New International Version

1 Corinthians 13

1If I speak in the tongues[a] of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 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. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast,[b] but do not have love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

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. 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.

Footnotes

  1. 1 Corinthians 13:1 Or languages
  2. 1 Corinthians 13:3 Some manuscripts body to the flames

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

哥林多前書 13

愛的真諦

1即使我能說人類和天使的各種語言,如果沒有愛,我不過像咣咣作響的鑼和鈸。 即使我能作先知講道,又明白各樣的奧祕,而且學問淵博,甚至有移開山嶺的信心,如果沒有愛,我仍然算不了什麼。 即使我傾家蕩產賙濟窮人,甚至捨己捐軀任人焚燒,如果沒有愛,對我也毫無益處。

愛是恆久忍耐,又有恩慈。愛是不嫉妒,不自吹自擂,不驕傲自大, 不輕浮無禮;不自私自利,不輕易動怒,不懷怨記恨; 不喜愛不義,只喜愛真理。 凡事能包容,凡事有信心,凡事有盼望,凡事能忍耐。

愛永不止息。然而,先知講道的恩賜終會過去,說方言的恩賜也會停止,學問也將成為過去。 我們現在知道的有限,講道的恩賜也有限, 10 等那全備的來到,這一切有限的事都要被廢棄。

11 當我是小孩子的時候,我的思想、言語和推理都像小孩子,長大後,我就把一切幼稚的事丟棄了。 12 如今我們好像對著鏡子觀看影像,模糊不清,但將來會看得真真切切[a]。現在我所知道的有限,但將來會完全知道,如同主知道我一樣。

13 如今常存的有信、望、愛這三樣,其中最偉大的是愛。

Footnotes

  1. 13·12 看得真真切切」希臘文是「面對面」。