1 Corinthians 13:1-4

Love Is Indispensable

1 If I speak in the tongues[a] of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.
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 do not have love, I am nothing.
3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast,[b] but do not have love, I gain nothing.
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.

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Cross References 10

  • 1. ver 8; S Mark 16:17
  • 2. ver 8; S Ephesians 4:11; S Acts 11:27
  • 3. 1 Corinthians 14:2
  • 4. S 2 Corinthians 8:7
  • 5. 1 Corinthians 12:9
  • 6. Matthew 17:20; Matthew 21:21
  • 7. Luke 19:8; S Acts 2:45; Matthew 6:2
  • 8. Daniel 3:28
  • 9. 1 Thessalonians 5:14
  • 10. 1 Corinthians 5:2

Footnotes 2

  • [a]. Or "languages"
  • [b]. Some manuscripts "body to the flames"
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