1If I speak with tongues of men and of angels, and I have not charity, I am made as brass sounding, or a cymbal tinkling.
2And if I have prophecy, and know all mysteries, and all knowing, [or science], and if I have all faith, so that I move hills from their place, [or from one place to another], and I have not charity, I am nought.
3And if I part all my goods into the meats of poor men, and if I betake my body, so that I burn, and if I have not charity, it profiteth to me nothing.
4Charity is patient, it is benign; charity envieth not, it doeth not wickedly, it is not blown [with pride],
5it is not covetous, [or ambitious, or covetous of worships], it seeketh not those things that be his own [or her own], it is not stirred to wrath, it thinketh not evil,
6it joyeth not on [or in] wicked-ness, but it joyeth together to [or with] truth;
7it suffereth all things, it believeth all things, it hopeth all things, it sustaineth all things.
8Charity falleth never down, whether prophecies shall be voided, either languages shall cease, either science shall be destroyed.
9For a part we know, and a part we prophesy;
10but when that shall come that is perfect, that thing that is of part shall be voided.
11When I was a little child, I spake as a little child, I understood as a little child, I thought as a little child; but when I was made a man, I avoided/I voided those things that were of a little child.
12And we see now by a mirror in darkness, but then face to face; now I know of part, but then I shall know, as I am known.
13And now dwell faith, hope, charity, these three; but the most of these is charity.