1 Corinthians 13:4
New International Version
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.

New Living Translation
Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud

English Standard Version
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant

Berean Study Bible
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.

Berean Literal Bible
Love is patient, love is kind, love is not envious, it is not boastful, it is not puffed up.

New American Standard Bible
Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant,

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

Christian Standard Bible
Love is patient, love is kind. Love does not envy, is not boastful, is not arrogant,

Contemporary English Version
Love is patient and kind, never jealous, boastful, proud, or

Good News Translation
Love is patient and kind; it is not jealous or conceited or proud;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Love is patient, love is kind. Love does not envy, is not boastful, is not conceited,

International Standard Version
Love is always patient; love is always kind; love is never envious or arrogant with pride. Nor is she conceited,

NET Bible
Love is patient, love is kind, it is not envious. Love does not brag, it is not puffed up.

New Heart English Bible
Love is patient and is kind; love does not envy. Love does not brag, is not proud,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Love is patient and sweet; love does not envy; love is not upset neither puffed up.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Love is patient. Love is kind. Love isn't jealous. It doesn't sing its own praises. It isn't arrogant.

New American Standard 1977
Love is patient, love is kind, and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Charity suffers long and is benign; charity envies not; charity does nothing without due reason, is not puffed up,

King James 2000 Bible
Love suffers long, and is kind; love envies not; love vaunts not itself, is not puffed up,

American King James Version
Charity suffers long, and is kind; charity envies not; charity braggs 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;

Darby Bible Translation
Love has long patience, is kind; love is not emulous [of others]; love is not insolent and rash, 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.

World English Bible
Love is patient and is kind; love doesn't envy. Love doesn't brag, is not proud,

Young's Literal Translation
The love is long-suffering, it is kind, the love doth not envy, the love doth not vaunt itself, is not puffed up,
Study Bible
Love
3If I give all I possess to the poor and exult in the surrender of my body, but have not love, I gain nothing. 4Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no account of wrongs.…
Cross References
Proverbs 10:12
Hatred stirs up dissension, but love covers all transgressions.

Proverbs 17:9
Whoever conceals an offense promotes love, but he who brings it up separates friends.

Acts 7:9
Because the patriarchs were jealous of Joseph, they sold him as a slave into Egypt. But God was with him

1 Corinthians 4:6
Brothers, I have applied these things to myself and Apollos for your benefit, so that you may learn from us not to go beyond what is written. Then you will not take pride in one man over another.

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

Ephesians 4:32
Be kind and tender-hearted to one another, forgiving each other just as in Christ God forgave you.

Colossians 3:12
Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.

1 Thessalonians 5:14
And we urge you, brothers, to admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, and be patient with everyone.

1 Peter 4:8
Above all, love one another deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.

Treasury of Scripture

Charity suffers long, and is kind; charity envies not; charity braggs not itself, is not puffed up,

suffereth.

Proverbs 10:12
Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.

2 Corinthians 6:6
By pureness, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned,

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

is kind.

Nehemiah 9:17
And refused to obey, neither were mindful of thy wonders that thou didst among them; but hardened their necks, and in their rebellion appointed a captain to return to their bondage: but thou art a God ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and forsookest them not.

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 stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy…

envieth.

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

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

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

vaunteth not itself.

1 Samuel 25:21,22,33,34
Now David had said, Surely in vain have I kept all that this fellow hath in the wilderness, so that nothing was missed of all that pertained unto him: and he hath requited me evil for good…

1 Kings 20:10,11
And Benhadad sent unto him, and said, The gods do so unto me, and more also, if the dust of Samaria shall suffice for handfuls for all the people that follow me…

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

is not.

1 Corinthians 4:6,18
And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and to Apollos for your sakes; that ye might learn in us not to think of men above that which is written, that no one of you be puffed up for one against another…

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

1 Corinthians 8:1
Now as touching things offered unto idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth.







Lexicon
Love
ἀγάπη (agapē)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 26: From agapao; love, i.e. Affection or benevolence; specially a love-feast.

is patient,
μακροθυμεῖ (makrothymei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3114: From the same as makrothumos; to be long-spirited, i.e. forbearing or patient.

love
ἀγάπη (agapē)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 26: From agapao; love, i.e. Affection or benevolence; specially a love-feast.

is kind.
χρηστεύεται (chrēsteuetai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 5541: To be kind (full of service to others), gentle. Middle voice from chrestos; to show oneself useful, i.e. Act benevolently.

[It]
ἀγάπη (agapē)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 26: From agapao; love, i.e. Affection or benevolence; specially a love-feast.

does not envy,
ζηλοῖ (zēloi)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2206: From zelos; to have warmth of feeling for or against.

it does not boast,
περπερεύεται (perpereuetai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4068: To boast, vaunt myself. Middle voice from perperos; to boast.

it is not proud.
φυσιοῦται (physioutai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 5448: From phusis in the primary sense of blowing; to inflate, i.e. make proud.
(4) Charity suffereth long.--Better, Love is long-suffering. Here follows a description of love. Descriptions of positive characteristics and negations of evil qualities are now employed by the Apostle in what he would have us believe to be his impossible task of adequately describing true love.

Verses 4-7. - The attributes of love. Verse 4. Suffereth long, and is kind. Passively it endures; actively it does good. It endures evils; it confers blessings. Envieth not. Its negative characteristics are part of its positive perfection. Envy - "one shape of many names" - includes malice, grudge, jealousy, pique, an evil eye, etc., with all their base and numerous manifestations. Vaunteth not itself. The meaning would probably be most nearly expressed by the colloquialism, does not show off. It does not, for instance, "do its alms before men to be seen of them" (Matthew 6:1). The Latin perperus, which is from the same root as this word, means "a braggart," or "swaggerer." Cicero, speaking of a grand oratorical display of his own before Pompey, says to Atticus, "Good heavens! how I showed myself off (ἐνεπερπερευσάμην) before my new hearer, Pompeius!" ('Ad. Art.,' 1:14). Is not puffed up. Has no purse proud or inflated arrogance." Love, therefore, is free from the characteristic vice of the Corinthian Church (1 Corinthians 4:6, 18, 19; 1 Corinthians 5:2; 1 Corinthians 8:1). 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.
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