1 Corinthians 13 New Revised Standard Version


13 1  If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2  And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3  If I give away all my possessions, and if I hand over my body so that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.

4  Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant 5  or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; 6  it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. 7  It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

8  Love never ends. But as for prophecies, they will come to an end; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will come to an end. 9  For we know only in part, and we prophesy only in part; 10  but when the complete comes, the partial will come to an end. 11  When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; when I became an adult, I put an end to childish ways. 12  For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known. 13  And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love.

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