If you're having a religious wedding ceremony and looking for a reading, then you're in the right place with this Corinthians wedding reading. You can read the whole chapter, or simply the second paragraph (it kind of hits us right in the feels...). Whichever version you go for, this passage remains of the most well-known biblical wedding readings, and celebrates all kinds of love. To make planning your ceremony as stress-free as possible, we have a printable version of this excerpt, or if you prefer the shorter version we have that too!


CORINTHIANS 1 Chapter 13

If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels but do not have 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 do not have love, I am nothing. If I give away all my possessions, and if I hand over my body so that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.

But as for prophecies, they will come to an end; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will come to an end. For we know only in part, and we prophesy only in part; but when the complete comes, the partial will come to an end. When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; when I became an adult, I put an end to childish ways. For now, we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known. And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love.


Then you're in luck! We've got a free printable version of this Corinthians wedding reading below.


Enjoyed this Corinthians wedding reading? Then we have all you need up above and a modern bible verse roundup too! If you're not having a religious ceremony we have a complete round up of civil ceremony readings, and some that will give your guests a good laugh too...

Helena Milsom

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