Friday, July 16, 2010

I Corinthians 13



Memorizing this was on my summer goals, and I finished it! I'm also almost half-way through my list of 20 books.

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 up my body to be burned, 
but have not love, 
I gain nothing. 

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude.
It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;
it does not rejoice at wrong-doing, but rejoices with the truth. 
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 we know in part and we prophesy in part, 
but when the perfect comes, the partial 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 know fully, even as I have been fully known.

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

4 comments:

Amy said...

That is an excellent verse to memorize. I did that as well when I was 16 (I memorized it in Study Hall at school).

Jubilant Wife said...

Memorizing that chapter was part of my homeschooling too.

Kate said...

Congratulations on memorizing that! I just started memorizing chapters of the Bible... it's something I never really did before. Right now I'm memorizing Psalm 90... Maybe I should do that one next!

Melissa said...

This was the verse that my family read aloud at my wedding. I love it.