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1 Corinthians 13: 1-13 [Jun. 26th, 2005|07:26 pm]
Citing Literary Works


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If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.

If I give away all I have, and if I deliver my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right.

Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends; as for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. For our knowledge is imperfect and our prophecy is imperfect; but when the perfect comes, the imperfect will pass away.

When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; when I became a man, I gave up childish ways. For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall understand fully, even as I have been fully understood. So faith, hope, love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

[User Picture]From: weave
2005-06-27 02:56 am (UTC)
i love those passages; i have some of it on my info page
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[User Picture]From: hekitiinaru
2005-06-29 12:59 pm (UTC)
me too! =]
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[User Picture]From: elysiumbound
2005-06-29 02:20 am (UTC)
i love this. thanks for sharing. someday i may just read that book. ;)
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[User Picture]From: hekitiinaru
2005-06-29 12:59 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you like! This is one of my favorite verses in any book ;)
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