1#2Co 12:4If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not love, I have become as sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. 2#Mt 17:20; 21:21If I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not love, I am nothing. 3If I give all my goods to feed the poor, and if I give my body to be burned, and have not love, it profits me nothing.
4#Col 3:12; Pr 10:12Love suffers long and is kind; love envies not; love flaunts not itself and is not puffed up, 5#1Co 10:24; Php 2:21does not behave itself improperly, seeks not its own, is not easily provoked, thinks no evil; 6#2Jn 1:4; Ro 1:32rejoices not in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7#1Co 13:4bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things.
8Love never fails. But if there are prophecies, they shall fail; if there are tongues, they shall cease; and if there is knowledge, it shall vanish. 9#1Co 8:2; 13:12For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. 10But when that which is perfect comes, then that which is imperfect shall pass away. 11When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, and I thought as a child. But when I became a man, I put away childish things. 12#2Co 5:7; 1Jn 3:2For now we see as through a glass, dimly, but then, face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know, even as I also am known.
13#Gal 5:6; 1Co 16:14; 1Pe 1:21So now abide faith, hope, and love, these three. But the greatest of these is love.