1 Corinthians 13
The Way of Love1If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2And if I have aprophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, bso as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3 cIf I give away all I have, and dif I deliver up my body to be burned ▼
▼Some manuscripts deliver up my body [to death] that I may boastbut have not love, I gain nothing.
4 fLove is patient and gkind; love hdoes not envy or boast; it iis not arrogant 5or rude. It jdoes not insist on its own way; it kis not irritable or resentful; ▼
▼Greek irritable and does not count up wrongdoing6it mdoes not rejoice at wrongdoing, but nrejoices with the truth. 7 oLove bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, pendures all things.
8Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. 9For qwe know in part and we prophesy in part, 10but rwhen the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. 11When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways. 12For snow we see in a mirror dimly, but tthen face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as uI have been fully known.
13So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
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