Parallel Verses

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

rejoiceth not in iniquity: but rejoiceth in the truth,

New American Standard Bible

does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth;

King James Version

Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;

Holman Bible

Love finds no joy in unrighteousness
but rejoices in the truth.

International Standard Version

is never glad with sin; she's always glad to side with truth, and pleased that truth will win.

A Conservative Version

does not rejoice in wrong but rejoices in the truth,

American Standard Version

rejoiceth not in unrighteousness, but rejoiceth with the truth;


It does not rejoice at injustice, but rejoices with the truth [when right and truth prevail].

An Understandable Version

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

Anderson New Testament

rejoices not in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth;

Bible in Basic English

It takes no pleasure in wrongdoing, but has joy in what is true;

Common New Testament

it does not rejoice in evil, but rejoices with the truth.

Daniel Mace New Testament

it does not countenance injustice, but smiles upon virtue;

Darby Translation

does not rejoice at iniquity but rejoices with the truth,

Godbey New Testament

it does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but it rejoices in the truth;

Goodspeed New Testament

It is not happy over injustice, it is only happy with truth.

John Wesley New Testament

Covereth all things,

Julia Smith Translation

Rejoices not at injustice, and rejoices with the truth;

King James 2000

Rejoices not in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth;

Lexham Expanded Bible

[it] does not rejoice at unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth,

Modern King James verseion

Charity does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices in the truth,

Moffatt New Testament

love is never glad when others go wrong, love is gladdened by goodness,

Montgomery New Testament

but rejoices when the truth rejoices.

NET Bible

It is not glad about injustice, but rejoices in the truth.

New Heart English Bible

does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth;

Noyes New Testament

rejoiceth not at iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth,

Sawyer New Testament

rejoices not in wickedness, but rejoices in the truth;

The Emphasized Bible

Rejoiceth not over unrighteousness, but rejoiceth in sympathy with truth, -

Thomas Haweis New Testament

rejoiceth not in unrighteousness, but rejoiceth in the truth;

Twentieth Century New Testament

Love never rejoices at evil, but rejoices in the triumph of Truth;


Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;

Weymouth New Testament

She finds no pleasure in injustice done to others, but joyfully sides with the truth.

Williams New Testament

Is never glad when wrong is done, but always glad when truth prevails;

World English Bible

doesn't rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth;

Worrell New Testament

rejoices not at unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth;

Worsley New Testament

suspecteth no evil, rejoiceth not at injustice, but rejoiceth in the truth:

Youngs Literal Translation

rejoiceth not over the unrighteousness, and rejoiceth with the truth;


Root Form
Usage: 60

not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

on, in, upon, unto, to,
Usage: 644

Usage: 20

but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

rejoice with, rejoice in
Usage: 5


Devotionals about 1 Corinthians 13:6




Images 1 Corinthians 13:6

Prayers for 1 Corinthians 13:6

Context Readings

Love, The More Excellent Way

5 dealeth not dishonestly, seeketh not her own, is not provoked to anger, thinketh not evil, 6 rejoiceth not in iniquity: but rejoiceth in the truth, 7 suffereth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth in all things.

Cross References

2 John 1:4

I rejoiced greatly, that I found of thy children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment of the father.

Romans 1:32

Which men, though they knew the righteousness of God, how that they which such things commit are worthy of death: yet not only do the same, but also have pleasure in them that do them.

2 Thessalonians 2:12

that all they might be damned which believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

Exodus 18:9

And Jethro rejoiced over all the good which the LORD had done to Israel, and because he had delivered them out of the hand of the Egyptians.

Joshua 22:22-33

"The mighty God Jehovah, he knoweth, and Israel shall know if; it be to rebel or transgress against the LORD, then the LORD save us not this day.

1 Samuel 23:19-21

Then came the Ziphites to Saul, to Gibeah, saying, "David hideth himself fast by us in strongholds that are in a thicket in the hill of Hachilah on the rightside of the wilderness.

2 Samuel 4:10-12

him that told me how that Saul was dead, thinking to have brought me good tidings, I caught and slew in Ziklag, to give him a reward for his tidings-bringing.

Psalm 10:3

For the ungodly hath made boast of his own heart's desire, and speaketh good of the covetous, whom the LORD abhorreth.

Psalm 119:136

Mine eyes gush out with water, because men keep not thy law.

Proverbs 14:9

Fools make but a sport of sin; but there is favourable love among the righteous.

Jeremiah 9:1

O Who will give my head water enough, and a well of tears for mine eyes, that I may weep night and day for the slaughter of my people?

Jeremiah 13:17

But if ye will not hear me, that give you secret warning, I will mourn from my whole heart for your stubbornness. Piteously will I weep, and the tears shall gush out of mine eyes. For the LORD's flock shall be carried away captive.

Jeremiah 20:10

For why? I heard so many derisions and blasphemies, yea even of my own companions, and such as were conversant with me: which went about, to make me afraid, saying, "Upon him; let us go upon him, to fear him, and make him hold his tongue: that we may overcome him, and be avenged of him."

Hosea 4:8

They eat up the sins of my people, and courage them in their wickedness.

Hosea 7:3

They make the king and the princes, to have pleasure in their wickedness and lies.

Micah 7:8

O thou enemy of mine, rejoice not at my fall, for I shall get up again: and though I sit in darkness, yet the LORD is my light.

Luke 19:41-42

And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept on it,

Luke 22:5

And they were glad: and promised to give him money.

Romans 12:9

Let love be without dissimulation. Hate that which is evil, and cleave unto that which is good.

2 Corinthians 7:9-16

But I now rejoice, not that ye were sorry, but that ye so sorrowed, that ye repented.

Philippians 1:4

always in all my prayers for you all, and pray with gladness,

Philippians 1:18

What then? So that Christ be preached all manner ways, whether it be by occasion, or of true meaning, I therein joy: Yea and will joy.

Philippians 2:17-18

Yea, and though I be offered up upon the offering and sacrifice of your faith: I rejoice and rejoice with you all.

Philippians 3:18

For many walk - of whom I have told you often, and now tell you weeping - that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ,

1 Thessalonians 3:6-10

But now lately when Timothy came from you unto us and declared to us your faith, and your love, and how that ye have good remembrance of us always, desiring to see us, as we desire to see you.

3 John 1:3-4

I rejoiced greatly when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, how thou in truth walkest.

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