If I speak with the tongues of men
and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a
clanging cymbal. 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 do not have love, I am nothing. And if I give
all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I deliver my body to be
burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing.
Love is patient, love is kind, and
is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act
unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not
take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in
unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things,
believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
(1 Corinthians 13:1-7 NASB)