1 Corinthians 13:4

“Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 1 Corinthians 13:4

Charitie suffereth long, and is kinde: charitie enuieth not: charitie vaunteth not it selfe, is not puffed vp,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Love is patient, love is kind {and} is not jealous; love does not brag {and} is not arrogant,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Love suffereth long, `and' is kind; love envieth not; love vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
- American Standard Version (1901)

Love is never tired of waiting; love is kind; love has no envy; love has no high opinion of itself, love has no pride;
- Basic English Bible

Love has long patience, is kind; love is not emulous [of others]; love is not insolent and rash, is not puffed up,
- Darby Bible

Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
- Webster's Bible

Love is patient and kind. Love knows neither envy nor jealousy. Love is not forward and self-assertive, nor boastful and conceited.
- Weymouth Bible

Love is patient and is kind; love doesn't envy. Love doesn't brag, is not proud,
- World English Bible

Charite is pacient, it is benygne; charite enuyeth not, it doith not wickidli, it is not blowun,
- Wycliffe Bible

The love is long-suffering, it is kind, the love doth not envy, the love doth not vaunt itself, is not puffed up,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for 1 Corinthians 13:4

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 13:4

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.

People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 13:4

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.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 13:4

  • MackintoshBrook on 1 Corinthians 13:4
    Those who can seize the opportunity to walk in front of them will succeed in all likelihood
  • we need to be studying this chapter of the bible everyday and also asking the Holy Spirit to help us to truly love .
  • This is the law of God and we should do as He command.God is love and i know He loves me regardless,His love is unconditional.Thank you Jesus!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Lord Jesus Please teach me to love others the way you have shown me that the LORD GOD loves me. Teach my heart with your Holy Spirit, lead me down your path. Bless your church and help us to spread your wonderful Word. Thank you Jesus my Savior. Amen.
  • Natalie on 1 Corinthians 13:4
    That is the law of God and I agree
  • Hudgeson on 1 Corinthians 13:4
    Love brings unity,peace and solidarity,so love is important to anyone either to a believer or non believer.
  • 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 on 1 Corinthians 13:4
    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 on 1 Corinthians 13:4
    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 on 1 Corinthians 13:4
    Indeed God is Love.


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