1 Corinthians 13:8 - Why does Paul use different verbs?

João Alfredo Ferraz Barros jferraz at co.odebrecht.com
Fri Nov 26 13:36:03 EST 1999

On 11/23/99, ""Dwayne Riner" <rinerd at hotmail.com>" wrote:
> I am writing an exegetical paper on 1 Corinthians 13:8-13 and I noticed
that Paul uses KATARGHQHSONTAI for both PROFHTEIAI and GNWSIS. Yet, for 
GLWSSAI he uses the verb PAUSONTAI.  I was wondering if anyone has done 
research concerning Paul's purpose in changing verbs.

Dwayne Riner

I believe that the difference is concern to the future life in the kingdom. 
There we will not have necessity of  PROFHTEIAI nor GNWSIS because He, the 
lord, will be all. But, the GLWSSAI is one thing that we will have, see 
Luke 16:24. The prophecy and the knowledge will be destroyed, but our 
tongue will be preserved.
God bless you
João Alfredo

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