1 Corinthians 13


The Preeminence of Love

1If [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. 2And 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. 3And 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. 4The love is lenient, is kind; the love is not jealous, the love is not rash, not inflated, 5not indecent, does not seek the things for itself, is not provoked, does not consider the bad, 6does not rejoice at the injustice, but rejoices with the truth. 7All things it sustains, all things it trusts, all things it hopes, all things it endures. 8The love at no time falls off. But whether prophecies, they shall cease work; whether languages, they shall cease; whether knowledge, it shall cease work. 9[2in 3part 1But] we know, and in part we prophesy. 10But whenever [3should come 1the 2perfect], then the thing in part shall cease work. 11When 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. 12For 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. 13But now abide belief, hope, love, these three; but greater of these is the love.
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