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It is not jealous, [love] is not pompous, it is not inflated, d 5 it is not rude, it does not seek its own interests, it is not quick-tempered, it does not brood over injury, e 6 it does not rejoice over wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. If there are prophecies, they will be brought to nothing; if tongues, they will cease; if knowledge, it will be brought to nothing. At present I know partially; then I shall know fully, as I am fully known. All or part of the material may once have been an independent piece in the style of Hellenistic eulogies of virtues, but it is now integrated, by editing, into the context of 1 Cor 12 — 14 cf.
The function of 1 Cor 13 within the discussion of spiritual gifts is to relativize all the charisms by contrasting them with the more basic, pervasive, and enduring value that gives them their purpose and their effectiveness.
The rhetoric of this chapter is striking.
The Greek contains fifteen verbs; it is natural to translate many of them by adjectives in English. They are already a well-known triad cf.
The greatest…is love : love is operative even within the other members of the triad 7so that it has a certain primacy among them. Or, if the perspective is temporal, love will remain cf.
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