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1 Corinthians 13 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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The Excellence of Love

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 13:1 -

If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 13:2 - 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 do not have love, I am nothing.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 13:3 - And if I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body [fn]to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing.
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Love is patient, love is kind, is not jealous, does not brag, is not puffed up;

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 13:5 - it does not act unbecomingly, does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered;
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 13:6 - it does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth;
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 13:7 - [fn]it bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 13:8 -

Love never fails, but if there are gifts of [fn]prophecy, they will be done away; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be done away.

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 13:9 - For we know in part and we prophesy in part,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 13:10 - but when the [fn]perfect comes, the partial will be done away.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 13:11 - When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child. When I [fn]became a man, I did away with childish things.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 13:12 - For now we see in a mirror [fn]dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 13:13 - But now abide faith, hope, love—these three; but the [fn]greatest of these is love.
LSB Footnotes
Some early mss that I may boast
Or covers
Lit prophecies
Or mature
Lit have become...have done away with
Lit in a riddle
Lit greater

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