1 Corinthians 13
1 If I were to speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have
become as sounding brass or a clanging cymbal.
2 And if I were to have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all
knowledge, and if I were to have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not
love, I am nothing.
3 And if I were to bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and if I were to give my body to
be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing.
4 Love is longsuffering and is kind; love does not envy; love does not boast itself, is not
5 does not behave indecently, does not seek its own, is not easily provoked, thinks no
6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth;
7 covers all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
8 Love never fails. But if there are prophecies, they will come to an end; if there are
tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will come to an end.
9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part.
10 But when the complete whole comes, then that which is in part will come to an end.
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 an end to childish things.
12 For now we see through a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part,
but then I shall fully know just as I also am fully known.
13 And now remain faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.