1 Corinthians 4:21; 1 Corinthians 8:1; 1 Corinthians 13:1-4; 1 Corinthians 13:8; 1 Corinthians 13:13; 1 Corinthians 14:1; 1 Corinthians 16:14; 1 Corinthians 16:24
What do you desire? Shall I come to you with a rod, or with love and a spirit of gentleness?
Now concerning things sacrificed to idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge makes arrogant, but love edifies.
If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.
If I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.
And if I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing.
Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant,
Love never fails; but if there are gifts of prophecy, they will be done away; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be done away.
But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love.
Pursue love, yet desire earnestly spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy.
Let all that you do be done in love.
My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.