1 Corinthians 13
1 Corinthians 13:1 Though I speake with the tongues of men and Angels, and haue not loue, I am as sounding brasse, or a tinkling cymbal.
how excellent soever, are nothing worth without charity.
1 Corinthians 13:2 And though I had the gift of prophecie, and knewe all secrets and all knowledge, yea, if I had all faith, so that I could remooue mountaines and had not loue, I were nothing. 1 Corinthians 13:3 And though I feede the poore with all my goods, and though I giue my body, that I be burned, and haue not loue, it profiteth me nothing.
The praises thereof,
1 Corinthians 13:4 Loue suffreth long: it is bountifull: loue enuieth not: loue doeth not boast it selfe: it is not puffed vp: 1 Corinthians 13:5 It doeth no vncomely thing: it seeketh not her owne things: it is not prouoked to anger: it thinketh not euill: 1 Corinthians 13:6 It reioyceth not in iniquitie, but reioyceth in the trueth: 1 Corinthians 13:7 It suffreth all things: it beleeueth all things: it hopeth all things: it endureth all things. 1 Corinthians 13:8 Loue doeth neuer fall away, though that prophecyings be abolished, or the tongues cease, or knowledge vanish away. 1 Corinthians 13:9 For we knowe in part, and we prophecie in part. 1 Corinthians 13:10 But when that which is perfect, is come, then that which is in part, shalbe abolished. 1 Corinthians 13:11 When I was a childe, I spake as a childe, I vnderstoode as a childe, I thought as a childe: but when I became a man, I put away childish thinges. 1 Corinthians 13:12 For nowe we see through a glasse darkely: but then shall wee see face to face. Nowe I know in part: but then shall I know euen as I am knowen.
and prelation before hope and faith.
1 Corinthians 13:13 And nowe abideth faith, hope and loue, euen these three: but the chiefest of these is loue.