King James Version1 Corinthians13

1 Corinthians

1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of an­gels, and have not char­i­ty, I am be­come as sound­ing brass, or a tin­kling cym­bal. 2 And though I have 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 the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not char­i­ty, it prof­iteth me noth­ing. 4 Char­i­ty suf­fer­eth long, 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 there be prophe­cies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether 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 is char­i­ty.