cross References

1 John 3:2

Dearly beloved, now are we the sons of God, and yet it doth not appear what we shall be. But we know that when it shall appear, we shall be like him. For we shall see him as he is.

Numbers 12:8

Unto him I speak mouth to mouth and he seeth the sight and the fashion of the LORD, and not through riddles. Wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?"

2 Corinthians 5:7

For we walk in faith and see not.

James 1:23

For if any hear the word, and do it not, he is like unto a man that beholdeth his bodily face in a glass.

Matthew 5:8

Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

1 Corinthians 8:3

But if any man love God, the same is known of him.

2 Corinthians 3:18

But we all behold the glory of the Lord with his face open, and we are changed unto the same similitude, from glory to glory, even of the spirit of the Lord.

Philippians 3:12

Not as though I had already attained to it, either were already perfect: but I follow, if that I may comprehend that, wherein I am comprehended of Christ Jesus.

Genesis 32:30

And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel, "for I have seen God face to face, and yet is my life reserved."

Exodus 33:11

And the LORD spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend. And when Moses turned again in to the host, the lad Joshua, his servant, the son of Nun, departed not out of the tabernacle.

Judges 14:12-19

And Samson said unto them, "I will put forth a riddle unto you. And if you can declare it within seven days of the feast and find it out, I will give you thirty shirts and thirty changes of garments:

Ezekiel 17:2

"Thou son of man, put forth a dark speaking and a parable unto the house of Israel,

Matthew 18:10

See that ye despise not one of these little ones. For I say unto you, that in heaven their angels always behold the face of my father, which is in heaven.

John 10:15

As my father knoweth me: even so know I my father. And I give my life for the sheep,

Romans 8:18

For I suppose that the afflictions of this life are not worthy of the glory which shall be showed upon us.

1 Corinthians 13:9-10

For our knowledge is unperfect, and our prophesying is unperfect:

Revelation 22:4

And they shall see his face, and his name shall be in their foreheads.

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