1 Corinthians 13


1 If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am [only a] ringing gong or [a] clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have absolute faith so as to move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess {to the poor} and exult in the surrender of my body,
SBL, NE, BYZ, and TR surrender my body to be burned
but have not love, I gain nothing.
4 Love is patient, love is kind. [It] does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no account of wrongs. 6 [Love] takes no pleasure in evil, but rejoices in the truth. 7 It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8 Love never fails. But where [there are] prophecies, they will cease; where [there are] tongues, they will be restrained; where [there is] knowledge, it will be dismissed. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when the perfect comes, the partial passes away. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I set aside childish ways. 12 Now we see but a dim reflection as in a mirror; then [we shall see] face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. 13 And now these three remain: faith, hope, [and] love; but [the] greatest of these [is] love.
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