Parallel Verses

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

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

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,


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.

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;

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;


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,


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Devotionals about 1 Corinthians 13:4

Devotionals containing 1 Corinthians 13:4





Images 1 Corinthians 13:4

Prayers for 1 Corinthians 13:4

Context Readings

Love, The More Excellent Way

3 And though I bestowed all my goods to feed the poor, and though I gave my body even that I burned, and yet had no love, it profiteth me nothing. 4 Love suffereth long, and is courteous. Love envieth not. Love doth not forwardly, swelleth not, 5 dealeth not dishonestly, seeketh not her own, is not provoked to anger, thinketh not evil,

Cross References

Colossians 3:12

Now therefore as elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercy, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, long suffering,

Proverbs 10:12

Evil will stirreth up strife; but love covereth the multitude of sins.

1 Corinthians 4:6

These things, brethren, I have described in mine own person, and Apollos, for your sakes - that ye might learn by us that no man count of himself beyond that which is above written: that one swell not against another for any man's cause.

1 Peter 4:8

But above all things, have fervent love among you. For love covereth the multitude of sins.

Nehemiah 9:17

and refused to hear, and were not mindful of the wonders that thou didst for them: but became obstinate and heady insomuch that they turned back to their bondage in their disobedience. But thou, my God, forgavest, and wast gracious, merciful, patient, and of great goodness, and forsookest them not.

2 Corinthians 6:6

in pureness, in knowledge, in longsuffering, in kindness, in the holy ghost, in love unfeigned,

Ephesians 4:32

Be ye courteous one to another, and merciful, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake forgave you.

1 Thessalonians 5:14

We desire you brethren warn them that are unruly, comfort the feeble minded, forbear the weak, have continual patience toward all men.

Genesis 30:1

When Rachel saw that she bare Jacob no children, she envied her sister and said unto Jacob, "Give me children, or else I am but dead."

Genesis 37:11

And his brethren hated him, but his father noted the saying.

1 Samuel 25:21-22

And David said, "In vain have I kept all that this fellow had in the wilderness: so that nought was missed that pertained unto him, for he hath quite me with evil for good.

1 Samuel 25:33-34

And blessed be thy behaviour, and blessed be thou which hath kept me this day from coming to shed blood and from avenging myself with mine own hand.

1 Kings 20:10-11

Then Benhadad sent unto him and said, "Thus do the gods to me and so thereto, if the dust of Samaria be enough for all the people that follow me, that every man may have a handful."

Psalm 10:5

His ways are always grievous; thy judgments are far above, out of his sight. Therefore defieth he all his enemies.

Proverbs 13:10

Among the proud there is ever strife; but among those that do all things with advisement, there is wisdom.

Proverbs 17:9

Whoso covereth another man's offense, seeketh love; but he that discloseth the fault, setteth friends at variance.

Proverbs 17:14

He that soweth discord and strife, is like one that diggeth up a water brook; but an open enemy is like the water that breaketh out and runneth abroad.

Proverbs 19:22

It is a man's worship to do good; and better it is to be a poor man, than a dissembler.

Proverbs 25:8-10

Be not hasty to go to the law, lest thou knowest not what to do when thy neighbor hath confounded thee.

Proverbs 31:20

She openeth her hand to the poor, yea she stretcheth forth her hands to such as have need

Proverbs 31:26

She openeth her mouth with wisdom, and in her tongue is the law of grace.

Ecclesiastes 7:8-9

The end of a thing is better than the beginning. The patient of spirit is better than the high minded.

Ecclesiastes 10:4

If a principal spirit be given thee to bear rule, be not negligent then in thine office: for so shall great wickedness be put down, as it were with a medicine.

Daniel 3:19-22

Then was Nebuchadnezzar full of indignation, so that the countenance of his face changed upon Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. Therefore he charged and commanded, that the oven should be made seven times hotter, than it was wont to be:

Matthew 27:18

For he knew well, that for envy they had delivered him.

Luke 6:35-36

Wherefore, love ye your enemies, do good, and lend, looking for nothing again: and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the highest: for he is kind unto the unkind, and to the evil.

Acts 7:9

And the patriarchs, having indignation, sold Joseph into Egypt, and God was with him,

Romans 1:29

being full of all unrighteous doing: of fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness, full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, evil-conditioned whisperers,

1 Corinthians 3:3

For ye are yet carnal. As long verily as there is among you envying, strife and dissension: are ye not carnal, and walk after the manner of men?

1 Corinthians 4:18

Some swell, as though I would come no more at you:

1 Corinthians 5:2

And ye swell and have not rather sorrowed, that he which hath done this deed might be put from among you.

1 Corinthians 8:1

To speak of things dedicated unto idols, we are sure that we all have knowledge. Knowledge maketh a man swell: but love edifieth.

2 Corinthians 12:20

For I fear, lest it come to pass, that when I come I shall not find you such as I would: and I shall be found unto you such as I would not. I fear lest there be found among you debate, envying, wrath, strife, backbitings, whisperings, swellings, and discord.

Galatians 5:21-22

envying, murder, drunkenness, gluttony, and such like. Of the which I tell you before, as I have told you in time past, that they which commit such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

Galatians 5:26

Let us not be vainglorious, provoking one another, and envying one another.

Ephesians 4:2

in all humbleness of mind, and meekness, and long suffering, forbearing one another through love,

Philippians 1:15

Some there are which preach Christ of envy and strife, and some of goodwill.

Philippians 2:1-5

If there be among you any consolation in Christ, if there be any comfortable love, if there be any fellowship of the spirit, if there be any compassion of mercy:

Colossians 1:11

strengthened with all might, through his glorious power, unto all patience, and long suffering, with joyfulness,

Colossians 2:18

Let no man make you shoot at a wrong mark, which after his own imagination walketh in the humbleness and holiness of angels, things which he never saw: causeless, puffed up with his fleshly mind,

1 Timothy 6:4

he is puffed up and knoweth nothing: but wasteth his brains about questions, and strife of words, whereof spring envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings

2 Timothy 2:25

and one that can suffer the evil in meekness, and can inform them that resist - if that God at any time will give them repentance for to know the truth -

2 Timothy 3:10

But thou hast seen the experience of my doctrine, fashion of living, purpose, faith, long suffering, love, patience,

2 Timothy 4:2

Preach the word, be fervent; be it in season, or out of season. Improve, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine.

Titus 3:3

For we ourselves also were in times past, unwise, disobedient, deceived, in danger to lusts, and to divers manners of voluptuousness, living in maliciousness and envy, full of hate, hating one another.

James 3:14-17

But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, rejoice not: neither be liars against the truth.

James 4:5

Either do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, "The spirit that dwelleth in you, lusteth even contrary to envy,"

1 Peter 2:1

Wherefore, lay aside all maliciousness, and all guile, and dissimulation, and envy, and all backbiting:

1 Peter 3:8

In conclusion, be ye all of one mind, one suffer with another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous,

2 Peter 1:7

in godliness, brotherly kindness; in brotherly kindness, love.

1 John 3:16-18

Hereby are we assured of love: because he left his life for us: And therefore we ought also to give our lives for our brethren.

1 John 4:11

Dearly beloved, if God so loved us, then we ought also to love one another.

Romans 13:13

Let us walk honestly as it were in the daylight: not in eating and drinking: neither in chambering and wantonness: neither in strife and envying:

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