Thus, I may speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but if I have no love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal;
If your brother is being injured because you eat a certain food, then you are no longer living by the rule of love. Do not let that food of yours ruin the man for whom Christ died.
With regard to food that has been offered to idols. Here, of course, 'we all possess knowledge'! Knowledge puffs up, love builds up.
One man is granted words of wisdom by the Spirit, another words of knowledge by the same Spirit;
If the ear were to say, 'Because I am not the eye, I do not belong to the body,' that does not make it no part of the body.
Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Are all workers of miracles?
I may prophesy, fathom all mysteries and secret lore, I may have such absolute faith that I can move hills from their place, but if I have no love, I count for nothing;
Love never disappears. As for prophesying, it will be superseded; as for 'tongues,' they will cease; as for knowledge, it will be superseded.
Suppose now I were to come to you speaking with 'tongues,' my brothers; what good could I do you, unless I had some revelation or knowledge or prophecy or teaching to lay before you?
this man was caught up to paradise and heard sacred secrets which no human lips can repeat.
in Christ Jesus circumcision is not valid, neither is uncircumcision, but only faith active in love.
But the harvest of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, good temper, kindliness, generosity, fidelity,
Whereas the aim of the Christian discipline is the love that springs from a pure heart, from a good conscience, and from a sincere faith.
By talking arrogant futilities they beguile with the sensual lure of fleshly passion those who are just escaping from the company of misconduct ??19 promising them freedom, when they are themselves enslaved to corruption (for a man is the slave of whatever overpowers him).
Then he will answer them, 'I tell you truly, in so far as you did not do it to one of these, even the least of them, you did not do it to me.'