1 Corinthians 13
1 Corinthians 13:1 Though I spake with the tonges of men and of angels, and haue no loue. I am euen as sounding brasse, or as a tynklinge cymball.
how excellent soever, are nothing worth without charity.
1 Corinthians 13:2 And though I coulde prophesy, and vnderstode all secretes, and all knowledge: yee yf I haue all fayth, so that I can moue mountayns oute of their places, and yet haue no loue, I am nothynge. 1 Corinthians 13:3 And though I bestowe all my goodes to fede the poore, and though I geue my body euen that I burned, and yet haue no loue, it profyteth me nothynge.
The praises thereof,
1 Corinthians 13:4 Loue suffreth longe, and is curteous. Loue enuyeth not. Loue doth not frowardly, swelleth not, dealeth not dishonestly 1 Corinthians 13:5 seketh not her awne, is not prouoked to anger, thynketh no euyll, 1 Corinthians 13:6 reioyseth not in iniquyte: but reioyseth in the trueth, 1 Corinthians 13:7 suffreth all thynges, beleueth all thynges, hopeth all thynges, endureth all thynges. 1 Corinthians 13:8 Though that prophesyinges fayle, other tonges cease, or knowledge vanysshe awaye, yet loue falleth neuer awaye. 1 Corinthians 13:9 For oure knowledge is vnperfect, and oure prophesyinge is vnperfect. 1 Corinthians 13:10 But when þt whych is perfect, is come, then that whych is vnperfect, shall be done awaye. 1 Corinthians 13:11 When I was a chylde, I spake as a chylde, I vnderstode as a chylde, I ymagined as a chylde. But assone as I was a man, I put awaye chyldeshnes. 1 Corinthians 13:12 Nowe we se in a glasse, euen in a darcke speakyng: but then shall we se 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, euen these thre: but the chefe of these is loue.