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1 Corinthians 13:1–8

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The Way of Love

13 If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have aprophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, bso as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. cIf I give away all I have, and dif I deliver up my body to be burned,1 but have not love, I gain nothing.

eLove is patient and fkind; love gdoes not envy or boast; it his not arrogant or rude. It idoes not insist on its own way; it jis not irritable or resentful;2 it kdoes not rejoice at wrongdoing, but lrejoices with the truth. mLove bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, eendures all things.

Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.

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a

[ch. 14:1, 39; Matt. 7:22]; See Acts 2:18

b
c
d
1

Some manuscripts deliver up my body [to death] that I may boast

e
f
g
h

See ch. 4:6

i

See ch. 10:24

j
2

Greek irritable and does not count up wrongdoing

k
l
m

ch. 9:12

e

[See ver. 4 above]

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