1 Corinthians 13:2

“And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And though I haue the gift of prophesie, and vnderstand all mysteries and all knowledge: and though I haue all faith, so that I could remooue mountaines, and haue no charitie, I am nothing.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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 do not have love, I am nothing.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And 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 have not love, I am nothing.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And if I have a prophet's power, and have knowledge of all secret things; and if I have all faith, by which mountains may be moved from their place, but have not love, I am nothing.
- Basic English Bible

And if I have prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
- Darby Bible

And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.
- Webster's Bible

If I possess the gift of prophecy and am versed in all mysteries and all knowledge, and have such absolute faith that I can remove mountains, but am destitute of Love, I am nothing.
- Weymouth Bible

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.
- World English Bible

And if Y haue prophecie, and knowe alle mysteries, and al kunnynge, and if Y haue al feith, so that Y meue hillis fro her place, and Y haue not charite, Y am nouyt.
- Wycliffe Bible

and if I have prophecy, and know all the secrets, and all the knowledge, and if I have all the faith, so as to remove mountains, and have not love, I am nothing;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 13:2


13:2 And though I have the gift of prophecy - Of foretelling future events. And understand all the mysteries - Both of God's word and providence. And all knowledge - Of things divine and human, that ever any mortal attained to. And though I have the highest degree of miracle working faith, and have not this love, I am nothing.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 13:2


1Co 13:2 Though I have [the gift of] prophecy. Another and a high spiritual gift. See PNT "1Co 12:10". And understand all mysteries. Have supernatural wisdom so as to understand all the secrets of God. And all knowledge. See PNT "1Co 12:8". Though I have all faith. See PNT "1Co 12:9". The faith that imparts miraculous power, faith that could remove mountains. See Mt 17:20. It is clear that Paul knew of the utterance of Christ, since the test of the power of faith is the same.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 13

  • Jake
    Love is easily understood on a very surface, conceptual level, but I think it is important not just to see compassion as a thing to implement,but rather to rediscover it as the intrinsic aspect of humanity that throughout our lives we have a tendency to build walls around in the interest of self preservation. It is important to work on removing our walls so our childlike love can shine through.
  • Bruce
    Wisdom of Solomon 1:12 a different Bible
  • Sam
    LOVE, the key to harmonious relationship!
  • Bre
    I was taught a valuable lesson about love this weekend. A family member and I had a disagreement about money we was still speaking with one another. But out of no where that family member passed away . I'm so glad that we still continued to love each other.
  • Vikthor
    Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.... Those four keys goes for everyone the poor, rich, sick, motherless, handicapped, lonely, frustrated,for all are the living, but all without CHARITY is profiteth you nothing..
  • J
    "Seek not death in the error of your life: and pull not upon yourselves destruction with the works of your hands." Wisdom of Solomon 1:12

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