1 Corinthians 13


The Preeminence of Love

If [2the 3languages 4of men 1I speak] and of the angels, [4love 1but 3not 2I have], I have become brass resounding, or a cymbal sounding loudly. And if I have prophecy, and I know the mysteries -- all, and all the knowledge; and if I have all the belief, so as [2mountains 1to remove], [3love 1but 2I have not], I am nothing. And if I should distribute all my possessions, and if I should deliver up my body that it should be burned, [3love 1but 2I have not], not one benefit do I derive. The love is lenient, is kind; the love is not jealous, the love is not rash, not inflated, not indecent, does not seek the things for itself, is not provoked, does not consider the bad, does not rejoice at the injustice, but rejoices with the truth. All things it sustains, all things it trusts, all things it hopes, all things it endures. The love at no time falls off. But whether prophecies, they shall cease work; whether languages, they shall cease; whether knowledge, it shall cease work. [2in 3part 1But] we know, and in part we prophesy. 10 But whenever [3should come 1the 2perfect], then the thing in part shall cease work. 11 When I was an infant, as an infant I spoke, as an infant I thought, as an infant I considered; but when I became a man I ceased in the things of the infant. 12 For we see now by a mirror in an enigma, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall recognize as also I was recognized. 13 But now abide belief, hope, love, these three; but greater of these is the love.
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