1 Corinthians 13:4
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English Standard Version
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant

King James Bible
Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,

American Standard Version
Love suffereth long, and is kind; love envieth not; love vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Charity is patient, is kind: charity envieth not, dealeth not perversely; is not puffed up;

English Revised Version
Love suffereth long, and is kind; love envieth not; love vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,

Webster's Bible Translation
Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,

Weymouth New Testament
Love is patient and kind. Love knows neither envy nor jealousy. Love is not forward and self-assertive, nor boastful and conceited.

1 Corinthians 13:4 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Suffereth long (μακροθυμεῖ)

See on James 5:7.

Is kind (χρηστεύεται)

Only here in the New Testament. See on χρηστὸς, A.V., easy, Matthew 11:30, and see on χρηστότης good, Romans 3:12.

"The high charity which makes us servants

Prompt to the counsel which controls the world."

Dante, "Paradiso," xxi., 70, 71.

Vaunteth (περπερεύεται)

From πέρπερος a braggart. Used of one who sounds his own praises. Cicero introduces a compound of the word in one of his letters to Atticus, describing his speech in the presence of Pompey, who had just addressed the senate on his return from the Mithridatic war. He says: "Heavens! How I showed off (ἐνεπερπερευσάμην) before my new auditor Pompey," and describes the various rhetorical tricks which he employed.

Puffed up (φυσιοῦται)

See on 1 Corinthians 4:6, and compare 1 Corinthians 8:1. Of inward disposition, as the previous word denotes outward display. The opposite is put by Dante:

"That swells with love the spirit well-disposed."

"Paradiso," x., 144.

1 Corinthians 13:4 Parallel Commentaries

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suffereth.

Proverbs 10:12 Hatred stirs up strifes: but love covers all sins.

2 Corinthians 6:6 By pureness, by knowledge, by long-suffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned,

Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

Ephesians 4:2 With all lowliness and meekness, with long-suffering, forbearing one another in love;

Colossians 1:11 Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, to all patience and long-suffering with joyfulness;

Colossians 3:12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, long-suffering;

2 Timothy 2:25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;

2 Timothy 3:10 But you have fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, long-suffering, charity, patience,

2 Timothy 4:2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long-suffering and doctrine.

James 3:17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits...

1 Peter 4:8 And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.

is kind.

Nehemiah 9:17 And refused to obey, neither were mindful of your wonders that you did among them; but hardened their necks...

Proverbs 19:22 The desire of a man is his kindness: and a poor man is better than a liar.

Proverbs 31:20,26 She stretches out her hand to the poor; yes, she reaches forth her hands to the needy...

Luke 6:35,36 But love you your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great...

Ephesians 4:32 And be you kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake has forgiven you.

Colossians 3:12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, long-suffering;

1 Peter 3:8 Finally, be you all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brothers, be pitiful, be courteous:

2 Peter 1:7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.

1 John 3:16-18 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers...

1 John 4:11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.

envieth.

1 Corinthians 3:3 For you are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are you not carnal, and walk as men?

Genesis 30:1 And when Rachel saw that she bore Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister; and said to Jacob, Give me children, or else I die.

Genesis 37:11 And his brothers envied him; but his father observed the saying.

Matthew 27:18 For he knew that for envy they had delivered him.

Romans 1:29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder...

Romans 13:13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.

2 Corinthians 12:20 For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would, and that I shall be found to you such as you would not...

Galatians 5:21,26 Contentions, murders, drunkenness, revelings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past...

Philippians 1:15 Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and some also of good will:

1 Timothy 6:4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof comes envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,

Titus 3:3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy...

James 3:14-16 But if you have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth...

James 4:5 Do you think that the scripture said in vain, The spirit that dwells in us lusts to envy?

1 Peter 2:1 Why laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, all evil speakings,

vaunteth not itself. or, is not rash.

1 Samuel 25:21,22,33,34 Now David had said, Surely in vain have I kept all that this fellow has in the wilderness...

1 Kings 20:10,11 And Benhadad sent to him, and said, The gods do so to me, and more also...

Psalm 10:5 His ways are always grievous; your judgments are far above out of his sight: as for all his enemies, he puffs at them.

Proverbs 13:10 Only by pride comes contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.

Proverbs 17:14 The beginning of strife is as when one lets out water: therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with.

Proverbs 25:8-10 Go not forth hastily to strive, lest you know not what to do in the end thereof, when your neighbor has put you to shame...

Ecclesiastes 7:8,9 Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit...

Ecclesiastes 10:4 If the spirit of the ruler rise up against you, leave not your place; for yielding pacifies great offenses.

Daniel 3:19-22 Then was Nebuchadnezzar full of fury, and the form of his visage was changed against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego...

is not.

1 Corinthians 4:6,18 And these things, brothers, I have in a figure transferred to myself and to Apollos for your sakes...

1 Corinthians 5:2 And you are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he that has done this deed might be taken away from among you.

1 Corinthians 8:1 Now as touching things offered to idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but charity edifies.

Colossians 2:18 Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels...

Philippians 2:1-5 If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies...

Cross References
Proverbs 10:12
Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.

Proverbs 17:9
Whoever covers an offense seeks love, but he who repeats a matter separates close friends.

Acts 7:9
"And the patriarchs, jealous of Joseph, sold him into Egypt; but God was with him

1 Corinthians 4:6
I have applied all these things to myself and Apollos for your benefit, brothers, that you may learn by us not to go beyond what is written, that none of you may be puffed up in favor of one against another.

Galatians 5:22
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

Ephesians 4:32
Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

Colossians 3:12
Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience,

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