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1 Corinthians 13 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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The Excellence of Love

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 13:1 -

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

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 13:2 - 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 away all my possessions to charity, and if I surrender my body so that I may [fn]glory, but do not have love, it does me no good.
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Love is patient, love is kind, it is not jealous; love does not brag, it is not arrogant.

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 13:5 - It does not act disgracefully, it does not seek its own benefit; it is not provoked, does not keep an account of a wrong suffered,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 13:6 - it does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth;
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 13:7 - it [fn]keeps every confidence, it 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 with; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be done away with.

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 13:9 - For we know in part and prophesy in part;
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 13:10 - but when the perfect comes, the partial will be done away with.
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 faith, hope, and love remain, these three; but the [fn]greatest of these is love.
NASB20 Footnotes
I.e., in martyrdom
Lit covers all things
Lit prophecies
Lit have become...have done away with
Lit in a riddle
Lit greater

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