1 Corinthians 12:31b–13:13

1 Corinthians 12:31b-13:13 (ESV)  And I will show you a still more excellent way.  [13:1]  If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.  [2]  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.  [3]  If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.  [4]  Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant  [5]  or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;  [6]  it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.  [7]  Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.  [8]  Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.  [9]  For we know in part and we prophesy in part,  [10]  but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away.  [11]  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.  [12]  For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.  [13]  So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.