1 Corinthians 13 NAS

The Excellence of Love

1 If I speak with the 1tongues of men and of 2angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a 3clanging cymbal.

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2 If I have the gift of 4prophecy, and know all 5mysteries and all 6knowledge; and if I have 7all faith, so as to 8remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.

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3 And if I 9give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I 10surrender my body ato be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing.

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    • þ 13:3 - Early mss read "that I may boast"
      4 Love 11is patient, love is kind and 12is not jealous; love does not brag and is not 13arrogant,

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      5 does not act unbecomingly; it 14does not seek its own, is not provoked, 15does not take into account a wrong suffered,

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      6 16does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but 17rejoices with the truth;

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      7 b18bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

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        • ÿ 13:7 - Or "covers"
          8 Love never fails; but if there are gifts of c19prophecy, they will be done away; if there are 20tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be done away.

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            • Ā 13:8 - Lit "prophecies"
              9 For we 21know in part and we prophesy in part;

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              10 but when the perfect comes, the partial will be done away.
              11 When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I dbecame a man, I did away with childish things.

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                • ā 13:11 - Lit "have become...have done away with"
                  12 For now we 22see in a mirror edimly, but then 23face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also 24have been fully known.

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                  13 But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the fgreatest of these is 25love.

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                    • ă 13:13 - Lit "greater"