1 Corinthians 13

  1. If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels,
          but have not love,
                I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.
  2. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge,
    and if I have all faith, so that I can remove mountains,
          but have not love,
                I am nothing.
  3. If I give away all I have,
    and if I give over my body to be burned,
          but have not love,
                I gain nothing.
  4. Love is patient and kind;
    love does not envy or boast;
    it is not arrogant 5. or rude.
    It does not insist on its own way;
    it is not easily angered or resentful;
  1. it does not rejoice when wrong is done, but rejoices with the truth.
  2. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
  3. Love never ends.
          As for prophecies, they will be set aside;
          as for tongues, they will cease;
          as for knowledge, it will be set aside.
  4. For we know in part and we prophesy in part,
  5. but when the perfect comes, the partial will be set aside.
  6. When 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 set aside childish ways.
  7. For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then we will see face to face.
          Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, just as I have been fully known.
  8. So now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.

Updated on 2009-10-04 (r.79) by Andrew Fountain