Parallel Verses

An Understandable Version

[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].

New American Standard Bible

does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered,

King James Version

Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;

Holman Bible

does not act improperly,
is not selfish, is not provoked,
and does not keep a record of wrongs.

International Standard Version

and she is never rude; she never thinks just of herself or ever gets annoyed. She never is resentful;

A Conservative Version

It does not behave improperly, does not seek the things of itself, is not made sharp, does not contemplate evil,

American Standard Version

doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not its own, is not provoked, taketh not account of evil;

Amplified

It is not rude; it is not self-seeking, it is not provoked [nor overly sensitive and easily angered]; it does not take into account a wrong endured.

Anderson New Testament

does nothing unbecoming, seeks not her own, is not easily provoked, thinks no evil,

Bible in Basic English

Love's ways are ever fair, it takes no thought for itself; it is not quickly made angry, it takes no account of evil;

Common New Testament

or rude, it does not seek its own, it is not provoked, it keeps no record of wrongs,

Daniel Mace New Testament

is not self-interested, is not easily provoked, nor suspects any ill;

Darby Translation

does not behave in an unseemly manner, does not seek what is its own, is not quickly provoked, does not impute evil,

Godbey New Testament

does not behave itself uncomely, seeks not its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil;

Goodspeed New Testament

It is not rude. It does not insist on its rights. It does not become angry. It is not resentful.

John Wesley New Testament

Doth not behave indecently, seeketh not her own, is not provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not at iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth:

Julia Smith Translation

It demeans itself not unbecomingly, seeks not the things of itself, is not irritated, reckons no evil;

King James 2000

Does not behave itself rudely, seeks not her own, is not easily provoked, keeps no record of evil;

Lexham Expanded Bible

[it] does not behave dishonorably, [it] {is not selfish}, [it] does not become angry, [it] does not keep a record of wrongs,

Modern King James verseion

does not behave indecently, does not seek her own, is not easily provoked, thinks no evil.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

dealeth not dishonestly, seeketh not her own, is not provoked to anger, thinketh not evil,

Moffatt New Testament

is never rude, never selfish, never irritated, never resentful;

Montgomery New Testament

is not rude, nor selfish, nor easily provoked. Love bears no malice, never rejoices over wrong-doing,

NET Bible

It is not rude, it is not self-serving, it is not easily angered or resentful.

New Heart English Bible

does not behave itself inappropriately, does not seek its own way, is not irritable, does not keep a record of wrongs;

Noyes New Testament

doth not behave herself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, maketh no account of an injury,

Sawyer New Testament

does not behave unbecomingly, seeks not her own, is not easily provoked, devises not evil,

The Emphasized Bible

Acteth not unbecomingly, seeketh not her own things, is not easily provoked, imputeth not that which is base,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

doth not act unseemly, seeketh not her own advantage, is not passionate, thinketh no evil;

Twentieth Century New Testament

Love is never self-seeking, never provoked, never reckons up her wrongs;

Webster

Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not its own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;

Weymouth New Testament

She does not behave unbecomingly, nor seek to aggrandize herself, nor blaze out in passionate anger, nor brood over wrongs.

Williams New Testament

It does not act with rudeness, or insist upon its rights; it never gets provoked, it never harbors evil thoughts;

World English Bible

doesn't behave itself inappropriately, doesn't seek its own way, is not provoked, takes no account of evil;

Worrell New Testament

behaves not unseemly, seeks not her own, is not provoked, takes no account of evil,

Worsley New Testament

doth not behave indecently, is not selfish, is not easily provoked,

Youngs Literal Translation

doth not act unseemly, doth not seek its own things, is not provoked, doth not impute evil,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Doth not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

ἀσχημονέω 
Aschemoneo 
Usage: 2

ἀσχημονέω 
Aschemoneo 
Usage: 2

ζητέω 
Zeteo 
Usage: 79

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

ἑαυτοῦ 
heautou 
Usage: 249

is
παροξύνω 
Paroxuno 
Usage: 2

παροξύνω 
Paroxuno 
Usage: 2

λογίζομαι 
Logizomai 
Usage: 40

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

Devotionals

Devotionals about 1 Corinthians 13:5

References

Watsons

Images 1 Corinthians 13:5

Prayers for 1 Corinthians 13:5

Context Readings

Love, The More Excellent Way

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]. 6 [Love] is not glad about the evil [that people do], but is glad about the truth [i.e., the good in their lives].


Cross References

1 Corinthians 10:24

No one should look out for his own interests [only], but for the interests of others [as well].

Philippians 2:21

For everyone else is looking out for his own interests, not for those of Jesus Christ.

Philippians 2:21

For everyone else is looking out for his own interests, not for those of Jesus Christ.

Philippians 2:21

For everyone else is looking out for his own interests, not for those of Jesus Christ.

Philippians 2:21-33

For everyone else is looking out for his own interests, not for those of Jesus Christ.

Philippians 2:21

For everyone else is looking out for his own interests, not for those of Jesus Christ.

Philippians 2:21

For everyone else is looking out for his own interests, not for those of Jesus Christ.

Philippians 2:21

For everyone else is looking out for his own interests, not for those of Jesus Christ.

Philippians 2:21-20

For everyone else is looking out for his own interests, not for those of Jesus Christ.

Philippians 2:21-16

For everyone else is looking out for his own interests, not for those of Jesus Christ.

Matthew 5:22

But I say to you that every person who is angry toward his brother will be subject to judgment; and whoever calls his brother 'stupid idiot' is subject to [being sentenced by] the [Jewish] Council, and whoever says, 'go to hell' is subject to going to the fire of hell [himself].

Matthew 9:4

Knowing what they were thinking, Jesus said, "Why are you having such evil thoughts in your minds?

Mark 3:5

And when He had looked around at them with righteous indignation, being grieved over their stubbornness, He said to the man, "Reach out your hand." And when he reached it out, his hand was restored [to normal use].

Luke 7:39

Now when the Pharisee who had invited Jesus saw this, he said to himself, "If this man were a prophet, he would have known who touched him and what kind of a woman she was --- a sinner."

Romans 14:12-15

So then, every one of us [i.e., including Christians] will have to give an account of himself to God.

Romans 15:1-2

Now those of us who are strong [spiritually] should put up with [or, help] the failings of [spiritually] weak people, and not [simply] do what pleases ourselves.

1 Corinthians 7:36

But if any man thinks he is [being tempted to] behave improperly toward his virgin [fiancee], and she is past prime [marriageable] age, and feels the need [to get married] [Note: The Greek says "and so it has to be"], he should do what he wants; they should get married --- that man has not sinned.

1 Corinthians 10:33

For even I myself [try] to please everyone in every way, and not to look out [just] for my own good, but [also] for the good of many people, so that they may be saved.

1 Corinthians 11:13-16

[So], judge for yourselves: Is it proper for a woman to pray to God [in the assembly] with her [physical] head uncovered [i.e., by hair or a shawl]?

1 Corinthians 11:18

For first of all, I have been informed [Note: This was probably by Chloe's family. See 1:11] that divisions exist among you people when you assemble as a congregation. And I am inclined to believe it [is true].

1 Corinthians 11:21-22

For as you are eating, each one of you partakes of his own supper [ahead of the others], so that one person is [still] hungry while the other gets drunk.

1 Corinthians 12:25

so that there would not be any division in the body [Note: Paul here leaves the analogy of the physical body and makes application to the spiritual body, the church], but that its parts should have equal concern for each other.

1 Corinthians 14:33-40

because God is not a God of disorder but of peace [i.e., harmony]. As is the practice in all of the churches of the saints [i.e., God's holy people],

2 Corinthians 5:19

That is, God was in Christ restoring the world to fellowship with Himself, not counting people's sins against them. And He entrusted to us the message of restoring people to fellowship [with Him].

Galatians 5:13

For you brothers were called [by God] to enjoy your freedom; but do not use this freedom as an excuse for living a sinful life; instead, use it to render loving service to each other.

Galatians 6:1-2

Brothers, if any one of you is overwhelmed by a [particular] sin, those of you who are spiritually minded should [attempt to] restore such a person [to faithfulness]. But do it in a gentle way, being very careful that you yourself do not become tempted [to get involved in any sin].

Philippians 2:3-5

Do not do anything from rivalry or from empty conceit, but in humility, consider others better than yourselves.

Philippians 4:8

Finally, brothers, give [careful] thought to these things: Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovable, whatever is commendable. If it is excellent; if it is praiseworthy; [think about it].

2 Thessalonians 3:7

For you, yourselves, know how you ought to follow our example, for we did not live in idleness when we were among you;

2 Timothy 2:10

So, I endure everything for the elect's sake [i.e., God's people], so that they can obtain the salvation which comes through Christ Jesus, with [its] never ending splendor.

James 1:19

You people [already] know this [or, "you should know this"], my dearly loved brothers. However, every person should be quick to listen, slow to talk and slow in becoming angry.

1 John 3:16-17

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 3:16

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 3:16

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 3:16-12

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].

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