1 Corinthians 13 – Geneva Bible (GNV)
1 He showeth that there are gifts so excellent, which in God’s sight are not corrupt, if Charity be away: and therefore he digresseth unto the commendation of it. Though I speak with the tongues of men and Angels, and have not love, I am as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. 2 And though I had the gift of prophecy, and knew all secrets and all knowledge, yea, if I had all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and had not love, I were nothing. 3 And though I feed the poor with all my goods, and though I give my body, that I be burned, and have not love, it profiteth me nothing.
4 Love suffereth long: it is bountiful: love envieth not: love doth not boast itself: it is not puffed up: 5 It doth no uncomely thing: it seeketh not her own thing: it is not provoked to anger: it thinketh no evil: 6 It rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth: 7 It suffereth all things: it believeth all things: it hopeth all things: it endureth all things.
8 Love doth never fall away, though that prophesyings be abolished, or the tongues cease, or knowledge vanish away.
9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. 10 But when that which is perfect, is come, then that which is in part shall be abolished.
11 When I was a child, I spake as a child: I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
12 For now we see through a glass darkly: but then shall we see face to face. Now I know in part: but then shall I know even as I am known.
13 And now abideth faith, hope and love, even these three: but the chiefest of these is love.
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