1Corinthians - Chapter 13 | King James Version (KJV)

  • 1. Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become {cf15I as} sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
  • 2. And though I have {cf15I the gift of} prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.
  • 3. And though I bestow all my goods to feed {cf15I the poor}, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.
  • 4. Charity suffereth long, {cf15I and} is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
  • 5. Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
  • 6. Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
  • 7. Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
  • 8. Charity never faileth: but whether {cf15I there be} prophecies, they shall fail; whether {cf15I there be} tongues, they shall cease; whether {cf15I there be} knowledge, it shall vanish away.
  • 9. For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.
  • 10. But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.
  • 11. When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
  • 12. For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
  • 13. And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these {cf15I is} charity.