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1 Corinthians 13:4-14:5

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Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up;

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does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil;

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does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth;

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bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

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Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away.

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For we know in part and we prophesy in part.

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But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.

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When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

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For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.

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And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

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Pursue love, and desire spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy.

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For he who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God, for no one understands him; however, in the spirit he speaks mysteries.

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But he who prophesies speaks edification and exhortation and comfort to men.

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He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies the church.

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I wish you all spoke with tongues, but even more that you prophesied; for he who prophesies is greater than he who speaks with tongues, unless indeed he interprets, that the church may receive edification.

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