Outreach Israel Ministries
9 January, 2020

1 Corinthians 13:1 – PME Point

If I speak with the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal (1 Corinthians 13:1, PME)


The moderate inclusive language of the PME, following other versions (like the NRSV), better captures the intention of 1 Corinthians 13:1: “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” (NRSV). Saying “If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels…” (NASU) does not capture what is intended as much as “mortals” does.


The Practical Messianic Edition of the Apostolic Scriptures or PME is a specialty edition of the New Testament, based on the 1901 American Standard Version, incorporating the conclusions defended in Messianic Apologetics’ Practical Messianic commentary series and other publications.