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On Faith Forum: In honor of Valentine's Day, what's your favorite scripture about love?


Ron Holzwarth 2 years, 9 months ago

RIck Burwick mentioned 1 Corinthians Chapter 13, and it has been considered the timeless definition of love, at least since the New Testament was written. This is the first part of it:

(RSV) 1 Corinthians Chapter 13, verses 1 - 8:

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends; as for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.

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