Love Is Indispensable

1 If I speak in the tonguesa of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.

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    • † 13:1 - Or "languages"
      2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.

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      3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast,b but do not have love, I gain nothing.

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        • ‡ 13:3 - Some manuscripts "body to the flames"
          4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.

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          5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.

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          6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.

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          7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

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            • 16 13:7 - ver 8,13
              8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.

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                  9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part,

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                      10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears.

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                      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 put the ways of childhood behind me.

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                      12 For now we see only a 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.

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                      13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.