1 Corinthians 13

The Way of Love

1If 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 a  prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith b  so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3 c  If I give away all I have, and d  if I deliver up my body to be burned
Some manuscripts  deliver up my body [to death] that I may boast
but have not love, I gain nothing.

4 f  Love is patient and g  kind; love h  does not envy or boast; it i  is not arrogant 5or rude. It j  does not insist on its own way; it k  is not irritable or resentful;
Greek  irritable and does not count up wrongdoing
6it m  does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but n  rejoices with the truth. 7 o  Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things p  endures 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 q  we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10but r  when 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 s  now we see in a mirror dimly, but t  then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as u  I have been fully known.

13So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

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