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1 Corinthians 13 GNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 I may be able to speak the languages of human beings and even of angels, but if I have no love, my speech is no more than a noisy gong or a clanging bell. 1 If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.
2 I may have the gift of inspired preaching; I may have all knowledge and understand all secrets; I may have all the faith needed to move mountains - but if I have no love, I am nothing. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
3 I may give away everything I have, and even give up my body to be burned - but if I have no love, this does me no good. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.
4 Love is patient and kind; it is not jealous or conceited or proud; 4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
5 love is not ill-mannered or selfish or irritable; love does not keep a record of wrongs; 5 It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
6 love is not happy with evil, but is happy with the truth. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
7 Love never gives up; and its faith, hope, and patience never fail. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8 Love is eternal. There are inspired messages, but they are temporary; there are gifts of speaking in strange tongues, but they will cease; there is knowledge, but it will pass. 8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.
9 For our gifts of knowledge and of inspired messages are only partial; 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part,
10 but when what is perfect comes, then what is partial will disappear. 10 but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears.
11 When I was a child, my speech, feelings, and thinking were all those of a child; now that I am an adult, I have no more use for childish ways. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me.
12 What we see now is like a dim image in a mirror; then we shall see face-to-face. What I know now is only partial; then it will be complete - as complete as God's knowledge of me. 12 Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
13 Meanwhile these three remain: faith, hope, and love; and the greatest of these is love. 13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.