1 Corinthians 13
1 Corinthians 13:1 Though I speake with the tongues of men and of Angels, and haue not loue, I am [as] soundyng brasse, or [as] a tincklyng Cimball:
how excellent soever, are nothing worth without charity.
1 Corinthians 13:2 And though I coulde prophesie, and vnderstoode all secretes, and all knowledge: Yea, if I had all fayth, so that I coulde moue mountaynes out of their places, and haue not loue, I were nothyng. 1 Corinthians 13:3 And though I bestowe all my goodes to feede the poore, and though I geue my body that I burned, and haue not loue, it profiteth me nothyng.
The praises thereof,
1 Corinthians 13:4 Loue suffreth long, and is curteous: Loue enuieth not, loue doth not frowardely, swelleth not, 1 Corinthians 13:5 Dealeth not dishonestlie, seeketh not her owne, is not prouoked to anger, thynketh none euyll, 1 Corinthians 13:6 Reioyceth not in iniquitie: bur reioyceth in the trueth: 1 Corinthians 13:7 Suffreth all thynges, beleueth all thynges, hopeth all thynges, endureth all thynges. 1 Corinthians 13:8 Though ye prophesiynges fayle, other tongues ceasse, or knowledge vanishe away, [yet] loue falleth neuer away. 1 Corinthians 13:9 For our knowledge is vnperfect, and our prophesiyng is vnperfect: 1 Corinthians 13:10 But when that which is perfect, is come, then that which is vnperfect shalbe done away. 1 Corinthians 13:11 When I was a chylde, I spake as a childe, I vnderstode as a childe, I imagined as a chylde: But assoone as I was a man, I put away chyldishnesse. 1 Corinthians 13:12 Nowe we see in a glasse, euen in a darke speakyng: but then [shall we see] face to face. Nowe I knowe vnperfectly: but then shall I knowe euen as I am knowen.
and prelation before hope and faith.
1 Corinthians 13:13 Nowe abydeth fayth, hope, and loue, these three, but the chiefe of these is loue.