|Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.|
|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.|
|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.|
|1 Corinthians 13:12 |
MacDonald, W., & Farstad, A. (1997, c1995). Believer's Bible Commentary : Old and New Testaments (1 Co 13:8). : Thomas Nelson.
Did you know?
The city of Corinth was famous for producing some of the finest bronze mirrors in antiquity.
Paul used the analogy of looking in a mirror to explain the indirect nature of one's view of God and His ways. One "sees" God and His "mysteries" only indirectly and partially. Although good, the image is limited (v. 12) and falls short of the real thing.