Beareth all things (panta stegei). Stegw is old verb from stegh, roof, already in 1 Corinthians 9:12 ; 1 Thessalonians 3:11 Thessalonians 3:5 which see. Love covers, protects, forbears (suffert, Vulgate). See 1 Peter 4:8 "because love covers a multitude of sins" (oti agaph kaluptei phqo amartiwn), throws a veil over. Believeth all things (panta pisteuei). Not gullible, but has faith in men. Hopeth all things (panta elpizei). Sees the bright side of things. Does not despair. Endureq all qing (panta upomenei). 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).