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.
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.
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.
4 Love is patient, love is kind; love does not envy; love does not boast, is not arrogant;
5 does not behave disgracefully, does not seek its own, is not provoked to anger, thinks no evil;
6 does not rejoice over unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth;
7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
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.
9 Now we know in part, and we prophesy in part.
10 But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is partial shall pass away.
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.
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.
13 And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.