1 Corinthians 13:3
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New International Version
If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.

New Living Translation
If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it; but if I didn't love others, I would have gained nothing.

English Standard Version
If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.

Berean Study Bible
If I give all I possess to the poor and exult in the surrender of my body, but have not love, I gain nothing.

Berean Literal Bible
And if I may give away all my possessions, and I may deliver up my body that I may boast, but have not love, I am profited nothing.

New American Standard Bible
And if I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing.

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And if I donate all my goods to feed the poor, and if I give my body in order to boast but do not have love, I gain nothing.

International Standard Version
Even if I give away everything that I have and sacrifice myself, but have no love, I gain nothing.

NET Bible
If I give away everything I own, and if I give over my body in order to boast, but do not have love, I receive no benefit.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And if I should feed everything that I have to the poor, and if I hand over my body to be burned up and I have no love in me, I gain nothing.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I may even give away all that I have and give up my body to be burned. But if I don't have love, none of these things will help me.

New American Standard 1977
And if I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I deliver my body to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing.

Jubilee Bible 2000
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 profits me nothing.

King James 2000 Bible
And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not love, it profits me nothing.

American King James Version
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 profits me nothing.

American Standard Version
And if I bestow all my goods to feed the poor , and if I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profiteth me nothing.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And if I should distribute all my goods to feed the poor, and if I should deliver my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

Darby Bible Translation
And if I shall dole out all my goods in food, and if I deliver up my body that I may be burned, but have not love, I profit nothing.

English Revised Version
And if I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and if I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profiteth me nothing.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

Weymouth New Testament
And if I distribute all my possessions to the poor, and give up my body to be burned, but am destitute of Love, it profits me nothing.

World English Bible
If I dole out all my goods to feed the poor, and if I give my body to be burned, but don't have love, it profits me nothing.

Young's Literal Translation
and if I give away to feed others all my goods, and if I give up my body that I may be burned, and have not love, I am profited nothing.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
13:1-3 The excellent way had in view in the close of the former chapter, is not what is meant by charity in our common use of the word, almsgiving, but love in its fullest meaning; true love to God and man. Without this, the most glorious gifts are of no account to us, of no esteem in the sight of God. A clear head and a deep understanding, are of no value without a benevolent and charitable heart. There may be an open and lavish hand, where there is not a liberal and charitable heart. Doing good to others will do none to us, if it be not done from love to God, and good-will to men. If we give away all we have, while we withhold the heart from God, it will not profit. Nor even the most painful sufferings. How are those deluded who look for acceptance and reward for their good works, which are as scanty and defective as they are corrupt and selfish!
Study Bible
Love
2If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have absolute faith so as to move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3If I give all I possess to the poor and exult in the surrender of my body, but have not love, I gain nothing. 4Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.…
Cross References
Daniel 3:28
Nebuchadnezzar responded and said, "Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego, who has sent His angel and delivered His servants who put their trust in Him, violating the king's command, and yielded up their bodies so as not to serve or worship any god except their own God.

Matthew 6:2
So when you give to the needy, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be praised by men. Truly I tell you, they already have their reward.
Treasury of Scripture

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 profits me nothing.

though I bestow.

Matthew 6:1-4 Take heed that you do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: …

Matthew 23:5 But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad …

Luke 18:22,28 Now when Jesus heard these things, he said to him, Yet lack you one …

Luke 19:8 And Zacchaeus stood, and said to the Lord: Behold, Lord, the half …

Luke 21:3,4 And he said, Of a truth I say to you, that this poor widow has cast …

John 12:43 For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.

Galatians 5:26 Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying …

Philippians 1:15-18 Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and some also of good will…

though I give.

Daniel 3:16-28 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, answered and said to the king, O …

Matthew 7:22,23 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied …

John 13:37 Peter said to him, Lord, why cannot I follow you now? I will lay …

John 15:13 Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

Acts 21:13 Then Paul answered, What mean you to weep and to break my heart? …

Philippians 1:20,21 According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing …

Philippians 2:3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness …

profiteth.

Isaiah 57:12 I will declare your righteousness, and your works; for they shall …

Jeremiah 7:8 Behold, you trust in lying words, that cannot profit.

John 6:63 It is the spirit that vivifies; the flesh profits nothing: the words …

1 Timothy 4:8 For bodily exercise profits little: but godliness is profitable to …

Hebrews 13:9 Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is …

James 2:14-17 What does it profit, my brothers, though a man say he has faith, …

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