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1 Cortinthians 13

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Rae1973 Fri 14-May-04 23:00:20


Could anyone send or post me a copy of this passage, it was read today at a funeral and I thought it was beautiful.

Thank you


littlemissbossy Fri 14-May-04 23:05:32

Hi Rae here you are hope you don't find it upsetting x

misdee Fri 14-May-04 23:06:54

is this it?

13:1 If I speak with the languages of men and of angels, but don't have love, I have become sounding brass, or a clanging cymbal.

13:2 If I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but don't have love, I am nothing.

13:3 If I dole out all my goods to feed the poor, and if I give my body to be burned, but don't have love, it profits me nothing.

13:4 Love is patient and is kind; love doesn't envy. Love doesn't brag, is not proud,

13:5 doesn't behave itself inappropriately, doesn't seek its own way, is not provoked, takes no account of evil;

13:6 doesn't rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth;

13:7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

13:8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will be done away with. Where there are various languages, they will cease. Where there is knowledge, it will be done away with.

13:9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part;

13:10 but when that which is complete has come, then that which is partial will be done away with.

13:11 When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I felt as a child, I thought as a child. Now that I have become a man, I have put away childish things.

13:12 For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I will know fully, even as I was also fully known.

13:13 But now faith, hope, and love remain--these three. The greatest of these is love.

nicmum2boys Fri 14-May-04 23:16:37

Hope this works, as am new to all this, but if you look here you should be able to find what you are looking for. You didn't say which version, but most common here are New International Version, New King James and Good News. Hope this helps, if not get in touch (think you can do this through contact a member as have loads of copies (of bible) and would be able to send you one.

Rae1973 Fri 14-May-04 23:19:42

All I can say to you is:


I am not a religious person as such, but this really struck a chord with me.


AussieSim Sat 15-May-04 18:55:28

I had this reading at both my weddings. It is the nicest passage in the whole bible.

carla Sat 15-May-04 19:08:45

Misdee, that has me weeping ..Thank you

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