0 SAB 1 Corinthians 13

If therefore the whole church ... speak with tongues, and there come in ... unbelievers, will they not say that ye are mad? 14:23

Trivia: According to 1 Corinthians 3:18, how can you become wise?

1 Corinthians

CHAPTER 13

Love is the most important thing
13:1-3

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.

To be read at all weddings
13:4-8

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.

Love believes everything. [1]

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.

Prophecies will fail. [2]

Put away childless things
13:9-13

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.

When I became a man, I put away childish things. [3]

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.

Now we see through a glass, darkly.

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

Love is greater than faith or hope. [4]

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