Thematic Bible

1 Corinthians 13:1 (show verse)

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.

1 Corinthians 13:2 (show verse)

If I am inspired to preach and know all the secret truths and possess all knowledge, and if I have such perfect faith that I can move mountains, but have no love, I am nothing.

1 Corinthians 13:3 (show verse)

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

1 Corinthians 13:4 (show verse)

Love is patient and kind. Love is not envious or boastful. It does not put on airs.

1 Corinthians 13:5 (show verse)

It is not rude. It does not insist on its rights. It does not become angry. It is not resentful.

1 Corinthians 13:6 (show verse)

It is not happy over injustice, it is only happy with truth.

1 Corinthians 13:7 (show verse)

It will bear anything, believe anything, hope for anything, endure anything.

1 Corinthians 13:8 (show verse)

Love will never die out. If there is inspired preaching, it will pass away. If there is ecstatic speaking, it will cease. If there is knowledge, it will pass away.

1 Corinthians 13:9 (show verse)

For our knowledge is imperfect and our preaching is imperfect.

1 Corinthians 13:10 (show verse)

But when perfection comes, what is imperfect will pass away.

1 Corinthians 13:11 (show verse)

When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put aside my childish ways.

1 Corinthians 13:12 (show verse)

For now we are looking at a dim reflection in a mirror, but then we shall see face to face. Now my knowledge is imperfect, but then I shall know as fully as God knows me.

1 Corinthians 13:13 (show verse)

So faith, hope, and love endure. These are the great three, and the greatest of them is love.