1 Corinthians 13:6
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New International Version
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.

New Living Translation
It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out.

English Standard Version
it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.

Berean Study Bible
Love takes no pleasure in evil, but rejoices in the truth.

Berean Literal Bible
It does not delight at unrighteousness, but rejoices in the truth.

New American Standard Bible
does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth;

King James Bible
Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Love finds no joy in unrighteousness but rejoices in the truth.

International Standard Version
is never glad with sin; she's always glad to side with truth, and pleased that truth will win.

NET Bible
It is not glad about injustice, but rejoices in the truth.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Rejoices not in evil, but rejoices in the truth,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
It isn't happy when injustice is done, but it is happy with the truth.

New American Standard 1977
does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth;

Jubilee Bible 2000
rejoices not in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth;

King James 2000 Bible
Rejoices not in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth;

American King James Version
Rejoices not in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth;

American Standard Version
rejoiceth not in unrighteousness, but rejoiceth with the truth;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth with the truth;

Darby Bible Translation
does not rejoice at iniquity but rejoices with the truth,

English Revised Version
rejoiceth not in unrighteousness, but rejoiceth with the truth;

Webster's Bible Translation
Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;

Weymouth New Testament
She finds no pleasure in injustice done to others, but joyfully sides with the truth.

World English Bible
doesn't rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth;

Young's Literal Translation
rejoiceth not over the unrighteousness, and rejoiceth with the truth;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

13:4-7 Some of the effects of charity are stated, that we may know whether we have this grace; and that if we have not, we may not rest till we have it. This love is a clear proof of regeneration, and is a touchstone of our professed faith in Christ. In this beautiful description of the nature and effects of love, it is meant to show the Corinthians that their conduct had, in many respects, been a contrast to it. 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. How good-natured and amiable is Christian charity! How excellent would Christianity appear to the world, if those who profess it were more under this Divine principle, and paid due regard to the command on which its blessed Author laid the chief stress! Let us ask whether this Divine love dwells in our hearts. Has this principle guided us into becoming behaviour to all men? Are we willing to lay aside selfish objects and aims? Here is a call to watchfulness, diligence, and prayer.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 6. - Rejoiceth not in iniquity; rather, at unrighteousness. The rejoicing at sin, the taking pleasure in them that commit sin, the exultation over the fall of others into sin, are among the worst forms of malignity (Romans 1:32; 2 Thessalonians 2:12). The Greeks had a word, ἐπιχαιρεκακία, to describe "rejoicing at the evil" (whether sin or misfortune) of others (Proverbs 24:17); Schadenfreude, "malignant joy" (Arist., 'Eth.,' 2:7, 15). It is the detestable feeling indicated by the remark of La Rochefoucald, "that there is something not altogether disagreeable to us in the misfortunes of our best friends." Rejoiceth in the truth; rather, with the truth. There are many who "resist the truth" (2 Timothy 3:8); or who "hold the truth in unrighteousness" (Romans 1:18); but love accepts it, keeps it pure, exults in all its triumphs (Acts 11:23 2John 4).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Rejoiceth not in iniquity,.... Neither in his own, nor in others; but on the contrary is grieved for it; he mourns over his own iniquities, the corruption of his heart, the infirmities of his life, his secret sins, which none know but God and his own soul; he is greatly troubled at the profaneness and immorality of the men of the world, and the sins of professors cut him to the heart: nor does he rejoice in injustice, as the word used here may be rendered, in any unjust action or injury, that may be done to any, yea, even to an enemy; even as Christ, when Peter, in great zeal for him, drew his sword and cut off the ear of one of the high priest's servants, who was more busy than the rest in apprehending Christ, and showed more malignancy than others, was so far from rejoicing at it, that he was displeased with Peter for doing it, and was moved with so much compassion to that man, though his enemy, as to heal him: but rejoiceth in the truth; in the truth of the Gospel, and the success of it; such an one can do nothing against it, but for it, will buy it at any rate, but sell it upon no account whatever; and he rejoices greatly when he sees any walking in it, and agreeably to it; for truth, as it stands opposed to iniquity or unrighteousness, may signify an upright, holy, and righteous conversation, a conversation becoming the Gospel of Christ, which that teaches, and by which it is adorned; now a gracious soul desires this in itself, and delights to see it in others.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

6. rejoiceth in the truth—rather, "rejoiceth with the truth." Exults not at the perpetration of iniquity (unrighteousness) by others (compare Ge 9:22, 23), but rejoices when the truth rejoices; sympathizes with it in its triumphs (2Jo 4). See the opposite (2Ti 3:8), "Resist the truth." So "the truth" and "unrighteousness" are contrasted (Ro 2:8). "The truth" is the Gospel truth, the inseparable ally of love (Eph 4:15; 2Jo 12). The false charity which compromises "the truth" by glossing over "iniquity" or unrighteousness is thus tacitly condemned (Pr 17:15).

1 Corinthians 13:6 Additional Commentaries
5does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, 6does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; 7bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.…
Cross References
Matthew 18:13
And if he finds it, truly I tell you, he is happier about that one sheep than about the ninety-nine that did not wander off.

2 Thessalonians 2:12
and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.

2 John 1:4
It has given me great joy to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as the Father commanded us.

3 John 1:3
It gave me great joy when some believers came and testified about your faithfulness to the truth, telling how you continue to walk in it.
Treasury of Scripture

Rejoices not in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth;

Rejoiceth not.

1 Samuel 23:19-21 Then came up the Ziphites to Saul to Gibeah, saying, Does not David …

2 Samuel 4:10-12 When one told me, saying, Behold, Saul is dead, thinking to have …

Psalm 10:3 For the wicked boasts of his heart's desire, and blesses the covetous, …

Psalm 119:136 Rivers of waters run down my eyes, because they keep not your law.

Proverbs 14:9 Fools make a mock at sin: but among the righteous there is favor.

Jeremiah 9:1 Oh that my head were waters, and my eyes a fountain of tears…

Jeremiah 13:17 But if you will not hear it, my soul shall weep in secret places …

Jeremiah 20:10 For I heard the defaming of many, fear on every side. Report, say …

Hosea 4:8 They eat up the sin of my people, and they set their heart on their iniquity.

Hosea 7:3 They make the king glad with their wickedness, and the princes with their lies.

Micah 7:8 Rejoice not against me, O my enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when …

Luke 19:41,42 And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it…

Luke 22:5 And they were glad, and covenanted to give him money.

Romans 1:32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things …

Philippians 3:18 (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even …


Exodus 18:9 And Jethro rejoiced for all the goodness which the LORD had done …

Joshua 22:22-33 The LORD God of gods, the LORD God of gods, he knows, and Israel …

Romans 12:9 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; hold …

2 Corinthians 7:9-16 Now I rejoice, not that you were made sorry, but that you sorrowed …

Philippians 1:4,18 Always in every prayer of my for you all making request with joy…

Philippians 2:17,18 Yes, and if I be offered on the sacrifice and service of your faith, …

1 Thessalonians 3:6-10 But now when Timotheus came from you to us, and brought us good tidings …

2 John 1:4 I rejoiced greatly that I found of your children walking in truth, …

3 John 1:3 For I rejoiced greatly, when the brothers came and testified of the …

in the truth. or, 'with the truth.'

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