1 Corinthians 13
New International Version (NIV)
13¬†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 a 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.