1 Corinthians 13 NLT

1 If I could speak in any language in heaven or on earth a but didn't love others, I would only be making meaningless noise like a loud gong or a clanging cymbal.

References for 1 Corinthians 13:1

    • Ÿ 13:1 - Greek <I>in tongues of people and angels.</I>
      2 If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I knew all the mysteries of the future and knew everything about everything, but didn't love others, what good would I be? And if I had the gift of faith so that I could speak to a mountain and make it move, without love I would be no good to anybody.
      3 If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it; b but if I didn't love others, I would be of no value whatsoever.

      References for 1 Corinthians 13:3

        •   13:3 - Some manuscripts read <I>and even gave my body to be burned.</I>
          4 Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud
          5 or rude. Love does not demand its own way. Love is not irritable, and it keeps no record of when it has been wronged.
          6 It is never glad about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out.
          7 Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.
          8 Love will last forever, but prophecy and speaking in unknown languages c and special knowledge will all disappear.

          References for 1 Corinthians 13:8

            • ¡ 13:8 - Or <I>in tongues.</I>
              9 Now we know only a little, and even the gift of prophecy reveals little!
              10 But when the end comes, these special gifts will all disappear.
              11 It's like this: When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child does. But when I grew up, I put away childish things.
              12 Now we see things imperfectly as in a poor mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. d All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God knows me now.

              References for 1 Corinthians 13:12

                • ¢ 13:12 - Greek <I>see face to face.</I>
                  13 There are three things that will endure -- faith, hope, and love -- and the greatest of these is love.