1 Corinthians 13 NIV

1 If I speak in the tonguesa1 of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.

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    • a 13:1 - Or "languages"
      2 If I have the gift of prophecy2 and can fathom all mysteries3 and all knowledge,4 and if I have a faith5 that can move mountains,6 but have not love, I am nothing.

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      3 If I give all I possess to the poor7 and surrender my body to the flames,b8 but have not love, I gain nothing.

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        • b 13:3 - Some early manuscripts "body that I may boast"
          4 Love is patient,9 love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.10

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          5 It is not rude, it is not self-seeking,11 it is not easily angered,12 it keeps no record of wrongs.13

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          6 Love does not delight in evil14 but rejoices with the truth.15

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          7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.16

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            • 16 13:7 - ver 8,13
              8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies,17 they will cease; where there are tongues,18 they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.

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                  9 For we know in part19 and we prophesy in part,

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                      10 but when perfection comes,20 the imperfect 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 childish ways21 behind me.

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                      12 Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror;22 then we shall see face to face.23 Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.24

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                      13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love.25 But the greatest of these is love.26