1 Corinthians 13:1



Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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.

Holman Bible

If I speak the languages of men and of angels, but do not have love, I am a sounding gong or a clanging 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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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.

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.

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.

New simplified Bible

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.

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 
if , whosoever 9 , whatsoever 9 , though ,
Usage: 155

λαλέω 
Laleo 
speak , say , tell , talk , preach , utter , , vr speak
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
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

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

Images 1 Corinthians 13:1

Context Readings

Love, The More Excellent Way

1 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. 2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not love, I am nothing.


Cross References

Romans 14:15

But if your brother is grieved with your food, you no longer walk in love. Destroy not him with your food, for whom Christ died.

1 Corinthians 8:1

Now concerning things offered unto idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love edifies.

1 Corinthians 12:8

For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;

1 Corinthians 12:16

And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?

1 Corinthians 12:29-30

Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles?

1 Corinthians 13:2-3

And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not love, I am nothing.

1 Corinthians 13:8

Love never fails: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.

1 Corinthians 14:6-8

Now, brethren, if I come unto you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you, except I shall speak to you either by revelation, or by knowledge, or by prophesying, or by doctrine?

2 Corinthians 12:4

How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.

Galatians 5:6

For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision avails anything, nor uncircumcision; but faith which works by love.

Galatians 5:22

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

1 Timothy 1:5

Now the end of the commandment is love out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:

1 Peter 4:8

And above all things have fervent love among yourselves: for love shall cover a multitude of sins.

2 Peter 2:18

For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that have just escaped from them who live in error.

Matthew 25:45

Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Since you did it not to one of the least of these, you did it not to me.



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