Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

If I speak in the languages of humans and angels but have no love, I have become a reverberating gong or a clashing cymbal.

New American Standard Bible

If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.

King James Version

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

Holman Bible

If I speak human or angelic languages
but do not have love,
I am a sounding gong or a clanging cymbal.

A Conservative Version

If I speak with the tongues of men and of heavenly agents, but have not love, I have become sounding brass, or a clashing cymbal.

American Standard Version

If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am become sounding brass, or a clanging cymbal.

Amplified

If I [can] speak in the tongues of men and [even] of angels, but have not love (that reasoning, intentional, spiritual devotion such as is inspired by God's love for and in us), I am only a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.

An Understandable Version

If I have the ability to speak in the languages of human beings and angels [Note: Perhaps the idea is supernaturally and eloquently], but do not have love [for people], I have become [no more than] a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.

Anderson New Testament

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of an gels, but have not love, I have become as sounding brass, or a clanging cymbal.

Bible in Basic English

If I make use of the tongues of men and of angels, and have not love, I am like sounding brass, or a loud-tongued bell.

Common New Testament

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.

Daniel Mace New Testament

For tho' I should speak with the eloquence of men, and of angels, and not have social affection, I should be like sounding brass, or a noisy cymbal.

Darby Translation

If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal.

Godbey New Testament

If I may speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not divine love, I have become a sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

Goodspeed New Testament

I will show you a far better way. If I can speak the languages of men and even of angels, but have no love, I am only a noisy gong or a clashing cymbal.

John Wesley New Testament

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not love, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

Julia Smith Translation

If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not love, I have been the brass of echoes, and the shouting cymbal.

King James 2000

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not love, I am become as sounding brass, or a clanging cymbal.

Lexham Expanded Bible

If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a ringing brass gong or a clashing cymbal.

Modern King James verseion

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I have become as sounding brass or a tinkling cymbal.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Though I spake with the tongues of men and angels, and yet had no love, I were even as sounding brass: or as a tinkling cymbal.

Moffatt New Testament

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;

Montgomery New Testament

Though I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have no love, I am become a clanging brass, or a clashing cymbal.

NET Bible

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but I do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.

New Heart English Bible

If I speak with the languages of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become sounding brass, or a clanging cymbal.

Noyes New Testament

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not love, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

Sawyer New Testament

If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels and have not love, I am a sounding brass and a tinkling cymbal.

The Emphasized Bible

Although with the tongues of men, I be speaking, and of messengers, and have not, love, I have become resounding brass, or a clanging cymbal;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

THOUGH I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am become as sounding brass, and tinkling cymbal.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Though I speak in the 'tongues' of men, or even of angels, yet have not Love, I have become mere echoing brass, or a clanging cymbal!

Webster

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

Weymouth New Testament

If I can speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but am destitute of Love, I have but become a loud-sounding trumpet or a clanging cymbal.

Williams New Testament

If I could speak the languages of men, of angels too, and have no love, I am only a rattling pan or a clashing cymbal.

World English Bible

If I speak with the languages of men and of angels, but don't have love, I have become sounding brass, or a clanging cymbal.

Worrell New Testament

If I speak with tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass, or a clanging cymbal.

Worsley New Testament

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.

Youngs Literal Translation

If with the tongues of men and of messengers I speak, and have not love, I have become brass sounding, or a cymbal tinkling;

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ἐάν 
Ean 
Usage: 155

I speak
λαλέω 
Laleo 
Usage: 235

with the tongues
γλῶσσα 
Glossa 
Usage: 48

of men
ἄνθρωπος 
Anthropos 
man, not tr,
Usage: 316

and


δέ 
De 
and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 0
Usage: 2184

of angels
G32
ἄγγελος 
Aggelos 
Usage: 153

ἔχω 
Echo 
have, be, need , , vr have
Usage: 479

not
μή 
me 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
Usage: 493

G26
ἀγάπη 
Agape 
Usage: 105

I am become
γίνομαι 
Ginomai 
be, come to pass, be made, be done, come, become, God forbid , arise, have, be fulfilled, be married to, be preferred, not tr, , vr done
Usage: 531

ἠχέω 
Echeo 
Usage: 1

χαλκός 
Chalkos 
Usage: 4

or
ἤ 
or, than, either, or else, nor, not tr,
Usage: 199

ἀλαλάζω 
Alalazo 
Usage: 2

Devotionals

Devotionals about 1 Corinthians 13:1

References

Images 1 Corinthians 13:1

Prayers for 1 Corinthians 13:1

Context Readings

Love, The More Excellent Way

1 If I speak in the languages of humans and angels but have no love, I have become a reverberating gong or a clashing cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can understand all secrets and every form of knowledge, and if I have absolute faith so as to move mountains but have no love, I am nothing.


Cross References

Romans 14:15

For if your brother is being hurt by what you eat, you are no longer acting in love. Do not destroy the person for whom the Messiah died by what you eat.

1 Corinthians 8:1

Now concerning food offered to idols: We know that we all possess knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.

1 Corinthians 12:8

To one has been given a message of wisdom by the Spirit; to another the ability to speak with knowledge according to the same Spirit;

1 Corinthians 12:16

And if the ear says, "Since I'm not an eye, I'm not part of the body," that does not make it any less a part of the body, does it?

1 Corinthians 12:29-30

Not all are apostles, are they? Not all are prophets, are they? Not all are teachers, are they? Not all perform miracles, do they?

1 Corinthians 13:2-3

If I have the gift of prophecy and can understand all secrets and every form of knowledge, and if I have absolute faith so as to move mountains but have no love, I am nothing.

1 Corinthians 13:8

Love never fails. Now if there are prophecies, they will be done away with. If there are languages, they will cease. If there is knowledge, it will be done away with.

1 Corinthians 14:6-8

Indeed, brothers, if I come to you speaking in foreign languages, what good will I be to you unless I speak to you in some revelation, knowledge, prophecy, or teaching?

2 Corinthians 12:4

was snatched away to Paradise and heard things that cannot be expressed in words, things that no human being has a right even to mention.

Galatians 5:6

for in union with the Messiah Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision matters. What matters is faith expressed through love.

Galatians 5:22

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

1 Timothy 1:5

The goal of this instruction is love that flows from a pure heart, from a clear conscience, and from a sincere faith.

1 Peter 4:8

Above all, continue to love each other deeply, because love covers a multitude of sins.

2 Peter 2:18

By talking high-sounding nonsense and using sinful cravings of the flesh, they entice people who have just escaped from those who live in error.

Matthew 25:45

Then he will say to them, "I tell all of you with certainty, since you didn't do it for one of the least important of these, you didn't do it for me.'

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