1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and do not have love, I have become like loud sounding brass, or a clashing cymbal.
2 If I have the gift of prophesy, and know all secrets and all knowledge, and though I have all faith so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.
3 And if I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and surrender my body to be burned, but do not have love, I gain nothing.
4 Love is patient. Love is kind. Love is not jealous. Love does not brag and is not arrogant proud.
5 Love does not act indecently. It is not selfish. It is not provoked and does not take into account a wrong suffered.
6 Love does not rejoice with evil, but rejoices with the truth.
7 It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things.
8 Love never fails. Where there are gifts of prophecy, they will be done away. Where there are tongues, they will cease. Where there is knowledge, it will be done away.
9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part.
10 When the perfect comes, the partial imperfectincomplete will be done away.
11 When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, and reason like a child. When I became an adult I did away with childish things.
12 For now we see in a mirror dimly, and then we will see face to face. Now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known.
13 Faith, hope and love remain. These three! The greatest of these is love!