1 Corinthians 13:1
Strong's Lexicon
If
Ἐὰν (Ean)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1437: If. From ei and an; a conditional particle; in case that, provided, etc.

I speak
λαλῶ (lalō)
Verb - Present Subjunctive Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2980: A prolonged form of an otherwise obsolete verb; to talk, i.e. Utter words.

in the
ταῖς (tais)
Article - Dative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

tongues
γλώσσαις (glōssais)
Noun - Dative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 1100: The tongue; by implication, a language.

of men
ἀνθρώπων (anthrōpōn)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 444: A man, one of the human race. From aner and ops; man-faced, i.e. A human being.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

of angels,
ἀγγέλων (angelōn)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 32: From aggello; a messenger; especially an 'angel'; by implication, a pastor.

but
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

have
ἔχω (echō)
Verb - Present Subjunctive Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

not
μὴ ()
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3361: Not, lest. A primary particle of qualified negation; not, lest; also (whereas ou expects an affirmative one) whether.

love,
ἀγάπην (agapēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 26: From agapao; love, i.e. Affection or benevolence; specially a love-feast.

I am
γέγονα (gegona)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1096: A prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb; to cause to be, i.e. to become, used with great latitude.

[only a] ringing
ἠχῶν (ēchōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2278: From echos; to make a loud noise, i.e. Reverberate.

gong
χαλκὸς (chalkos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5475: Perhaps from chalao through the idea of hollowing out as a vessel; copper.

or
(ē)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2228: Or, than. A primary particle of distinction between two connected terms; disjunctive, or; comparative, than.

[a] clanging
ἀλαλάζον (alalazon)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 214: From alale; to vociferate, i.e. to wail; figuratively, to clang.

cymbal.
κύμβαλον (kymbalon)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 2950: A cymbal. From a derivative of the base of kuma; a 'cymbal'.

Parallel Strong's
Holman Christian Standard Bible
If I speak human or angelic languages but do not have love, I am a sounding gong or a clanging cymbal.

New American Standard Bible
If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.

King James Bible
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.
Parallel Verses
New International Version
If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.

New Living Translation
If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn't love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.

English Standard Version
If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.

New American Standard Bible
If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If I speak human or angelic languages but do not have love, I am a sounding gong or a clanging cymbal.

International Standard Version
If I speak in the languages of humans and angels but have no love, I have become a reverberating gong or a clashing cymbal.

NET Bible
If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but I do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.

American Standard Version
If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am become sounding brass, or a clanging cymbal.

English Revised Version
If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am become sounding brass, or a clanging cymbal.

Young's Literal Translation
If with the tongues of men and of messengers I speak, and have not love, I have become brass sounding, or a cymbal tinkling;






Cross References
Psalm 150:5
Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.

Mark 16:17
And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;

1 Corinthians 12:10
To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:

1 Corinthians 13:8
Charity 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.

1 Corinthians 14:2
For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.

1 Corinthians 14:4
He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church.

1 Corinthians 14:5
I would that ye all spake with tongues, but rather that ye prophesied: for greater is he that prophesieth than he that speaketh with tongues, except he interpret, that the church may receive edifying.

2 Corinthians 12:4
How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.

Revelation 14:2
And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps:

1 Corinthians 1:1
Paul, called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother,

1 Corinthians 12:31
But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.
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