1 Corinthians 13 LEB

Love, the More Excellent Way

1 If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a ringing brass gong or a clashing cymbal.

References for 1 Corinthians 13:1

      2 And if I have [the gift of] prophecy and I know all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith so that [I can] remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.
      3 And if I parcel out all my possessions, and if I hand over my body in order that I will be burned,a but do not have love, it benefits [me] nothing.

      References for 1 Corinthians 13:3

        • Ì 13:3 - Some manuscripts have "in order that I may boast"
          4 Love is patient, love is kind, love is not jealous, [it] does not boast, [it] does not become conceited,
          5 [it] does not behave dishonorably, [it] {is not selfish}b, [it] does not become angry, [it] does not keep a record of wrongs,

          References for 1 Corinthians 13:5

            • Í 13:5 - Literally "does not seek the things of itself"
              6 [it] does not rejoice at unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth,
              7 bears all [things], believes all [things], hopes all [things], endures all [things].
              8 Love never ends. But if [there are] prophecies, they will pass away. If [there are] tongues, they will cease. If [there is] knowledge, it will pass away.
              9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part,
              10 but whenever the perfect comes, the partial will pass away.
              11 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 the things of a child.
              12 For now we see through a mirror {indirectly}c, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I will know completely, just as I have also been completely known.

              References for 1 Corinthians 13:12

                • Î 13:12 - Literally "in an indirect image"
                  13 And now these three [things] remain: faith, hope, [and] love. But the greatest of these [is] love.