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"As I have loved you, so you must love one another." John 13:34

The Love Chapter - 1 Corinthians 13

1  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.

2  If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.

3  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.

4  Love is patient, love is kind.  It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.

5  It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.

6  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.

7  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

8  Love never fails.  But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.

9  For we know in part and we prophesy in part,

10 but when completeness comes, what is in part, disappears.

11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child.  When I became man, I put the ways of childhood behind me.

12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face.  Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

13 And now these three remain:  faith, hope, and love.  But the greatest of these is love. 

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