1If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.2And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. (
Mt 7:22 On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’
Mt 17:20 He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.”*
Mr 11:23 Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him.
1Co 14:39 So, my brothers, earnestly desire to prophesy, and do not forbid speaking in tongues.
1Co 14:39)3If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned,
1. Some manuscripts deliver up my body [to death] that I may boast
 but have not love, I gain nothing. (
Da 3:28 Nebuchadnezzar answered and said, “Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who has sent his angel and delivered his servants, who trusted in him, and set aside* the king’s command, and yielded up their bodies rather than serve and worship any god except their own God.
Mt 6:2 “Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.
Mt 6:2)4Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant (
Pr 10:12 Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.
1Co 4:6 I have applied all these things to myself and Apollos for your benefit, brothers,* that you may learn by us not to go beyond what is written, that none of you may be puffed up in favor of one against another.
3Jo 1:3 For I rejoiced greatly when the brothers* came and testified to your truth, as indeed you are walking in the truth.
3Jo 1:3)7Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. (
1Co 9:12 If others share this rightful claim on you, do not we even more? Nevertheless, we have not made use of this right, but we endure anything rather than put an obstacle in the way of the gospel of Christ.
1Co 13:4 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant
1Co 13:4)8Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.9For we know in part and we prophesy in part, (
1Co 8:2 If anyone imagines that he knows something, he does not yet know as he ought to know.
1Co 8:2)10but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. (
Joh 15:15 No longer do I call you servants,* for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.
Joh 15:15)11When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways.12For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known. (
Nu 12:8 With him I speak mouth to mouth, clearly, and not in riddles, and he beholds the form of the Lord. Why then were you not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?”
2Co 3:18 And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord,* are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another.* For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.