1 Corinthians 13Disciples’ Literal New Testament (DLNT)
13 1 If I speak in the tongues of humans and of angels, but I do not have love, I have become a sounding brass [gong] or a clanging cymbal. 2 And if I have prophecy and know all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith so as to remove mountains, but I do not have love, I am nothing. 3 And if I dole-out[a] all my possessions, and if I hand-over[b] my body so that I may boast[c], but I do not have love, I am profited nothing.
The Way Love Behaves
4 Love is patient. Love shows-kindness. Love does not envy[d], does not brag, is not puffed-up, 5 does not behave-dishonorably[e], does not seek its own things, is not provoked[f], does not count[g] the bad, 6 does not rejoice over unrighteousness, but rejoices-with the truth, 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love Is Permanent; Gifts Are Temporary. Be Pursuing Love
8 Love never fails. But if there are prophecies, they will be set-aside[h]. If there are tongues, they will cease[i]. If there is knowledge, it will be set-aside. 9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part— 10 but when the complete[j]thing comes, the thing in part will be set-aside. 11 When I was a child, I was speaking like a child, thinking like a child, counting[k] like[l]a child— when I have become[m]a man, I have set-aside the things of the child. 12 For now we are seeing through[n]a mirror, in an enigma[o]— but then face to face. Now I know in part— but then I will know-fully, just as I also was fully-known. 13 But now[p] these three are remaining— faith, hope, love. But love is the greater of these.
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