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1 Corinthians 13:2-12 (New International Version)

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2 If I have the gift of prophecy1 and can fathom all mysteries2 and all knowledge,3 and if I have a faith4 that can move mountains,5 but have not love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor6 and surrender my body to the flames,a7 but have not love, I gain nothing. 4 Love is patient,8 love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.9 5 It is not rude, it is not self-seeking,10 it is not easily angered,11 it keeps no record of wrongs.12 6 Love does not delight in evil13 but rejoices with the truth.14 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.15 8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies,16 they will cease; where there are tongues,17 they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part18 and we prophesy in part, 10 but when perfection comes,19 the imperfect disappears. 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 ways20 behind me. 12 Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror;21 then we shall see face to face.22 Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.23
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