1 Corinthians 13:1-6 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,