William Barclay:  Love bears everything with triumphant fortitude. The verb which is used here (hupomenein) is one of the great Greek words. It is generally translated to bear or to endure; but what this word really describes is not the spirit which can sit down and passively bear things, but the spirit which, in bearing them, can conquer and transmute them. It has been defined as "a masculine constancy under trial."

George Matheson who lost his sight and who was disappointed in love wrote in one of his prayers that he might accept God's will, "Not with dumb resignation but with holy joy; not only with the absence of murmur but with a song of praise." Love can bear things, not with passive resignation, but with triumphant fortitude because it knows that God is love and that "a father's hand will never cause his child a needless tear."

Barnes' Notes:  Endureth all things. Bears up under, sustains, and does not murmur. Bears up under all persecutions at the hand of man; all efforts to injure the person, property, or reputation; and bears all that may be laid upon us in the providence and by the direct agency of God. Comp. Job 13:15. The connexion requires us to understand it principally of our treatment at the hands of our fellow-men.

BT Internet:  uJpomenw, endure, remain behind

"Like Christ on the cross, love endures scorn, failure, ingratitude ... At the end shines out the light of Easter. For love never ends." --Deluz

St. John Chrysostom, Homily 33:  And even if these good things should not turn out according to its hope, but the other person should prove yet more intolerable, it bears even these. For, saith he, it "endureth all things."

Adam Clarke:  Endureth all things.] panta upomenei?
Bears up under all persecutions and mal-treatment from open enemies and professed friends; bears adversities with an even mind, as it submits with perfect resignation to every dispensation of the providence of God; and never says of any trial, affliction, or insult, this cannot be endured.

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible:  endureth all things;
that are disagreeable to the flesh; all afflictions, tribulations, temptations, persecutions, and death itself, for the elect's sake, for the sake of the Gospel, and especially for the sake of Christ Jesus.

John W. Gregson:  It remains strong through adversity. Love is never hissed off the stage by a bad actor; it has its part to play on the stage of life.

Matthew Henry:  [Charity] will pass by and put up with injuries, without indulging anger or cherishing revenge, will be patient upon provocation, and long patient, panta hypomenei--holds firm, though it be much shocked, and borne hard upon; sustains all manner of injury and ill usage, and bears up under it, such as curses, contumacies, slanders, prison, exile, bonds, torments, and death itself, for the sake of the injurious, and of others; and perseveres in this firmness. Note, What a fortitude and firmness fervent love will give the mind! What cannot a lover endure for the beloved and for his sake! How many slights and injuries will he put up with! How many hazards will he run and how many difficulties encounter!

Jamieson, Fausset, & Brown:  endureth--persecutions in a patient and loving spirit.

BW Johnson:  Endureth all things. Endures patiently persecution and suffering. The cardinal quality of fortitude, hardihood, unyielding persistence is meant.

Steve Lewis:  Endures all things (hupomeno) = literally, to remain under; to bear up under suffering or external circumstances that are unpleasant. The loving person suffers in silence without telling others all his personal troubles or giving way to selfishness under stress.

Mark Heber Miller:  (Love) endures all things.

The phrase is variously rendered: WMS: it gives us power to endure in anything; TCNT: ever patient; BER: endures without limit; NJB: to endure whatever comes; WEY: she is full of endurance. Some translations have made it apparent that "love" is being viewed in the feminine. (See Weymouth) Few could argue that a mother’s love lasts a lifetime. Mothers seldom give up on their children. So, they still treat full grown men as their little boys. One may always return to mother; and, often at death "mom" and "God" are final words.

Families must often endure the attitudes or actions of others within the household circle. It takes endurance to continue to love despite the worst. We experience this need for love’s endurance at work, at school, in our daily life. Though Paul has already mentioned "love is long-suffering (or patient)" this endurance must be something different. If love ever ends, or fails to endure, then it may not have been love in the first place. Agape-love continues to the last breath. It never tires of forgiving others because it does not put itself on such a lofty pedestal. Those with a "short-fuse" simply are not possessed of agape-love, but rather self-centered, egotistical arrogance.

C L Parker:  Love endures all things with triumphant fortitude, "Panta hupomenei." Love endures when it can no longer believe or hope. It endures without limit for the sake of others. The word for “endure,” is, “hupomenei,” the present indicative active of “hupomeno,” which means, “to bear up courageously with triumphant fortitude.” The same word is used in Heb. 12:2, to describe how Jesus endured the cross with triumphant fortitude. Love does not allow trials to break or mar its spirit; it goes through trials with perfect confidence in God. Love endures all things so that the God of love may manifest His power and love through the lovely gifts that He has given. Indeed, one may have to suffer the most determined vicious persecution from unbelieving worldly and religious people for the sake of Christ's spiritual gifts. Acts 14v19-22; 13:50-62; 1 Cor. 4:11-13; 2 Tim. 2:10-13; James 1:12. God's love, imparted to us by the Holy Spirit, enables Christians to always face life's problems and evil people with triumphant fortitude. Rom. 5:1-5.

Robertson's Word Studies:  {endureth all things} (panta hupomenei). Perseveres. Carries on like a stout-hearted soldier. If one knows Sir Joshua Reynolds's beautiful painting of the Seven Virtues (the four cardinal virtues of the Stoics--temperance, prudence, fortitude, justice--and the three Christian graces--faith, hope, love), he will find them all exemplified here as marks of love (the queen of them all).

Vincent's Word Studies:  Endureth (upomenei). An advance on beareth: patient acquiescence, holding its ground when it can no longer believe nor hope.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes:  It endureth all things--Whatever the injustice, the malice, the cruelty of men can inflict. He can not only do, but likewise suffer, all things, through Christ who strengtheneth him.

Wesley, Sermon 22:  Lastly. It "endureth all things." This completes the character of him that is truly merciful. He endureth not some, not many, things only; not most, but absolutely all things. Whatever the injustice, the malice, the cruelty of men can inflict, he is able to suffer. He calls nothing intolerable; he never says of anything, "This is not to be borne." No; he can not only do, but suffer, all things through Christ which strengtheneth him. And all he suffers does not destroy his love, nor impair it in the least. It is proof against all. It is a flame that burns even in the midst of the great deep. "Many waters cannot quench" his "love, neither can the floods drown it." It triumphs over all. It "never faileth," either in time or in eternity.

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