4 Love is patient, w love is kind.
Love does not envy, x
is not boastful, is not conceited, y
and does not keep a record of wrongs.
but rejoices in the truth. b
hopes all things, endures c all things.
8 Love never ends. d
But as for prophecies,
they will come to an end;
as for languages, they will cease;
as for knowledge, it will come to an end.
and we prophesy in part.
the partial will come to an end.
I spoke like a child,
I thought like a child,
I reasoned like a child.
When I became a man,
I put aside childish things.
but then face to face. g
Now I know in part,
but then I will know fully, h
as I am fully known. i
faith, hope, j and love.
But the greatest of these is love.
13:12 Or indirectly
13:12 Ancient mirrors were normally made out of polished metals and were not as clear as modern ones.