27 Now (A)you are the body of Christ and individually (B)members of it. 28 And (C)God has appointed in the church first (D)apostles, second (E)prophets, third teachers, then (F)miracles, then (G)gifts of healing, (H)helping, (I)administrating, and (J)various kinds of tongues. 29 Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles? 30 Do all possess gifts of healing? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret? 31 But (K)earnestly desire the higher gifts.

And I will show you a still more excellent way.

The Way of Love

13 If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have (L)prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, (M)so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. (N)If I give away all I have, and (O)if I deliver up my body to be burned,[a] but have not love, I gain nothing.

Footnotes

  1. 1 Corinthians 13:3 Some manuscripts deliver up my body [to death] that I may boast

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