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31 But strive for the better gifts. And yet I make known a more excellent way.
31 But be zealous for the better charisms. And I reveal to you a yet more excellent way.
31 But if you are searching for the greater gifts, I will show you a more excellent way.
13:1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become [as] sounding brass or a clashing cymbal.
1 If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am become sounding brass, or a clanging cymbal.
1 If I were to speak in the language of men, or of Angels, yet not have charity, I would be like a clanging bell or a crashing cymbal.
13:2 And though I have [the gift of] prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
2 And if I have prophecy, and learn every mystery, and obtain all knowledge, and possess all faith, so that I could move mountains, yet not have charity, then I am nothing.
13:3 And though I give away all my possessions to feed [the poor], and though I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing.
3 And if I bestow all my goods to feed [the poor], and if I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profiteth me nothing.
3 And if I distribute all my goods in order to feed the poor, and if I hand over my body to be burned, yet not have charity, it offers me nothing.
13:4 Love is patient, love is kind; love does not envy; love does not boast, is not arrogant;
4 Love suffereth long, [and] is kind; love envieth not; love vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
4 Charity is patient, is kind. Charity does not envy, does not act wrongly, is not inflated.
13:5 does not behave disgracefully, does not seek its own, is not provoked to anger, thinks no evil;
5 doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not its own, is not provoked, taketh not account of evil;
5 Charity is not ambitious, does not seek for itself, is not provoked to anger, devises no evil.
13:6 does not rejoice over unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth;
6 rejoiceth not in unrighteousness, but rejoiceth with the truth;
6 Charity does not rejoice over iniquity, but rejoices in truth.
13:7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
7 beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
7 Charity suffers all, believes all, hopes all, endures all.
13:8 Love never fails. But whether there [are] prophecies, they shall pass away; whether there[ are] tongues, they shall cease; whether there[ is] knowledge, it shall pass away.
8 Charity is never torn away, even if prophecies pass away, or languages cease, or knowledge is destroyed.
8 Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.
13:9 Now we know in part, and we prophesy in part.
9 For we know only in part, and we prophesy only in part.
13:10 But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is partial shall pass away.
10 But when the perfect arrives, the imperfect passes away.
13:11 When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I thought as a child, I reasoned as a child; but when I became a man, I put away the things of the child.
13:12 For now we see through a mirror by reflection, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.
12 Now we see through a glass darkly. But then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know, even as I am known.
13:13 And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
13 But for now, these three continue: faith, hope, and charity. And the greatest of these is charity.