charity in the Bible

This word appears in the King James Version translation of 1 Corinthians 13. It denotes love, and is so translated in most, if not all, other English translations, e.g., New King James Version (NKJV), New American Standard Bible (NASB), and New International Version (NIV).

Love is spoken of as the greatest of the three Christian graces (1 Corinthians 12:31-13:13).

The word “charity” also appears in the King James Version in these verses, where other versions translate the word properly as “love”:

Charity in ancient Hebrew agricultural rules

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Article Version: June 4, 2019