1 Corinthians 13
All gifts, however excellent, without charity are worth nothing. The praises of charity, and its preference to faith and hope.
1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of 1angels, and have not 2charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
2 1And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.
3 1And though 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 1Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity avaunteth not itself, is not 2puffed up,
5 1Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
6 1Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth ain the truth;
7 1Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
8 1Charity never faileth: but whether there be 2prophecies, they shall afail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.
9 For 1we know in part, and we prophesy in part.
10 But 1when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be adone away.
11 1When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I athought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
12 1For now we see through a glass, adarkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
13 And now 1abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but 2the greatest of these is charity.