For if I speak with the tongues of men and angels, and have not charity, I am but as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
But if thy brother be grieved by thy food, thou dost not herein walk in love. Do not by thy food destroy him, for whom Christ died.
Now as to things offered to idols, we know that we all have knowledge about them. Knowledge however puffeth up, but charity edifieth.
For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;
And if the ear should say, "Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body," is it therefore not of the body?
Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers?
And though I have the gift of prophecy, and am acquainted with all mysteries, and all knowledge: yea if I have faith, even. to remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.
Charity never faileth: but as to prophecies, they shall be abolished; or tongues, they shall cease; or knowledge, it shall be laid aside.
Now, my brethren, if I come to you speaking with many tongues, what shall I profit you, unless I speak intelligibly to you of revelation, or knowledge, or prophecy, or doctrine?
I know not, God knoweth) that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unutterable words, which it is not permitted unto man to speak.
For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but faith which worketh by love.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering,
so do, and acquaint them that the end of that charge is charity, out of a pure heart, and a good conscience, and faith unfeigned:
having above all things fervent love to each other; for love will cover a multitude of sins.
For when they speak swelling words of vanity, they ensnare in the lusts of the flesh, through their lasciviousness, those who had indeed withdrawn from such as deal in error;
Then will He reply to them, saying, Verily I tell you, inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the lest of these, ye did it not to me.