Parallel Verses

An Understandable Version

[Note: The following traits should be understood in the context of love for people]. Love is patient [with people], and is kind [to them]; love does not envy [what people are or have]; love does not boast [of being superior to others], it is not arrogant [in dealing with people].

New American Standard Bible

Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant,

King James Version

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

Holman 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,

A Conservative Version

Love is patient and is kind. Love does not envy. Love does not brag, and is not puffed up.

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

Love endures with patience and serenity, love is kind and thoughtful, and is not jealous or envious; love does not brag and is not proud or arrogant.

Anderson New Testament

Love suffers long, and is kind; love envies not; love boasts not; is not vain,

Bible in Basic English

Love is never tired of waiting; love is kind; love has no envy; love has no high opinion of itself, love has no pride;

Common New Testament

Love is patient, love is kind. It is not jealous or boastful, it is not arrogant

Daniel Mace New Testament

Social affection is patient, is kind; is a stranger to envy; is not insolently vain, nor arrogant: does not behave indecently,

Darby Translation

Love has long patience, is kind; love is not emulous of others; love is not insolent and rash, is not puffed up,

Godbey New Testament

Divine love suffers long; divine love is kind; divine love envies not; does not make a display of itself, is not puffed up,

Goodspeed New Testament

Love is patient and kind. Love is not envious or boastful. It does not put on airs.

John Wesley New Testament

Love suffereth long and is kind; love envieth not; love acteth not rashly, is not puffed up:

Julia Smith Translation

Love is slow to anger, possesses kindness; love envies not; love vaunts not itself, is not puffed up,

King James 2000

Love suffers long, and is kind; love envies not; love vaunts not itself, is not puffed up,

Lexham Expanded Bible

Love is patient, love is kind, love is not jealous, [it] does not boast, [it] does not become conceited,

Modern King James verseion

Charity has patience, is kind; charity is not envious, is not vain, is not puffed up;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Love suffereth long, and is courteous. Love envieth not. Love doth not forwardly, swelleth not,

Moffatt New Testament

Love is very patient, very kind. Love knows no jealousy; love makes no parade, gives itself no airs,

Montgomery New Testament

Love suffers long and is kind; love envies not; love makes no parade, is not puffed up,

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,

Noyes New Testament

Love suffereth long, is kind; love envieth not; love vaunteth not herself, is not puffed up,

Sawyer New Testament

Love suffers long and is kind; love envies not; love is not boastful, is not puffed up,

The Emphasized Bible

Love, is patient, is gracious. Love, is not envious, vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Love is long-suffering, is kind; love envieth not; love is no vain boaster, is not inflated [with pride],

Twentieth Century New Testament

Love is long-suffering, and kind; Love is never envious, never boastful, never conceited, never behaves unbecomingly;

Webster

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.

Williams New Testament

Love is so patient and so kind; love never boils with jealousy; it never boasts, is never puffed with pride;

World English Bible

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

Worrell New Testament

Love suffers long, is kind; love envies not; love vaunts not herself, is not puffed up,

Worsley New Testament

Charity beareth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity is not insolent, is not puffed up,

Youngs 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,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
G26
ἀγάπη 
Agape 
Usage: 105

μακροθυμέω 
Makrothumeo 
Usage: 7

and is kind
χρηστεῦομαι 
Chresteuomai 
be kind
Usage: 1

ἀγάπη 
Agape 
ἀγάπη 
Agape 
Usage: 105
Usage: 105

ζηλόω 
Zeloo 
Usage: 10

not
οὐ 
Ou 
οὐ 
Ou 
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
not, no, cannot ,
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032
Usage: 1032
Usage: 1032

περπερεύομαι 
Perpereuomai 
Usage: 1

περπερεύομαι 
Perpereuomai 
Usage: 1

is
φυσιόω 
Phusioo 
puff up
Usage: 7

Devotionals

Devotionals about 1 Corinthians 13:4

Devotionals containing 1 Corinthians 13:4

References

Fausets

Hastings

Watsons

Images 1 Corinthians 13:4

Prayers for 1 Corinthians 13:4

Context Readings

Love, The More Excellent Way

3 And if I donate all my possessions to feed poor people, and if I surrender my body to be burned [Note: This probably refers to becoming a martyr, but some manuscripts read, "that I may be able to boast"], but do not have love [for people], it is no benefit to me. 4 [Note: The following traits should be understood in the context of love for people]. Love is patient [with people], and is kind [to them]; love does not envy [what people are or have]; love does not boast [of being superior to others], it is not arrogant [in dealing with people]. 5 [Love] does not act improperly [toward people]; it does not insist on having its own way [at the expense of others]; it is not easily irritated [by others]; it does not keep track of the wrongs [done by others].


Cross References

Colossians 3:12

So, as God's elect [i.e., His people], holy and dearly loved [by Him], clothe yourselves with a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

Colossians 3:12

So, as God's elect [i.e., His people], holy and dearly loved [by Him], clothe yourselves with a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

1 Corinthians 4:6

Now I have applied these things, brothers, to myself and to Apollos as an illustration for your benefit, so that you might learn to "follow the written message." [Note: This is thought to have been a common way of referring, in that day, to the importance of adhering to Old Testament Scripture]. So, none of you should be more proud of one [leader] than of another.

1 Peter 4:8

Above everything else, have a warm love for one another, for such a love keeps many sins from occurring [between you].

1 Peter 4:8

Above everything else, have a warm love for one another, for such a love keeps many sins from occurring [between you].

2 Corinthians 6:6

[We have ministered] with purity, knowledge, patience and kindness. [We have done this] by [the power of] the Holy Spirit; out of genuine love;

Ephesians 4:32

and be kind and compassionate toward one another, forgiving each other, just as God also forgave you [because of your fellowship] in Christ.

1 Thessalonians 5:14

And we urge you, brothers, to warn those who are idle [Note: The word "idle" originally meant, "insubordinate, or unruly." See II Thess. 3:6-7, 11], encourage those who are timid, help the [spiritually] weak and be patient with everyone.

1 Thessalonians 5:14

And we urge you, brothers, to warn those who are idle [Note: The word "idle" originally meant, "insubordinate, or unruly." See II Thess. 3:6-7, 11], encourage those who are timid, help the [spiritually] weak and be patient with everyone.

1 Thessalonians 5:14

And we urge you, brothers, to warn those who are idle [Note: The word "idle" originally meant, "insubordinate, or unruly." See II Thess. 3:6-7, 11], encourage those who are timid, help the [spiritually] weak and be patient with everyone.

1 Thessalonians 5:14-22

And we urge you, brothers, to warn those who are idle [Note: The word "idle" originally meant, "insubordinate, or unruly." See II Thess. 3:6-7, 11], encourage those who are timid, help the [spiritually] weak and be patient with everyone.

1 Thessalonians 5:14-34

And we urge you, brothers, to warn those who are idle [Note: The word "idle" originally meant, "insubordinate, or unruly." See II Thess. 3:6-7, 11], encourage those who are timid, help the [spiritually] weak and be patient with everyone.

1 Thessalonians 5:14-11

And we urge you, brothers, to warn those who are idle [Note: The word "idle" originally meant, "insubordinate, or unruly." See II Thess. 3:6-7, 11], encourage those who are timid, help the [spiritually] weak and be patient with everyone.

1 Thessalonians 5:14

And we urge you, brothers, to warn those who are idle [Note: The word "idle" originally meant, "insubordinate, or unruly." See II Thess. 3:6-7, 11], encourage those who are timid, help the [spiritually] weak and be patient with everyone.

1 Thessalonians 5:14

And we urge you, brothers, to warn those who are idle [Note: The word "idle" originally meant, "insubordinate, or unruly." See II Thess. 3:6-7, 11], encourage those who are timid, help the [spiritually] weak and be patient with everyone.

1 Thessalonians 5:14

And we urge you, brothers, to warn those who are idle [Note: The word "idle" originally meant, "insubordinate, or unruly." See II Thess. 3:6-7, 11], encourage those who are timid, help the [spiritually] weak and be patient with everyone.

1 Thessalonians 5:14

And we urge you, brothers, to warn those who are idle [Note: The word "idle" originally meant, "insubordinate, or unruly." See II Thess. 3:6-7, 11], encourage those who are timid, help the [spiritually] weak and be patient with everyone.

1 Thessalonians 5:14

And we urge you, brothers, to warn those who are idle [Note: The word "idle" originally meant, "insubordinate, or unruly." See II Thess. 3:6-7, 11], encourage those who are timid, help the [spiritually] weak and be patient with everyone.

1 Thessalonians 5:14-10

And we urge you, brothers, to warn those who are idle [Note: The word "idle" originally meant, "insubordinate, or unruly." See II Thess. 3:6-7, 11], encourage those who are timid, help the [spiritually] weak and be patient with everyone.

1 Thessalonians 5:14

And we urge you, brothers, to warn those who are idle [Note: The word "idle" originally meant, "insubordinate, or unruly." See II Thess. 3:6-7, 11], encourage those who are timid, help the [spiritually] weak and be patient with everyone.

1 Thessalonians 5:14

And we urge you, brothers, to warn those who are idle [Note: The word "idle" originally meant, "insubordinate, or unruly." See II Thess. 3:6-7, 11], encourage those who are timid, help the [spiritually] weak and be patient with everyone.

1 Thessalonians 5:14-9

And we urge you, brothers, to warn those who are idle [Note: The word "idle" originally meant, "insubordinate, or unruly." See II Thess. 3:6-7, 11], encourage those who are timid, help the [spiritually] weak and be patient with everyone.

1 Thessalonians 5:14

And we urge you, brothers, to warn those who are idle [Note: The word "idle" originally meant, "insubordinate, or unruly." See II Thess. 3:6-7, 11], encourage those who are timid, help the [spiritually] weak and be patient with everyone.

1 Thessalonians 5:14-22

And we urge you, brothers, to warn those who are idle [Note: The word "idle" originally meant, "insubordinate, or unruly." See II Thess. 3:6-7, 11], encourage those who are timid, help the [spiritually] weak and be patient with everyone.

Matthew 27:18

For he knew that the reason they had turned Jesus over to him was out of envy.

Luke 6:35-36

But love your enemies and do good things to them; and lend to them without expecting it to be returned, and your reward [i.e., from God] will be great and you will be [considered] sons of the Highest [i.e., God]. For He is kind to unthankful and evil people [as well].

Acts 7:9

"[And when] these patriarchs, [still living in Canaan as young men], became jealous of [their brother] Joseph, they sold him [as a slave to traveling merchants who took him] to Egypt. But God was with him [during all that time],

Romans 1:29

They are full of all kinds of wickedness, evil, greed, and maliciousness. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips,

1 Corinthians 3:3

for you are still worldly [minded]. And since there is jealousy and quarreling among you, is that not evidence that you are [still] worldly and living like [unspiritual] people?

1 Corinthians 4:18

Now some of you have become arrogant, thinking that I would not [dare to] come to you.

1 Corinthians 5:2

And you are arrogant [about it] instead [of being ashamed]. Should you not be grieved to the point of removing from your fellowship the person who has done this [terrible] deed?

1 Corinthians 8:1

I now want to reply to the matter of idolatrous sacrifices [which you wrote to me about]. We know that we all possess knowledge. [Note: This may be a statement posed to Paul by the Corinthians, who seemed quite preoccupied with "knowledge"]. Knowledge [only] makes people arrogant, while love builds them up [spiritually].

2 Corinthians 12:20

For I am afraid that somehow, when I come [to you], I might not find you the way I want you to be, and you might not find me the way you want me to be. I am afraid there might be quarrelling, jealousy, angry outbursts, factious spirits, slander, gossip, arrogance and [other] disturbances [there].

Galatians 5:21-22

envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you again, as I have done before, that those people who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

Galatians 5:26

We should avoid foolish pride as well as provoking or envying one another.

Ephesians 4:2

Live in a humble, gentle and patient way, showing tolerance [for the weaknesses] of one another out of love [for them].

Philippians 1:15

Some people, indeed, are proclaiming Christ out of envy and strife [i.e., out of rivalry], while others do it from goodwill.

Philippians 2:1-5

Is there anything to be encouraged about by being in [fellowship with] Christ? Is there any comfort from His love? Is there any sharing with the Holy Spirit? [Have you received] any affection and compassion [from Christ]?

Colossians 1:11

[We also pray that you will be] strengthened with great power, according to God's glorious might, so that you will have great endurance and patience [coupled] with joy.

Colossians 2:18

Do not allow anyone, who delights in acting humble [i.e., living an ascetic life] and who worships angels, to rob you of your reward [in heaven]. [Note: This "angel worship" could mean holding angels in high regard because of their role as God's messengers, or the claim that God can be approached only through angelic intermediaries]. He places great importance on what he [claims to] see [i.e., visions], being inflated with pride by his fleshly mind for no [good] reason.

1 Timothy 6:4

that person is conceited. He does not understand anything, but has an unhealthy concern for controversy and arguments over words, which produce envy, dissension, abusive language, evil suspicions,

2 Timothy 2:25

[He must] gently correct those people who oppose [him], in hope that God will give them [opportunity for] repentance, leading to a [full] knowledge of the truth,

2 Timothy 3:10

But you have followed [Note: These words mean "to observe closely, have a keen interest in"] my teaching, conduct, purpose, faith, patience, love, perseverance,

2 Timothy 4:2

Preach the [Gospel] message; be prepared [to do it both] when it is convenient and when it is inconvenient; reprove [i.e., convince people of their wrongdoing], rebuke [i.e., convict people of their sin], and exhort [i.e., urge people to act], with great patience and teaching.

Titus 3:3

For we [Christians] were also once foolish, disobedient, deceived, enslaved to various kinds of [evil] desires and [sinful] pleasures. [We used to] live in malice and envy, hating people and being hated by them.

James 3:14-17

But if you people have bitter jealousy and rivalry in your hearts, do not be arrogant [over it] and deny the truth.

James 4:5

Or, do you think that the Scripture says [this] for nothing? [Note: No specific passage is here cited, but the idea occurs in several Old Testament passages]. "The Holy Spirit, whom God has made to live in us, longs jealously [for us to be faithful to God]."

1 Peter 2:1

Therefore, you should put out of your lives all malice [i.e., bad attitudes], and all deceit and hypocrisy, and all envy and unwholesome talk.

1 Peter 3:8

Now to summarize: All of you should think alike. Be sympathetically understanding [toward one another]. Be loving toward [your] brothers [and sisters]. Be tender-hearted and humble-minded.

2 Peter 1:7

and brotherly kindness along with your godliness, and with your brotherly kindness, develop love.

1 John 3:16-18

Here is how we can know what genuine love really is: It was [demonstrated by] Jesus laying down His life [on the cross] for us. And [because of that] we [too] should [be willing to] lay down our lives for [the sake of helping] our brothers [and sisters].

1 John 4:11

Loved ones, if God loved us that much, we should also love one another.

Romans 13:13

We should be living properly, as in the daytime [i.e., when people normally behave themselves], not engaging in orgies and drunkenness; not practicing sexual immorality and indecent vices; not quarrelsome and jealous.

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