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1 Corinthians 13:4-14:5


Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up;


does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil;


does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth;


bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.


Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away.


For we know in part and we prophesy in part.


But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.


When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.


For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.


And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.


Pursue love, and desire spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy.


For he who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God, for no one understands him; however, in the spirit he speaks mysteries.


But he who prophesies speaks edification and exhortation and comfort to men.


He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies the church.


I wish you all spoke with tongues, but even more that you prophesied; for he who prophesies is greater than he who speaks with tongues, unless indeed he interprets, that the church may receive edification.

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