1 Corinthians 13 (NIV) (2024)

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13If I speak in the tongues[a](A) of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2If I have the gift of prophecy(B) and can fathom all mysteries(C) and all knowledge,(D) and if I have a faith(E) that can move mountains,(F) but do not have love, I am nothing. 3If I give all I possess to the poor(G) and give over my body to hardship that I may boast,[b](H) but do not have love, I gain nothing.

4Love is patient,(I) love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.(J) 5It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking,(K) it is not easily angered,(L) it keeps no record of wrongs.(M) 6Love does not delight in evil(N) but rejoices with the truth.(O) 7It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.(P)

8Love never fails. But where there are prophecies,(Q) they will cease; where there are tongues,(R) they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9For we know in part(S) and we prophesy in part, 10but when completeness comes,(T) what is in part disappears. 11When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood(U) behind me. 12For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror;(V) then we shall see face to face.(W) Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.(X)

13And now these three remain: faith, hope and love.(Y) But the greatest of these is love.(Z)

Footnotes

  1. 1 Corinthians 13:1 Or languages
  2. 1 Corinthians 13:3 Some manuscripts body to the flames

Cross references

  1. 1 Corinthians 13:1 : ver 8; S Mk 16:17
  2. 1 Corinthians 13:2 : ver 8; S Eph 4:11; S Ac 11:27
  3. 1 Corinthians 13:2 : 1Co 14:2
  4. 1 Corinthians 13:2 : S 2Co 8:7
  5. 1 Corinthians 13:2 : 1Co 12:9
  6. 1 Corinthians 13:2 : Mt 17:20; 21:21
  7. 1 Corinthians 13:3 : Lk 19:8; S Ac 2:45
  8. 1 Corinthians 13:3 : Da 3:28
  9. 1 Corinthians 13:4 : 1Th 5:14
  10. 1 Corinthians 13:4 : 1Co 5:2
  11. 1 Corinthians 13:5 : S 1Co 10:24
  12. 1 Corinthians 13:5 : S Mt 5:22
  13. 1 Corinthians 13:5 : Job 14:16, 17; Pr 10:12; 17:9; 1Pe 4:8
  14. 1 Corinthians 13:6 : 2Th 2:12
  15. 1 Corinthians 13:6 : 2Jn 4; 3Jn 3, 4
  16. 1 Corinthians 13:7 : ver 8, 13
  17. 1 Corinthians 13:8 : ver 2
  18. 1 Corinthians 13:8 : ver 1
  19. 1 Corinthians 13:9 : ver 12; S 1Co 8:2
  20. 1 Corinthians 13:10 : Php 3:12
  21. 1 Corinthians 13:11 : Ps 131:2
  22. 1 Corinthians 13:12 : Job 26:14; 36:26
  23. 1 Corinthians 13:12 : Ge 32:30; Job 19:26; 1Jn 3:2
  24. 1 Corinthians 13:12 : 1Co 8:3; Gal 4:9
  25. 1 Corinthians 13:13 : Ro 5:2-5; Gal 5:5, 6; Eph 4:2-5; Col 1:4, 5; 1Th 1:3; 5:8; Heb 6:10-12
  26. 1 Corinthians 13:13 : Mt 22:37-40; 1Co 16:14; Gal 5:6; 1Jn 4:7-12, 16
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13我 若 能 說 萬 人 的 方 言 , 並 天 使 的 話 語 , 卻 沒 有 愛 , 我 就 成 了 鳴 的 鑼 , 響 的 鈸 一 般 。

2我 若 有 先 知 講 道 之 能 , 也 明 白 各 樣 的 奧 祕 , 各 樣 的 知 識 , 而 且 有 全 備 的 信 , 叫 我 能 夠 移 山 , 卻 沒 有 愛 , 我 就 算 不 得 甚 麼 。

3我 若 將 所 有 的 賙 濟 窮 人 , 又 捨 己 身 叫 人 焚 燒 , 卻 沒 有 愛 , 仍 然 與 我 無 益 。

4愛 是 恆 久 忍 耐 , 又 有 恩 慈 ; 愛 是 不 嫉 妒 ; 愛 是 不 自 誇 , 不 張 狂 ,

5不 做 害 羞 的 事 , 不 求 自 己 的 益 處 , 不 輕 易 發 怒 , 不 計 算 人 的 惡 ,

6不 喜 歡 不 義 , 只 喜 歡 真 理 ;

7凡 事 包 容 , 凡 事 相 信 , 凡 事 盼 望 , 凡 事 忍 耐 。

8愛 是 永 不 止 息 。 先 知 講 道 之 能 終 必 歸 於 無 有 ; 說 方 言 之 能 終 必 停 止 ; 知 識 也 終 必 歸 於 無 有 。

9我 們 現 在 所 知 道 的 有 限 , 先 知 所 講 的 也 有 限 ,

10等 那 完 全 的 來 到 , 這 有 限 的 必 歸 於 無 有 了 。

11我 作 孩 子 的 時 候 , 話 語 像 孩 子 , 心 思 像 孩 子 , 意 念 像 孩 子 , 既 成 了 人 , 就 把 孩 子 的 事 丟 棄 了 。

12我 們 如 今 彷 彿 對 著 鏡 子 觀 看 , 糢 糊 不 清 ( 原 文 作 : 如 同 猜 謎 ) ; 到 那 時 就 要 面 對 面 了 。 我 如 今 所 知 道 的 有 限 , 到 那 時 就 全 知 道 , 如 同 主 知 道 我 一 樣 。

13如 今 常 存 的 有 信 , 有 望 , 有 愛 這 三 樣 , 其 中 最 大 的 是 愛 。

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13Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

2And 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.

3And 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.

4Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,

5Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;

6Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;

7Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

8Charity 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.

9For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.

10But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.

11When 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.

12For 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.

13And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

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13If I speak in the tongues[a](A) of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2If I have the gift of prophecy(B) and can fathom all mysteries(C) and all knowledge,(D) and if I have a faith(E) that can move mountains,(F) but do not have love, I am nothing. 3If I give all I possess to the poor(G) and give over my body to hardship that I may boast,[b](H) but do not have love, I gain nothing.

4Love is patient,(I) love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.(J) 5It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking,(K) it is not easily angered,(L) it keeps no record of wrongs.(M) 6Love does not delight in evil(N) but rejoices with the truth.(O) 7It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.(P)

8Love never fails. But where there are prophecies,(Q) they will cease; where there are tongues,(R) they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9For we know in part(S) and we prophesy in part, 10but when completeness comes,(T) what is in part disappears. 11When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood(U) behind me. 12For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror;(V) then we shall see face to face.(W) Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.(X)

13And now these three remain: faith, hope and love.(Y) But the greatest of these is love.(Z)

Footnotes

  1. 1 Corinthians 13:1 Or languages
  2. 1 Corinthians 13:3 Some manuscripts body to the flames

Cross references

  1. 1 Corinthians 13:1 : ver 8; S Mk 16:17
  2. 1 Corinthians 13:2 : ver 8; S Eph 4:11; S Ac 11:27
  3. 1 Corinthians 13:2 : 1Co 14:2
  4. 1 Corinthians 13:2 : S 2Co 8:7
  5. 1 Corinthians 13:2 : 1Co 12:9
  6. 1 Corinthians 13:2 : Mt 17:20; 21:21
  7. 1 Corinthians 13:3 : Lk 19:8; S Ac 2:45
  8. 1 Corinthians 13:3 : Da 3:28
  9. 1 Corinthians 13:4 : 1Th 5:14
  10. 1 Corinthians 13:4 : 1Co 5:2
  11. 1 Corinthians 13:5 : S 1Co 10:24
  12. 1 Corinthians 13:5 : S Mt 5:22
  13. 1 Corinthians 13:5 : Job 14:16, 17; Pr 10:12; 17:9; 1Pe 4:8
  14. 1 Corinthians 13:6 : 2Th 2:12
  15. 1 Corinthians 13:6 : 2Jn 4; 3Jn 3, 4
  16. 1 Corinthians 13:7 : ver 8, 13
  17. 1 Corinthians 13:8 : ver 2
  18. 1 Corinthians 13:8 : ver 1
  19. 1 Corinthians 13:9 : ver 12; S 1Co 8:2
  20. 1 Corinthians 13:10 : Php 3:12
  21. 1 Corinthians 13:11 : Ps 131:2
  22. 1 Corinthians 13:12 : Job 26:14; 36:26
  23. 1 Corinthians 13:12 : Ge 32:30; Job 19:26; 1Jn 3:2
  24. 1 Corinthians 13:12 : 1Co 8:3; Gal 4:9
  25. 1 Corinthians 13:13 : Ro 5:2-5; Gal 5:5, 6; Eph 4:2-5; Col 1:4, 5; 1Th 1:3; 5:8; Heb 6:10-12
  26. 1 Corinthians 13:13 : Mt 22:37-40; 1Co 16:14; Gal 5:6; 1Jn 4:7-12, 16
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13我 若 能 說 萬 人 的 方 言 , 並 天 使 的 話 語 , 卻 沒 有 愛 , 我 就 成 了 鳴 的 鑼 , 響 的 鈸 一 般 。

2我 若 有 先 知 講 道 之 能 , 也 明 白 各 樣 的 奧 祕 , 各 樣 的 知 識 , 而 且 有 全 備 的 信 , 叫 我 能 夠 移 山 , 卻 沒 有 愛 , 我 就 算 不 得 甚 麼 。

3我 若 將 所 有 的 賙 濟 窮 人 , 又 捨 己 身 叫 人 焚 燒 , 卻 沒 有 愛 , 仍 然 與 我 無 益 。

4愛 是 恆 久 忍 耐 , 又 有 恩 慈 ; 愛 是 不 嫉 妒 ; 愛 是 不 自 誇 , 不 張 狂 ,

5不 做 害 羞 的 事 , 不 求 自 己 的 益 處 , 不 輕 易 發 怒 , 不 計 算 人 的 惡 ,

6不 喜 歡 不 義 , 只 喜 歡 真 理 ;

7凡 事 包 容 , 凡 事 相 信 , 凡 事 盼 望 , 凡 事 忍 耐 。

8愛 是 永 不 止 息 。 先 知 講 道 之 能 終 必 歸 於 無 有 ; 說 方 言 之 能 終 必 停 止 ; 知 識 也 終 必 歸 於 無 有 。

9我 們 現 在 所 知 道 的 有 限 , 先 知 所 講 的 也 有 限 ,

10等 那 完 全 的 來 到 , 這 有 限 的 必 歸 於 無 有 了 。

11我 作 孩 子 的 時 候 , 話 語 像 孩 子 , 心 思 像 孩 子 , 意 念 像 孩 子 , 既 成 了 人 , 就 把 孩 子 的 事 丟 棄 了 。

12我 們 如 今 彷 彿 對 著 鏡 子 觀 看 , 糢 糊 不 清 ( 原 文 作 : 如 同 猜 謎 ) ; 到 那 時 就 要 面 對 面 了 。 我 如 今 所 知 道 的 有 限 , 到 那 時 就 全 知 道 , 如 同 主 知 道 我 一 樣 。

13如 今 常 存 的 有 信 , 有 望 , 有 愛 這 三 樣 , 其 中 最 大 的 是 愛 。

Close KJV

13Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

2And 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.

3And 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.

4Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,

5Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;

6Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;

7Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

8Charity 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.

9For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.

10But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.

11When 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.

12For 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.

13And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

Next1 Corinthians 121 Corinthians 14Next

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