[1] IF I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am become sounding brass, or a clanging cymbal.[2] 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.[3] And if I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and if I give my body to〖Many ancient authorities read that I may glory,〗 be burned, but have not love, it profiteth me nothing.[4] Love suffereth long, and is king; love envieth not; love vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,[5] doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not its own, is not provoked, taketh not account of evil;[6] rejoiceth not in unrighteousness, but rejoiceth with the truth;[7] beareth〖Or, covereth. Comp. 1 Pet. 4. 8.〗 all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.[8] 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.[9] For we know in part, and we prophesy in part;[10] but when that which is perfect is come, that which is in part shall be done away.[11] 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.[12] For now we see in a mirror, darkly;〖Gr. in a riddle.〗 but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know fully even as also I was fully known.[13] But now abideth faith, hope, love, these three; and the greatest〖Gr. greater. Comp. Mt. 18. 1, 4; 23. 11.〗 of these is love.

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