Thematic Bible

1 Corinthians 13:1 (show verse)

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

1 Corinthians 13:2 (show verse)

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 13:3 (show verse)

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

1 Corinthians 13:4 (show verse)

Love is always patient; love is always kind; love is never envious or arrogant with pride. Nor is she conceited,

1 Corinthians 13:5 (show verse)

and she is never rude; she never thinks just of herself or ever gets annoyed. She never is resentful;

1 Corinthians 13:6 (show verse)

is never glad with sin; she's always glad to side with truth, and pleased that truth will win.

1 Corinthians 13:7 (show verse)

She bears up under everything; believes the best in all; there is no limit to her hope, and never will she fall.

1 Corinthians 13:8 (show verse)

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 13:9 (show verse)

For what we know is incomplete and what we prophesy is incomplete.

1 Corinthians 13:10 (show verse)

But when what is complete comes, then what is incomplete will be done away with.

1 Corinthians 13:11 (show verse)

When I was a child, I spoke like a child, thought like a child, and reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up my childish ways.

1 Corinthians 13:12 (show verse)

Now we see only an indistinct image in a mirror, but then we will be face to face. Now what I know is incomplete, but then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known.

1 Corinthians 13:13 (show verse)

Right now three things remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.