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

  • Joanette
    1 Corinthians 13--Teaches Me That CHARITY Is Soooo Important, It Ministers To My Spirit That Without CHARITY You Have NOTHING, CHARITY Is Above Everything We Could Ever Ask For, CHARITY Speaketh The Truth, Envieth Not,
  • Virginia Burshaw
    I have always desired to attain this perfect love but at times it seems almost insurmountable.I do know the difference between carnal love and divine love .When I talk to others about attaining this, most think that is impossible to achieve.
  • Geraldine cole
    To Barbara's when Jesus speaks on when I was a child I act like a child .when I became a man I put away childless things he is not telling us to forget our childhood he is telling us we are to act like a adult now because we are no longer childern so we must think and act like adults when we become a adult we cannot return to a child once we are grown up.thats one of the problem in the world now some people still want to have a child like mind when they are grown they want to be a child they want mom and dad to take care of them all their life Jesus want us to stand up be a grown person when we become of age we can not stay in a child like mine we must be responsible for ourselves in life go school get a Job and live life as a adult now this is what Jesus want us to do grow up and be a adult do adult things not act like a child because we are no longer childern.we can not go backward but forward its a good thing to remember our childhood it has a lot to do with our adulthood and how we turn out as adults be it good or bad Amen
  • Marlene
    I Corinth. 13 is one of the chapters of the Bible which I use as God's measuring stick of my level of holy and righteous living. Thank you Lord for your holy scriptures which provides guidance to us as we journey through this earth to your Kingdom. Amen
  • Robin Simon
    It comes to light the person that i have always been. I am a loving individual and it speaks on that very spiritual word of love. we all need to read this book. we have gotten away from loving one another and putting our trust in god. i thank god for all the books i read
  • Lu2677
    V. 5. (Scripture is referring to the feminine side of charity. The Bible written in Greek gives words that refer the feminine and masculine side of many things. I only understand it in part, I do not know the Greek language but I know someone that does read the Bible written in Greek. I have read some of his teachings.)

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