1 Corinthians 13 NKJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. 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 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not 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 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing. 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 suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 5 It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8 Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. 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 we know in part and we prophesy in part. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part,
10 But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away. 10 but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears.
11 When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 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 For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known. 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 And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love. 13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.