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1 Corinthians 13 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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Love: The Superior Way
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If I speak human or angelic tongues[fn] but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.

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If I have the gift of prophecy and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith so that I can move mountains but do not have love, I am nothing.

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And if I give away all my possessions, and if I give over my body in order to boast[fn] but do not have love, I gain nothing.

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Love is patient, love is kind. Love does not envy, is not boastful, is not arrogant,

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is not rude, is not self-seeking, is not irritable, and does not keep a record of wrongs.

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Love finds no joy in unrighteousness but rejoices in the truth.

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It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

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Love never ends. But as for prophecies, they will come to an end; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will come to an end.

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

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but when the perfect comes, the partial will come to an end.

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When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put aside childish things.

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For now we see only a reflection[fn] as in a mirror, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I will know fully, as I am fully known.

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Now these three remain: faith, hope, and love ​— ​but the greatest of these is love.

CSB Footnotes
languages, also in v. 8
Other mss read body to be burned
Lit we see indirectly

Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 2017, 2020 by Holman Bible Publishers.

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For more information on this translation, see the CSB Preface.

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