Modern Literal Version
[1 Corinthians 13]

     13:1 If I speak with the languages of men, and even of messengers, but do not have love*, I have become like noisy brass or a clanging cymbal. 13:2 And if I have the gift of prophecy and if I know all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so-then to remove mountains, but if I do not have love*, I am nothing. 13:3 And if I morsel out{i.e. give away little by little} all my possessions and if I give my body in order that I would be burned, but if I do not have love*, I am profited nothing. 13:4 Love* has patience. It is kind. Love* is not jealous. Love* does not brag. It is not arrogant. 13:5 It does not behave improperly. It does not seek its own. It is not irritated. It is not reasoning evil. 13:6 It is not rejoicing in unrighteousness, but is rejoicing together with the truth.13:7 It is forbearing all things, is believing all things, is hoping for all things, is enduring all things.13:8 Love* never falls short.

     But if there are prophecies, they will be done-away; if there are foreign languages, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be done-away.

     13:9 But we know partially and we prophesy partially; 13:10 but whenever the completed thing comes, then what is partially will be done-away. 13:11 When I was an infant, I was speaking like an infant, I had the mindset like that of an infant, I was reasoning like an infant. But when I became a man, I have done-away-with the things of the infant. 13:12 For* now we see through a mirror, in an enigma {i.e. dimly}, but then face to face. I know now partially, but then I will fully know just-as I was also fully known.

     13:13 But these three are remaining now: faith, hope, love*, and the greater of these is love*.

Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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