Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

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,

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 long and is patient and kind; love never is envious nor boils over with jealousy, is not boastful or vainglorious, does not display itself haughtily.

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].

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,

Verse Picture

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

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Images 1 Corinthians 13:4

Prayers for 1 Corinthians 13:4

Context Readings

Love, The More Excellent Way

3 Even if I give away everything that I have and sacrifice myself, but have no love, I gain nothing. 4 Love is always patient; love is always kind; love is never envious or arrogant with pride. Nor is she conceited, 5 and she is never rude; she never thinks just of herself or ever gets annoyed. She never is resentful;


Cross References

Colossians 3:12

Therefore, as God's chosen ones, holy and loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience.

Proverbs 10:12

Hatred awakens contention, but love covers all transgressions.

1 Corinthians 4:6

Brothers, I have applied all this to Apollos and myself for your benefit, so that you may learn from us not to go beyond what the Scriptures say. Then you will stop boasting about one person at the expense of another.

1 Peter 4:8

Above all, continue to love each other deeply, because love covers a multitude of sins.

Nehemiah 9:17

They would not listen, and did not remember the miracles you did among them. Instead, they became stubborn and appointed a leader to return them to their slavery. "But you are a God of forgiveness, gracious and compassionate, slow to anger, and rich in gracious love; therefore you did not abandon them.

2 Corinthians 6:6

with purity, knowledge, patience, and kindness; with the Holy Spirit, genuine love,

Ephesians 4:32

And be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving one another just as God has forgiven you in the Messiah.

1 Thessalonians 5:14

We urge you, brothers, to admonish those who are idle, cheer up those who are discouraged, and help those who are weak. Be patient with everyone.

Genesis 30:1

Rachel noticed that she was not bearing children for Jacob, so because she envied her sister Leah, she told Jacob, "If you don't give me sons, I'm going to die!"

Genesis 37:11

As a result, his brothers became more envious of him. But his father kept thinking about all of this.

1 Samuel 25:21-22

Now David had said, "Surely it was for nothing that I protected everything that belonged to this man in the wilderness, and nothing was missing of all that belonged to him. But he has repaid me with evil for good!

1 Samuel 25:33-34

Blessed be your good judgment, and blessed be you, who today stopped me from shedding blood and delivering myself by my own actions.

1 Kings 20:10-11

Beh-hadad sent this message back: "May the gods do so to me, and more than that also, if the dust that remains of Samaria is enough to fill up a few handfuls for all of the armies at my disposal."

Psalm 10:5

Their ways always seem prosperous. Your judgments are on high, far away from them. They scoff at all their enemies.

Proverbs 13:10

Arrogance only brings quarreling, but those receiving advice are wise.

Proverbs 17:9

Anyone who overlooks an offense promotes love, but someone who gossips separates close friends.

Proverbs 17:14

Starting a quarrel is like spilling water so drop the dispute before it escalates.

Proverbs 19:22

Human beings long for grace, and it's better to be poor than a man of deceit.

Proverbs 25:8-10

don't be in a hurry to argue in court. Otherwise, what will you do later on when your neighbor humiliates you?

Proverbs 31:20

She reaches out to the poor, opening her hands to those in need.

Proverbs 31:26

She speaks wisely, teaching with gracious love.

Ecclesiastes 7:8-9

The conclusion of something is better than its beginning, and a patient attitude is more valuable than a proud one.

Ecclesiastes 10:4

If your overseer gets angry at you, don't resign, because calmness pacifies great offenses.

Daniel 3:19-22

Out of control with rage, Nebuchadnezzar's facial expression changed toward Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, and he ordered that the furnace be heated seven times hotter than usual.

Matthew 27:18

He did this because he knew that they had handed him over out of jealousy.

Luke 6:35-36

Rather, love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them, expecting nothing in return. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind even to ungrateful and evil people.

Acts 7:9

"Joseph's brothers became jealous of him and sold Joseph as a slave in Egypt. However, God was with him

Romans 1:29

They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed, and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, quarreling, deceit, and viciousness. They are gossips,

1 Corinthians 3:3

That's because you are still worldly. As long as there is jealousy and quarreling among you, you are worldly and living by human standards, aren't you?

1 Corinthians 4:18

Some of you have become arrogant, as though I were not coming to evaluate you.

1 Corinthians 5:2

And you are being arrogant instead of being filled with grief and seeing to it that the man who did this is removed from among you.

1 Corinthians 8:1

Now concerning food offered to idols: We know that we all possess knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.

2 Corinthians 12:20

I am afraid that I may come and somehow find you not as I want to find you, and that you may find me not as you want to find me. Perhaps there will be quarreling, jealousy, anger, selfishness, slander, gossip, arrogance, and disorderly conduct.

Galatians 5:21-22

envy, murder, drunkenness, wild partying, and things like that. I am telling you now, as I have told you in the past, that people who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

Galatians 5:26

Let's stop being arrogant, provoking one another and envying one another.

Ephesians 4:2

demonstrating all expressions of humility, gentleness, and patience, accepting one another in love.

Philippians 1:15

Some are preaching the Messiah because of jealousy and dissension, while others do so because of their good will.

Philippians 2:1-5

Therefore, if there is any encouragement in the Messiah, if there is any comfort of love, if there is any fellowship in the Spirit, if there is any compassion and sympathy,

Colossians 1:11

You are being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might, so that you might patiently endure everything with joy

Colossians 2:18

Let no one who delights in humility and the worship of angels cheat you out of the prize by rejoicing about what he has seen. Such a person is puffed up for no reason by his carnal mind.

1 Timothy 6:4

he is a conceited person and does not understand anything. He has an unhealthy craving for arguments and debates. This produces jealousy, rivalry, slander, evil suspicions,

2 Timothy 2:25

and gentle when refuting opponents. After all, maybe God will allow them to repent and to come to a full knowledge of the truth,

2 Timothy 3:10

But you have observed my teaching, my way of life, my purpose, my faith, my patience, my love, my endurance,

2 Timothy 4:2

to proclaim the message. Be ready to do this whether or not the time is convenient. Refute, warn, and encourage with the utmost patience when you teach.

Titus 3:3

After all, we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, and misled. We were slaves to many kinds of lusts and pleasures, spending our days in malice and jealousy. We were despised, and we hated one another.

James 3:14-17

But if you have bitter jealousy and rivalry in your hearts, stop boasting and slandering the truth.

James 4:5

Or do you think the Scripture means nothing when it says that the Spirit that God caused to live in us jealously yearns for us?

1 Peter 2:1

Therefore, rid yourselves of every kind of evil and deception, hypocrisy, jealousy, and every kind of slander.

1 Peter 3:8

Finally, all of you must live in harmony, be sympathetic, love as brothers, and be compassionate and humble.

2 Peter 1:7

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

1 John 3:16-18

This is how we have come to know love: the Messiah gave his life for us. We, too, ought to give our lives for our brothers.

1 John 4:11

Dear friends, if this is the way God loved us, we must also love one another.

Romans 13:13

Let's behave decently, as people who live in the light of day. No wild parties, drunkenness, sexual immorality, promiscuity, quarreling, or jealousy!

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