1 Corinthians 13

1 Corinthians 13


1 If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels

but have not love,

   I have become a noisy gong

   or a clanging cymbal.

2 If I have the gift of prophecy

and know all mysteries and all knowledge,

and if I have all faith so as to remove mountains

but have not love,

   I am nothing.

3 If I give away all that I own

and if I hand over my body so I might boast

but have not love,

   I gain nothing.

4 Love is patient,

love is kind,

it does not envy,

it does not brag,

it is not puffed up,

5 it does not behave inappropriately,

it does not seek its own way,

it is not provoked,

it keeps no account of wrong,

6 it does not rejoice over injustice

   but rejoices in the truth;

7 it bears all things,

it believes all things,

it hopes all things,

it endures all things.

8 Love never fails—

but where there are prophecies,

   they will pass away;

where there are tongues,

   they will cease;

where there is knowledge,

   it will pass away.

9 For we know in part

and we prophesy in part;

10 but when that which is perfect has come,

   then that which is partial will pass away.

11 When I was a child,

   I spoke like a child,

   I thought like a child,

   I reasoned like a child.

When I became a man,

   I put away childish things.

12 For now we see in a mirror dimly,

   but then face to face.

Now I know in part,

   but then I will know fully,

   even as I have been fully known.

13 But now these three remain—

   faith, hope, and love.

    And the greatest of these is love.

 Tree of Life (TLV) Translation of the Bible. Copyright © 2015 by The Messianic Jewish Family Bible Society.
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