1 Corinthians 13

1 If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels but do not have love, I have become a clanging gong or a clashing cymbal.

2 And if I have the gift of prophecy and understand all the sacred secrets and all knowledge, and if I have all the faith so as to move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.

3 And if I give all my belongings to feed others, and if I hand over my body so that I may boast, but do not have love, I do not benefit at all.

4 Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous. It does not brag, does not get puffed up,

5 does not behave indecently, does not look for its own interests, does not become provoked. It does not keep account of the injury.

6 It does not rejoice over unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth.

7 It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

8 Love never fails. But if there are gifts of prophecy, they will be done away with; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be done away with.

9 For we have partial knowledge and we prophesy partially,

10 but when what is complete comes, what is partial will be done away with.

11 When I was a child, I used to speak as a child, to think as a child, to reason as a child; but now that I have become a man, I have done away with the traits of a child.

12 For now we see in hazy outline by means of a metal mirror, but then it will be face-to-face. At present I know partially, but then I will know accurately, just as I am accurately known.

13 Now, however, these three remain: faith, hope, love; but the greatest of these is love.

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