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12—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. 13—But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love.
12—For now we are looking in a mirror that gives only a dim (blurred) reflection [of realitys in a riddle or enigma], but then [when perfection comes] we shall see in reality and face to face! Now I know in part (imperfectly), but then I shall know and understand fully and clearly, even in the same manner as I have been fully and clearly known and understood [by God].
13—And so faith, hope, love abide [faith—conviction and belief respecting man’s relation to God and divine things; hope—joyful and confident expectation of eternal salvation; love—true affection for God and man, growing out of God’s love for and in us], these three; but the greatest of these is love.