1 Corinthians 13 Free Printables {10 Printable Versions of 1 Corinthians 13}

1 Corinthians 13 Free Printables

1 Corinthians 13 Free Printables

Today we are THRILLED to add 10 different free 1 Corinthians 13 printables. I find these famous words about love to be one of the most encouraging passages of scripture, so I wanted to provide several different sections of 1 Corinthians 13 to print. 

Most of the artwork is intended for wall decor, but you could use the art prints to decorate for a Valentine's Party or as part of a gift.  As usual, feel free to print and enjoy as many times as you would like for personal use. Please see our terms of use at the end of this page, if you have questions.  

Printable 1 Corinthians 13 Wall Art

All of our free printable 1 Corinthians 13 wall art is available as both a PDF and a JPEG file. A few of the art prints are even available as an SVG.  If you don't want to mess with printing, we are happy to do that for you. All of the art prints are available as printed and framed artwork in our store.

1 Corinthians 13 Whole Chapter Free Printable

1 Corinthians Whole Chapter Wall Art - Free Printable NIV Version Of 1 Corinthians 13

The first printable version of 1 Corinthians 13 includes the whole chapter. This artwork is based on the NIV version. I love having an entire passage on display because I can reflect on different portions of the passage.

Here are the links to your 1 Corinthians 13 Whole Chapter Printable
1 Cor. 13 Whole Chapter PDF
1 Cor. 13 Whole Chapter JPEG

 

1 Corinthians 13:1-3 Free Printable

1 Corinthians 13:1-3 Wall Art

The second printable version includes 1 Corinthians verses 1-3. The chapter begins by describing the importance of love. If love is not my motive, even my "best" actions are of no value. The NIV version reads...

If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.  If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.  If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.

In other words, If I have something wise to say, but I don't say it in love, the other person will likely just hear the noise.  If I know a lot about God, but I don't love Him or other people, my knowledge of Him is incomplete. If I serve the people around me but do it from a place of pride instead of love for others, it is not helpful for anyone and nothing is gained.

For me as a mom, these verses mean something like this... "If I spend hours trying to teach my children, but I don't speak in love they won't be able to hear what I'm trying to say. If I learn a lot about God, but it doesn't change the way I love my family, what I'm learning hasn't been effective yet. If I exhaust myself  doing things for people, but I am not loving them, I am only "giving my body to hardship that I may boast." If love is not my motive, nothing is gained.

 

Here are the links to your 1 Corinthians 13:1-3 Free Printable
1 Cor. 13:1-3 PDF
 1 Cor. 13:1-3 JPEG

 

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 Free Printable

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 is probably the most well-known description of love. Since these bible verses are a favorite for so many people, I've included a  couple of different versions to print :) This first printable is based on the ESV version.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8 ESV Wall Art
Here are the links to your 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 ESV Free Printable

This description of love is somewhat counter-cultural. We often see pictures of love that are passionate, possessive, and looking for self-satisfaction. 

This NIV version reads...

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 Wall Art landscape
Here are the links to your 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 Free Printable
1 Cor. 13:4-8 PDF
1 Cor. 13:4-8 JPEG

 

These verses teach us that true love seeks the good of others as well as our own good. I absolutely love the way Matthew Henry explains this passage of scripture when he says. 

Charity is an utter enemy to selfishness; it does not desire or seek its own praise, or honour, or profit, or pleasure. Not that charity destroys all regard to ourselves, or that the charitable man should neglect himself and all his interests. But charity never seeks its own to the hurt of others, or to neglect others. It ever prefers the welfare of others to its private advantage. 

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 Free Printable Wall Art

Here are the links to your "Love Is" Free Printable
Love Is PDF 
Love Is JPEG

Love Is Patient {1 Corinthians 13:4 Wall Art}

Love is Patient Free Printable Wall Art

When my children were toddlers, I wrote "love is patient" in a pretty font on a chalkboard in my home. My idea was to erase it each week and write the next phrase describing love from 1 Corinthians 13. But I ended up leaving the words "love is patient" on display for months. Growing in this characteristic of love is enough to keep me busy for years. 

Here are the links to your "Love Is Patient" Free Printable
Love Is Patient PDF
 Love Is Patient JPEG
Love is Patient SVG

Love Is Kind {1 Corinthians 13:4 Wall Art}

Love is Kind Free Printable Wall Art

This is the phrase in 1 Corinthians that is currently on my mind. So often in my hurry, I lose my kindness and speak in an abrupt tone. This passage reminds me that true love is kind. 

 

Here are the links to your "Love Is Kind" Free Printable
Love Is Kind PDF
Love Is Kind JPEG
Love is Kind SVG

Love Never Fails {1 Corinthians 13:8 Wall Art}

Love Never Fails Free Printable

Sometimes when I'm tempted to choose selfishness, 1 Corinthians reminds me that love never fails. Acting in love toward someone will never let me down. Ultimately, love always wins. 

Here are the links to your Love Never Fails Free Printable
Love Never Fails PDF
Love Never Fails JPEG
Love Never Fails SVG

 

Here is one last version of a "love never fails" print. This one has slightly different fonts.  

love never fails landscape wall art
Here are the links to your Love Never Fails Typography Free Printable
Love Never Fails Typography PDF
Love Never Fails Typography JPEG
Love Never Fails Typography SVG

1 Corinthians 13:8-13 Wall Art

 

1 Corinthians 13:18-13 Free Printable Wall Art

This is the final section of 1 Corinthians 13. It reminds us that love will last into eternity. 

Here are the links to your 1 Corinthians 13:8-13 Free Printable
1 Corinthians 13:8-13 PDF
1 Corinthians 13:8-13  JPEG

1 Corinthians 13 

The good news... no matter how often we fall short in loving others, God's love for us is still perfect! When we are not patient, God is patient with us. When we are not kind, God is still kind to us. When we are proud and boastful, God is still gentle and humble in heart (Matthew 11:29). When we are rude and disrespectful to others, God never dishonors or shames us. When are self-seeking and do not seek his glory, he still seeks our good. keep a record of others' wrongs, he forgives us.

1 John 4 tells us that God is love. That means that the description of love in 1 Corinthians is also a description of God's character. No matter how often we fail, His love will always persevere. God is love, and love never fails.

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