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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
13:4 The love of God, and of our neighbour for God's sake, is patient toward, all men. It, suffers all the weakness, ignorance, errors, and infirmities of the children of God; all the malice and wickedness of the children of the world: and all this, not only for a time, but to the end. And in every step toward overcoming evil with good, it is kind, soft, mild, benign. It inspires the sufferer at once with the most amiable sweetness, and the most fervent and tender affection. Love acteth not rashly - Does not hastily condemn any one; never passes a severe sentence on a slight or sudden view of things. Nor does it ever act or behave in a violent, headstrong, or precipitate manner. Is not puffed up - Yea, humbles the soul to the dust.
1Co 13:4 The action of love is now described. Charity suffereth long. Love endures slights and wrongs patiently and long, and returns a kindly spirit. It is "slow to anger" (Ps 103:8). Christ, "when he was reviled, reviled not again" (1Pe 2:23). "The fruit of the Spirit is long-suffering" (Ga 5:22). See also Ro 2:4 2Co 6:6. Charity envieth not. How miserable is that envy which is made unhappy by the good fortune of another. Cain is an example. Love excludes it. A mother does not envy her child. Vaunteth not itself. Does not ostentatiously boast of superiority, not is it inflated.
Natalie's comment on 2014-02-19 12:55:34:
That is the law of God and I agree
Hudgeson's comment on 2013-12-13 11:04:14:
Love brings unity,peace and solidarity,so love is important to anyone either to a believer or non believer.
Inez's comment on 2013-09-19 10:34:03:
While God walked earth in the image of Christ Jesus, we see Jesus being able to do any and everything....None in all their power and glory then and now can to be compared or likened to Him...Yet we saw Him living like a pauper...not showing off what he could do or he he really was....Yes that was not important...being kind and giving comfort and forgiveness to the sick and the afflicted, the demon possessed and point people to wisdom and understanding...God did not just say love but he lived love showing us that the humble way out is the winner way out.....One can only begin to love when he debase/humbles himself for only then can he see others....
Seretta Bolo's comment on 2013-08-27 15:18:07:
I believe this verse so much that's what I built my marriage on and I stayed in my marriage till God parted us! Amen and Amen I pray that younger women would believe and do everything it takes to stay in their marriages according to God's instructions on marriage!
Esther's comment on 2013-03-15 08:01:08:
Love is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and plenteous in mercy. Since God is love and all these describe His nature, we can be sure that love also posses all these. Psalm 103:8
Richard's comment on 2013-02-03 08:57:39:
Indeed God is Love.
Kenneth Pugh's comment on 2012-09-02 15:07:05:
I am pondering those occasions when God modeled patience... Also, it strikes me that this aspect of God's care for us is abused with, in that we feel that God is somehow soft and perhaps not willing to do what He has said He would do...
Oyatomi's comment on 2012-05-04 01:42:28:
love is a virtue we ought to uphold daily and live every breathing moment
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