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1st Corinthians 12

The First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians

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Chapter 13



  If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am become sounding brass, or a clanging cymbal.  





  And 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.  





  And if I bestow all my goods to feed [the poor], and if I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profiteth me nothing.  





  Love suffereth long, [and] is kind; love envieth not; love vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,  





  doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not its own, is not provoked, taketh not account of evil;  





  rejoiceth not in unrighteousness, but rejoiceth with the truth;  





  beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.  





  Love never faileth: but whether [there be] prophecies, they shall be done away; whether [there be] tongues, they shall cease; whether [there be] knowledge, it shall be done away.  





  For we know in part, and we prophesy in part;  





  but when that which is perfect is come, that which is in part shall be done away.  





  When I was a child, I spake as a child, I felt as a child, I thought as a child: now that I am become a man, I have put away childish things.  





  For now we see in a mirror, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know fully even as also I was fully known.  





  But now abideth faith, hope, love, these three; and the greatest of these is love.  



1st Corinthians 14




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