Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

And if I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing.

King James Version

And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

Holman Bible

And if I donate all my goods to feed the poor, and if I give my body to be burned, but do not have love, I gain nothing.

International Standard Version

Even if I give away everything that I have and sacrifice myself, but have no love, I gain nothing.

A Conservative Version

And if I dole out all things possessed by me, and if I deliver my body so that I may be burned, and have not love, I benefit nothing.

American Standard Version

And if I bestow all my goods to feed the poor , and if I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profiteth me nothing.

Amplified

Even if I dole out all that I have [to the poor in providing] food, and if I surrender my body to be burned or in order that I may glory, but have not love (God's love in me), I gain nothing.

An Understandable Version

And if I donate all my possessions to feed poor people, and if I surrender my body to be burned [Note: This probably refers to becoming a martyr, but some manuscripts read, "that I may be able to boast"], but do not have love [for people], it is no benefit to me.

Anderson New Testament

And though I give all my goods to feed the poor, and though I deliver up my body to be burned, and have not love, I am profited nothing.

Bible in Basic English

And if I give all my goods to the poor, and if I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it is of no profit to me.

Common New Testament

If I give all I have to the poor, and if I surrender my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.

Daniel Mace New Testament

and tho' I distribute my whole substance to the poor, and give my body to be burned, and have not social affection, it profits me nothing.

Darby Translation

And if I shall dole out all my goods in food, and if I deliver up my body that I may be burned, but have not love, I profit nothing.

Godbey New Testament

And if I give all my goods to feed the poor, and if I may give my body that I shall be burnt, and have not divine love, I am profited as to nothing.

Goodspeed New Testament

Even if I give away everything I own, and give myself up, but do it in pride, not love, it does me no good.

John Wesley New Testament

And though I give all my goods to feed the poor, and deliver up my body to be burned, and have not love, it profiteth me nothing.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor and though I give my body to be burned and have not charity, it profits me nothing.

Julia Smith Translation

And if I feed out all my goods, and if I deliver my body that I be burned, and have not love, I am profited nothing.

King James 2000

And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not love, it profits me nothing.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And if I parcel out all my possessions, and if I hand over my body in order that I will be burned, but do not have love, it benefits [me] nothing.

Modern King James verseion

And though I give out all my goods to feed the poor, and though I deliver my body to be burned, and have not charity, I am profited nothing.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And though I bestowed all my goods to feed the poor, and though I gave my body even that I burned, and yet had no love, it profiteth me nothing.

Moffatt New Testament

I may distribute all I possess in charity, I may give up my body to be burnt, but if I have no love, I make nothing of it.

Montgomery New Testament

And though I sell all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it avails me nothing.

NET Bible

If I give away everything I own, and if I give over my body in order to boast, but do not have love, I receive no benefit.

New Heart English Bible

If I dole out all my goods to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body so that I may boast, but do not have love, it profits me nothing.

Noyes New Testament

And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give up my body that I may be burned, and have not love, it profiteth me nothing.

Sawyer New Testament

And if I deal out all my property to feed the poor, and if I deliver my body to be burned, and have not love, I shall not be profited.

The Emphasized Bible

And, though I morsel out all my goods, - and though I deliver up my body, that I may boast, and have not, love, I am profited, nothing.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

And if I deal out all my goods in alms, and deliver up my body that I should be burned, but have not love, I am nothing advantaged by it.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Even though I dole my substance to the poor, even though I sacrifice my body, that I may boast, yet have not Love, it avails me nothing!

Webster

And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

Weymouth New Testament

And if I distribute all my possessions to the poor, and give up my body to be burned, but am destitute of Love, it profits me nothing.

Williams New Testament

If I should dole out everything I have for charity, and give my body up to torture in mere boasting pride, but have no love, I get from it no good at all.

World English Bible

If I dole out all my goods to feed the poor, and if I give my body to be burned, but don't have love, it profits me nothing.

Worrell New Testament

And, if I bestow in morsels all my goods; and, if I give my body to he burned, but have not love, I am profited nothing.

Worsley New Testament

And though I give all my substance to feed the poor, and my body to be burnt, and have not charity, I am nothing profited.

Youngs Literal Translation

and if I give away to feed others all my goods, and if I give up my body that I may be burned, and have not love, I am profited nothing.

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

ἐάν 
Ean 
ἐάν 
Ean 
Usage: 155
Usage: 155

ψωμίζω 
Psomizo 
Usage: 2

πᾶς 
Pas 
Usage: 704

my
μοῦ 
Mou 
μοῦ 
Mou 
my, me, mine, I, mine own
my, me, mine, I, mine own
Usage: 313
Usage: 313

ὑπάρχοντα 
Huparchonta 
Usage: 5

to feed
ψωμίζω 
Psomizo 
Usage: 2

the poor, and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

I give
παραδίδωμι 
Paradidomi 
Usage: 75

σῶμα 
Soma 
Usage: 123

to
ἵνα 
Hina 
that, to,
Usage: 472

be burned
καίω 
Kaio 
Usage: 7

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

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

it profiteth me
ὠφελέω 
Opheleo 
Usage: 8

Devotionals

Devotionals about 1 Corinthians 13:3

References

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Images 1 Corinthians 13:3

Prayers for 1 Corinthians 13:3

Context Readings

Love, The More Excellent Way

2 If I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if 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 if I surrender my body to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing. 4 Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant,


Cross References

Jeremiah 7:8

"Behold, you are trusting in deceptive words to no avail.

Daniel 3:16-28

Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego replied to the king, "O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to give you an answer concerning this matter.

Matthew 6:1-4

"Beware of practicing your righteousness before men to be noticed by them; otherwise you have no reward with your Father who is in heaven.

Matthew 7:22-23

"Many will say to Me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?'

Matthew 23:5

"But they do all their deeds to be noticed by men; for they broaden their phylacteries and lengthen the tassels of their garments.

Luke 18:22

When Jesus heard this, He said to him, "One thing you still lack; sell all that you possess and distribute it to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me."

Luke 18:28

Peter said, "Behold, we have left our own homes and followed You."

Luke 19:8

Zaccheus stopped and said to the Lord, "Behold, Lord, half of my possessions I will give to the poor, and if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I will give back four times as much."

Luke 21:3-4

And He said, "Truly I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all of them;

John 6:63

"It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing; the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.

John 12:43

for they loved the approval of men rather than the approval of God.

John 13:37

Peter said to Him, "Lord, why can I not follow You right now? I will lay down my life for You."

John 15:13

"Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.

Acts 21:13

Then Paul answered, "What are you doing, weeping and breaking my heart? For I am ready not only to be bound, but even to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus."

Galatians 5:26

Let us not become boastful, challenging one another, envying one another.

Philippians 1:15-18

Some, to be sure, are preaching Christ even from envy and strife, but some also from good will;

Philippians 1:20-21

according to my earnest expectation and hope, that I will not be put to shame in anything, but that with all boldness, Christ will even now, as always, be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death.

Philippians 2:3

Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves;

1 Timothy 4:8

for bodily discipline is only of little profit, but godliness is profitable for all things, since it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.

Hebrews 13:9

Do not be carried away by varied and strange teachings; for it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace, not by foods, through which those who were so occupied were not benefited.

James 2:14-17

What use is it, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but he has no works? Can that faith save him?

Isaiah 57:12

"I will declare your righteousness and your deeds, But they will not profit you.



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