1 If I speak with tongues of men and of angels, and I have not charity, I am made as brass sounding, or a cymbal tinkling. 2 And if I have prophecy, and know all mysteries, and all knowing, and if I have all faith, so that I move hills from their place, and I have not charity, I am nought. 3 And if I part all my goods into the meats of poor men, and if I betake my body, so that I burn, and if I have not charity, it profiteth to me nothing.
4 Charity is patient, it is benign; charity envieth not, it doeth not wickedly, it is not blown, 5 it is not covetous, it seeketh not those things that be his own, it is not stirred to wrath, it thinketh not evil, 6 it joyeth not on wickedness, but it joyeth together to truth; 7 it suffereth all things, it believeth all things, it hopeth all things, it sustaineth all things.
8 Charity falleth never down, whether prophecies shall be voided, either languages shall cease, either science shall be destroyed.
9 For a part we know, and a part we prophesy; 10 but when that shall come that is perfect, that thing that is of part shall be voided.
11 When I was a little child, I spake as a little child, I understood as a little child, I thought as a little child; but when I was made a man, I voided those things that were of a little child.
12 And we see now by a mirror in darkness, but then face to face; now I know of part, but then I shall know, as I am known.
13 And now dwelleth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the most of these is charity.
Wycliffe Bible (WYC) 2001 by Terence P. Noble