Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

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 in order to boast
but do not have 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.

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

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

ἐάν 
Ean 
ἐάν 
Ean 
Usage: 155
Usage: 155

I bestow
ψωμίζω 
Psomizo 
Usage: 2

all
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

G26
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 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. 3 Even if I give away everything that I have and sacrifice myself, but have no love, I gain nothing. 4 Love is always patient; love is always kind; love is never envious or arrogant with pride. Nor is she conceited,


Cross References

Jeremiah 7:8

"Look, you're trusting in deceptive words that cannot benefit.

Daniel 3:16-28

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego answered King Nebuchadnezzar, "It's not necessary for us to respond in this matter.

Matthew 6:1-4

"Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of people in order to be noticed by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.

Matthew 7:22-23

Many will say to me on that day, "Lord, Lord, we prophesied in your name, drove out demons in your name, and performed many miracles in your name, didn't we?'

Matthew 23:5

"They do everything to be seen by people. They increase the size of their phylacteries and lengthen the tassels of their garments.

Luke 18:22

When Jesus heard this, he told him, "You still need to do one thing. Sell everything you have and give the money to the destitute, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come back and follow me."

Luke 18:28

Then Peter said, "See, we have left everything we have and followed you."

Luke 19:8

Later, Zacchaeus stood up and announced to the Lord, "Look! I'm giving half of my possessions to the destitute, and if I have accused anyone falsely, I'm repaying four times as much as I owe."

Luke 21:3-4

He said, "I tell you with certainty, this destitute widow has dropped in more than all of them,

John 6:63

It's the Spirit who gives life; the flesh accomplishes nothing. The words that I've spoken to you are spirit and life.

John 12:43

For they loved the praise of human beings more than the praise of God.

John 13:37

"Lord, why can't I follow you now?" Peter asked him. "I would lay down my life for you!"

John 15:13

No one shows greater love than when he lays down his life for his friends.

Acts 21:13

At this Paul replied, "What do you mean by crying and breaking my heart? I'm ready not only to be tied up in Jerusalem but even to die for the name of the Lord Jesus!"

Galatians 5:26

Let's stop being arrogant, provoking one another and envying one another.

Philippians 1:15-18

Some are preaching the Messiah because of jealousy and dissension, while others do so because of their good will.

Philippians 1:20-21

I rejoice because I eagerly expect and hope that I will have nothing to be ashamed of, because through my boldness the Messiah will be exalted through me, now as always, whether I live or die.

Philippians 2:3

Do not act out of selfish ambition or conceit, but with humility think of others as being better than yourselves.

1 Timothy 4:8

Physical exercise is of limited value, but Godliness is very dear, a pledge of life, both there and here.

Hebrews 13:9

Stop being carried away by all kinds of unusual teachings, for it is good that the heart be strengthened by grace, not by food laws that have never helped those who follow them.

James 2:14-17

What good does it do, my brothers, if someone claims to have faith but does not prove it with actions? This kind of faith cannot save him, can it?

Isaiah 57:12

"I will denounce your righteousness and your works, for your collections of idols will not benefit you.

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