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

  • Neil M U Phelps
    I no longer consider myself a Christian tho' I was brought up one, but I consider these among the greatest words ever written.
  • Katie
    Clarifies Gods love for me unconditionally!!
  • Okolo
    Unless one is born-again, he/she can not bring this to manifestation.
  • Lakeshia
    Love is the most important thing to the Lord . God is love . Gods love covers a multitude of sins . You can live a life as a child of God but if you have an arch against your brother and you don't make it right. It is not pleasing to God and you will not be blessed for it. Until you make it right.
  • Chocolate Williams
    It describes the fruits of the Holy Spirit, faith and hope, but the greatest is love. God showed us unconditional love in John 3:16. With the fruits of the Holy Spirit, we can also show charity to others. Thank you, for this wonderful Bible Study Program! may God richly bless you all!
  • Ethel
    This chapter plainly tells us that love is the greatest gift of all because it represents the heart of God. 1st John 4:7 says that "God is love everyone and everyone that loves is born of God." Thus, according to 1John 4:20, "If a man say, I love God, and hate his brother, he is a liar: for he that loves not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?"

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