The Excellence of Love

13 If I speak with the (A)tongues of mankind and of (B)angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a (C)clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of (D)prophecy and know all (E)mysteries and all (F)knowledge, and if I have (G)all faith so as to (H)remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. And if I (I)give away all my possessions to charity, and if I (J)surrender my body so that I may [a]glory, but do not have love, it does me no good.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Corinthians 13:3 I.e., in martyrdom

22 But (A)the fruit of the Spirit is (B)love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, (C)self-control; against such things (D)there is no law.

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