And if I 1giveall my possessions to feed the poor, and if I 2surrender my bodyato be burned, but do not havelove, it profits me nothing.
4Love3is patient, love is kind and 4is not jealous ; love does not brag and is not 5arrogant,
does not actunbecomingly ; it 6does not seek its own, is not provoked, 7does not take into account a wrong suffered,
68does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but 9rejoices with the truth ;
7b10bearsallthings, believesallthings, hopesallthings, enduresallthings.
8Loveneverfails ; but if there are gifts of c11prophecy, they will be doneaway ; if there are 12tongues, they will cease ; if there is knowledge, it will be doneaway.
For we 13know in part and we prophesy in part ;
but when the perfectcomes, the partial will be doneaway.
11When I was a child, I used to speaklike a child, thinklike a child, reasonlike a child ; when I dbecame a man, I didaway with childish things.
For now we 14see in a mirroredimly, but then15face to face ; now I know in part, but then I will knowfullyjust as I also16have been fullyknown.
But nowfaith, hope, love, abidethesethree ; but the fgreatest of these is 17love.