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1 Corinthians 13 - KJV

The way of love

1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

2 And though I have the gift of ch. 12:8-10,28;& 14:1;See Mat. 7:22prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, Mat. 17:20;Mark 11:23;Luke 17:6so that I could remove mountains, and have no charity, I am nothing.

3 And Mat. 6:1,2though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

4 Prov. 10:12;1 Pet. 4:8Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity [a]vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,

5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, ch. 10:24;Phil. 2:4seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;

6 Ps. 10:3;Rom. 1:32Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but 2 John 4rejoiceth [b]in the truth;

7 Rom. 15:1;Gal. 6:2;2 Tim. 2:24Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

8 Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.

9 ch. 8:2For 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 done away.

11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I [c]thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

12 For 2 Cor. 3:18;& 5:7;Phil. 3:12now we see through a glass, [d]darkly; but then Mat. 18:10;1 John 3:2face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.


a. 1 Corinthians 13:4 Or, is not rash
b. 1 Corinthians 13:6 Or, with the truth
c. 1 Corinthians 13:11 Or, reasoned
d. 1 Corinthians 13:12 Gr. in a riddle

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