1 Corinthians 13
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1If I speak with the tongues (glossais) of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become a resounding instrument (copper, brass, bronze instrument) or a clashing (clanging, to raise a war cry) cymbal. 2And if I have prophecy and perceive all mysteries and all knowledge (a knowing) and if I have all faith, so as to remove (cause to move out of its place, change, transfer) mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3And if I dole out (feed with morsels) all my possessions to feed others, and if I give over my body that I may boast (glory), but have not love, I have helped (benefitted) nothing.

4Love is long-tempered (forbearing, have patience, suffer long), is kind (gentle, full of service to others); love is not envious (jealous of); love is not braggart, is not puffed up (inflate by blowing, egotistical blowing arrogant thoughts), 5acts not unseemly (unbecomingly, lacking proper form); seeks not the things of its own, is not easily provoked (cut close alongside, irritated, sharpened, incited), it keeps no reckoning (take into account, reason to a logical conclusion) of bad (kaka- foulness, inner malice). 6It rejoices not at injustice (unrighteousness), but rejoices with the truth. 7It covers (places under) all things, believes all things, hopes for all things, endures (bears up under) all things.

8Love never falls away (fails, fall, fall under); but whether there be prophecies, they will be put out of use (brought to naught, render inactive-inoperative-inert-invalid); whether tongues, they will be ceased; whether knowledge (a knowing), it will be put out of use (note: same outcome/word as for prophecy above). 9For we know from out of a part (share, portion) and we prophesy from out of a part (share, portion), 10But when the consummate comes, the from out of a part will be put out of use. 11When I was a young child, I spoke like a young child, I thought like a young child, I reasoned like a young child; but when I became a man, I put out of use the things of a young child. 12For we presently-now see (look at) through a mirror (an object for looking into, mirror made of polished metal in Bible times) in obscurity (enigma, puzzling, indistinctly, a riddle, latin- enigmate); but then face to face; presently-now I know from out of part; but then I will exactly know (fittingly know, fully recognize), just as also I am exactly known. 13And now abide faith, hope, love- these three things; but the greatest of these is love.

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