1 Corinthians 13
1 Corinthians 13:1 Though I speake with the tongues of men & of Angels, and haue not charity, I am become as sounding brasse or a tinkling cymbal.
how excellent soever, are nothing worth without charity.
1 Corinthians 13:2 And though I haue the gift of prophesie, and vnderstand all mysteries and all knowledge: and though I haue all faith, so that I could remooue mountaines, and haue no charitie, I am nothing. 1 Corinthians 13:3 And though I bestowe all my goods to feede the poore, and though I giue my body to bee burned, and haue not charitie, it profiteth me nothing.
The praises thereof,
1 Corinthians 13:4 Charitie suffereth long, and is kinde: charitie enuieth not: charitie vaunteth not it selfe, is not puffed vp, 1 Corinthians 13:5 Doeth not behaue it selfe vnseemly, seeketh not her owne, is not easily prouoked, thinketh no euill, 1 Corinthians 13:6 Reioyceth not in iniquitie, but reioyceth in the trueth: 1 Corinthians 13:7 Beareth all things, beleeueth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. 1 Corinthians 13:8 Charitie neuer faileth: but whether there be prophesies, [they] shall faile; whether there bee tongues, [they] shall cease; whether there bee knowledge, [it] shall vanish away. 1 Corinthians 13:9 For we know in part, and we prophesie in part. 1 Corinthians 13:10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part, shalbe done away. 1 Corinthians 13:11 When I was a childe, I spake as a childe, I vnderstood as a childe, I thought as a childe: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 1 Corinthians 13:12 For now we see through a glasse, darkely: but then face to face: now I know in part, but then shall I know euen as also I am knowen.
and prelation before hope and faith.
1 Corinthians 13:13 And now abideth faith, hope, charitie, these three, but the greatest of these is charitie.