1 Corinthians 13:6

“Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Reioyceth not in iniquitie, but reioyceth in the trueth:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

rejoiceth not in unrighteousness, but rejoiceth with the truth;
- American Standard Version (1901)

It takes no pleasure in wrongdoing, but has joy in what is true;
- Basic English Bible

does not rejoice at iniquity but rejoices with the truth,
- Darby Bible

Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
- Webster's Bible

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

doesn't rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth;
- World English Bible

it ioyeth not on wickidnesse, but it ioieth togidere to treuthe;
- Wycliffe Bible

rejoiceth not over the unrighteousness, and rejoiceth with the truth;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 13:6

13:6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity - Yea, weeps at either the sin or folly of even an enemy; takes no pleasure in hearing or in repeating it, but desires it may be forgotten for ever. But rejoiceth in the truth - Bringing forth its proper fruit, holiness of heart and life. Good in general is its glory and joy, wherever diffused in all the world.

People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 13:6

1Co 13:6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity. Instead of rejoicing, is filled with sadness by wrong doing of any kind, but does rejoiceth in the truth, or, as in the Revised Version, "with the truth" in its triumphs.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 13

  • Willa Johnson
    I would pray that I would do all things in Christ
    Who gives love (charity) freely.
  • Lilian
    God reminds us to Love one another as He have loves us. We have to abide Faith, Hope and Charity but Charity is the most and greatest powerful words that we have to do. Charity is the act of Giving money, food or other kinds of help to those people who are in need. Its just Jesus reminded us to share our blessings to the poor. Without sharing and thanksgiving we will not recieve a blessing. Amen
  • Cecilia Mae
    I heard something guite different when read in context. I thought it said that the special gifts i.e. prophecy, healing, knowledge would be given up as a child gives up childish things. There will be no need of them for only love will remain.
  • Millicent
    1 Corinthians 13 is a very powerful and direct book. It highlights the importance of having love and not just having gifts. Gifts will fade away, but love will stand firm.
  • Anne Marie
    Charity is all heart and nothing more, performed simply for the act of giving to others.

    Bless us all
  • Mary Ann Dion
    Faith without good works is empty. In other words, charity is caring about and helping others. Not alms for the poor but making a sacrifice with time and talent.

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