Parallel Verses

Lexham Expanded Bible

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

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 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:

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Charity suffers long and is benign; charity envies not; charity does nothing without due reason, 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,

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
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

Images 1 Corinthians 13:4

Prayers for 1 Corinthians 13:4

Context Readings

Love, The More Excellent Way

3 And if I parcel out all my possessions, and if I hand over my body in order that I will be burned, but do not have love, it benefits [me] nothing. 4 Love is patient, love is kind, love is not jealous, [it] does not boast, [it] does not become conceited, 5 [it] does not behave dishonorably, [it] {is not selfish}, [it] does not become angry, [it] does not keep a record of wrongs,


Cross References

Colossians 3:12

Therefore, as [the] chosen of God, holy and [dearly] loved, put on affection, compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, patience,

Proverbs 10:12

Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers over all offenses.

1 Corinthians 4:6

Now I have applied these things, brothers, to myself and Apollos for your sake, in order that in us you may learn not [to go] beyond what is written, lest someone be inflated with pride on behalf of one [person] against the other.

1 Peter 4:8

Above all, keep your love for one another constant, because love covers a large number of sins.

Nehemiah 9:17

They refused to listen and did not remember your wonders that you did among them. They stiffened their neck and in their rebellion {determined} to return to their slavery. But you are a God of forgiveness, gracious and compassionate, {slow to anger}, abundant in loyal love, so you did not abandon them.

2 Corinthians 6:6

in purity, in knowledge, in patience, in kindness, in the Holy Spirit, in love without hypocrisy,

Ephesians 4:32

Become kind toward one another, compassionate, forgiving one another, just as also God in Christ has forgiven you.

1 Thessalonians 5:14

And we urge you, brothers, admonish the disorderly, console the discouraged, help the sick, be patient toward all [people].

Genesis 30:1

When Rachel saw that she could not bear children to Jacob, Rachel envied her sister. And she said to Jacob, "Give me children--if not, I will die!"

Genesis 37:11

And his brothers were jealous of him, but his father kept the matter [in mind].

1 Samuel 25:21-22

Now David had said, "Surely {in vain} I guarded all that this fellow had in the desert. And nothing was missed of all that [was] his, but he returned evil against me in place of good!

1 Samuel 25:33-34

And blessed be your discretion, and blessed be you who have prevented me this day from bloodguilt and [from] delivering myself by my own hand.

1 Kings 20:10-11

Then Ben-Hadad sent to him and said, "Thus may the gods do to me and thus may they add if the dust of Samaria is sufficient for the hollow of a hand for all of the people who are at my feet."

Psalm 10:5

His ways endure at all times. Your judgments are aloof from him. [As for] all his enemies, he scoffs at them.

Proverbs 13:10

Only by insolence is strife set up, and wisdom [is] with those who take advice.

Proverbs 17:9

He who forgives an affront fosters love, but he who waits on a matter will alienate a friend.

Proverbs 17:14

[Like] the release of water [is] the beginning of strife; before it breaks out, stop the quarrel.

Proverbs 19:22

The craving of a man [is] his steadfast loyalty, and [it is] better [to be] poor than a {liar}.

Proverbs 25:8-10

do not hastily bring out to court, for what will you do at its end, when your neighbor puts you to shame?

Proverbs 31:20

Her palm she opens to the poor, and her hand she reaches [out] to the needy.

Proverbs 31:26

She opens her mouth with wisdom, and instruction of kindness [is] upon her tongue.

Ecclesiastes 7:8-9

The end of a matter [is] better than its beginning; {better to be slow to anger than hot-headed}.

Ecclesiastes 10:4

If the anger of the ruler rises against you, do not leave your post, for calmness can undo great offenses.

Daniel 3:19-22

Then Nebuchadnezzar was filled with anger and the image of his face was changed {toward} Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, [so he] {ordered and said} to heat up the one furnace seven times what was usual to heat [it] up.

Matthew 27:18

(For he knew that they had handed him over because of envy.

Luke 6:35-36

But love your enemies, and do good, and lend expecting back nothing, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.

Acts 7:9

And the patriarchs, [because they] were jealous of Joseph, sold [him] into Egypt. And God was with him,

Romans 1:29

being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greediness, malice, full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malevolence. [They are] gossipers,

1 Corinthians 3:3

for you are still fleshly. For where [there is] jealousy and strife among you, are you not fleshly, and do you not live like [unregenerate] people?

1 Corinthians 4:18

But some have become arrogant, as [if] I were not coming to you.

1 Corinthians 5:2

And you are inflated with pride, and should you not rather have mourned, so that the one who has done this deed would be removed from your midst?

1 Corinthians 8:1

Now concerning food sacrificed to idols, we know that "we all have knowledge." Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.

2 Corinthians 12:20

For I am afraid lest somehow [when I] arrive, I will not find you as I want, and I may be found by you as you do not want. [I am afraid] lest somehow [there will be] strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, slander, gossip, pride, disorder.

Galatians 5:21-22

envy, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, [things] which I am telling you [in advance], just as I said before, that the ones who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

Galatians 5:26

We must not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.

Ephesians 4:2

with all humility and gentleness, with patience, putting up with one another in love,

Philippians 1:15

Some even because of envy and strife preach Christ, but some also because of good will.

Philippians 2:1-5

Therefore, if [there is] any encouragement in Christ, if any consolation of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and compassion,

Colossians 1:11

enabled with all power, according to his glorious might, for all steadfastness and patience with joy,

Colossians 2:18

Let no one condemn you, taking pleasure in humility and the worship of angels, going into detail [about] [the things] which he has seen, inflated without cause by his fleshly mind,

1 Timothy 6:4

he is conceited, understanding nothing, but having a morbid interest concerning controversies and disputes about words, from which come envy, strife, slanders, evil suspicions,

2 Timothy 2:25

correcting those who are opposed with gentleness, [seeing] whether perhaps God may grant them repentance to a knowledge of the truth,

2 Timothy 3:10

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

2 Timothy 4:2

preach the word, be ready in season [and] out of season, reprove, rebuke, exhort, with all patience and instruction.

Titus 3:3

For we also were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, enslaved to various desires and pleasures, spending our lives in wickedness and envy, despicable, hating one another.

James 3:14-17

But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and tell lies against the truth.

James 4:5

Or do you think that in vain the scripture says, "The spirit which he caused to dwell in us desires jealously"?

1 Peter 2:1

Therefore, ridding yourselves of all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander,

1 Peter 3:8

And finally, all [of you be] harmonious, sympathetic, showing mutual affection, compassionate, humble,

2 Peter 1:7

and with godliness, brotherly love, and with brotherly love, love.

1 John 3:16-18

We have come to know love by this: that {he} laid down his life on behalf of us, and we ought to lay down our lives on behalf of the brothers.

1 John 4:11

Dear friends, if God loved us in this way, we also ought to love one another.

Romans 13:13

Let us live decently, as in the day, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and licentiousness, not in strife and jealousy.

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