1 Corinthians 13:1
Good News Translation
I may be able to speak the languages of human beings and even of angels, but if I have no love, my speech is no more than a noisy gong or a clanging bell.

Contemporary English Version
What if I could speak all languages of humans and even of angels? If I did not love others, I would be nothing more than a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

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If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

I speak.

1 Corinthians 13:2,3 And if I should have prophecy and should know all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I should have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. . . .

1 Corinthians 12:8,16,29,30 To one indeed, by the Spirit, is given the word of wisdom: and to another, the word of knowledge, according to the same Spirit: . . .

1 Corinthians 14:6 But now, brethren, if I come to you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you, unless I speak to you either in revelation or in knowledge or in prophecy or in doctrine?

2 Corinthians 12:4 That he was caught up into paradise and heard secret words which it is not granted to man to utter.

2 Peter 2:18 For, speaking proud words of vanity, they allure by the desires of fleshly riotousness those who for a little while escape, such as converse in error:

have not.

1 Corinthians 8:1 Now concerning those things that are sacrificed to idols: we know we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up: but charity edifieth.

Matthew 25:45 Then he shall answer them, saying: Amen: I say to you, as long as you did it not to one of these least, neither did you do it to me.

Romans 14:15 For if, because of thy meat, thy brother be grieved, thou walkest not now according to charity. Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom Christ died.

Galatians 5:6,22 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing nor uncircumcision: but faith that worketh by Charity. . . .

1 Timothy 1:5 Now the end of the commandment is charity from a pure heart, and a good conscience, and an unfeigned faith.

1 Peter 4:8 But before all things have a constant mutual charity among yourselves: for charity covereth a multitude of sins.

as.

1 Corinthians 14:7,8 Even things without life that give sound, whether pipe or harp, except they give a distinction of sounds, how shall it be known what is piped or harped? . . .

Context
Love
1If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. 2And if I should have prophecy and should know all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I should have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.…
Cross References
Psalm 150:5
Praise him on high sounding cymbals: praise him on cymbals of joy: let every spirit praise the Lord. Alleluia.

Mark 16:17
And these signs shall follow them that believe: In my name they shall cast out devils. They shall speak with new tongues.

1 Corinthians 12:10
To another the working of miracles: to another, prophecy: to another, the discerning of spirits: to another, diverse kinds of tongues: to another, interpretation of speeches.

1 Corinthians 13:8
Charity never falleth away: whether prophecies shall be made void or tongues shall cease or knowledge shall be destroyed.

1 Corinthians 14:2
For he that speaketh in a tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man heareth. Yet by the Spirit he speaketh mysteries.

1 Corinthians 14:4
He that speaketh in a tongue edifieth himself: but he that prophesieth, edifieth the church.

1 Corinthians 14:5
And I would have you all to speak with tongues, but rather to prophesy. For greater is he that prophesieth than he that speaketh with tongues: unless perhaps he interpret, that the church may receive edification.

2 Corinthians 12:4
That he was caught up into paradise and heard secret words which it is not granted to man to utter.

Revelation 14:2
And I heard a voice from heaven, as the noise of many waters and as the voice of great thunder. And the voice which I heard was as the voice of harpers, harping on their harps.

Additional Translations
If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a ringing gong or a clanging cymbal.

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become a sounding brass or a clanging cymbal.

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am become sounding brass, or a clanging cymbal.

If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal.

If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am become sounding brass, or a clanging cymbal.

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

If I can speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but am destitute of Love, I have but become a loud-sounding trumpet or a clanging cymbal.

If I speak with the languages of men and of angels, but don't have love, I have become sounding brass, or a clanging cymbal.

If with the tongues of men and of messengers I speak, and have not love, I have become brass sounding, or a cymbal tinkling;
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