1 Corinthians 13
1 Corinthians 13:1 Thought I speake with tounges of men and angels, and yet had no loue, I were euen as soundinge brasse, or as a tynklinge Cimbal.
how excellent soever, are nothing worth without charity.
1 Corinthians 13:2 And though I could prophecye, and vnderstande all secretes, and all knowledge: yea, yf I had all fayth so that I coulde moue mountaines out of theyr places, and yet had no loue, I were nothing. 1 Corinthians 13:3 And thought I bestowed all my goodes to fede the pore, and though I gaue my bodye euen that I burned, and yet had no loue, it profeteth me nothinge.
The praises thereof,
1 Corinthians 13:4 Loue suffreth longe, and is curteous. Loue enuieth not. Loue doth not frowardelye, swelleth not, dealeth not dishonestlye, 1 Corinthians 13:5 seketh not her owne, is not prouoketh to anger, thinketh not euil, 1 Corinthians 13:6 reioiceth not in iniquitie: but reioiseth in the trueth, 1 Corinthians 13:7 suffreth all thinge, beleueth all thinges, hopeth al thinges, endureth in all thinges. 1 Corinthians 13:8 Though that propheciynge fayle, other tounges shall cease, or knowledge vanishe awaye, yet loue falleth neuer awaye. 1 Corinthians 13:9 For oure knowledge is vnperfect, & oure prophesiynge is vnperfecte. 1 Corinthians 13:10 But when that which is perfect, is come: then þt which is vnperfect, shal be done awaye: 1 Corinthians 13:11 When I was a child, I spake as a chylde, I vnderstode as a child, I Imagined as a chylde. But assone as I was a man, I put away childishnes. 1 Corinthians 13:12 Nowe we se in a glasse euen in a darke speakinge, but then shall we se face to face. Nowe I knowe vnperfectlye, but then shall I knowe euen as I am knowen.
and prelation before hope and faith.
1 Corinthians 13:13 Nowe abideth fayth, hope, and loue, euen these thre: but the chiefe of these is loue.