“Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;”
King James Version (KJV)
13:5 It doth not behave indecently - Is not rude, or willingly offensive, to any. It renders to all their due - Suitable to time, person, and all other circumstances. Seeketh not her own - Ease, pleasure, honour, or temporal advantage. Nay, sometimes the lover of mankind seeketh not, in some sense, even his own spiritual advantage; does not think of himself, so long as a zeal for the glory of God and the souls of men swallows him up. But, though he is all on fire for these ends, yet he is not provoked to sharpness or unkindness toward any one. Outward provocations indeed will frequently occur; but he triumphs over all. Love thinketh no evil - Indeed it cannot but see and hear evil things, and know that they are so; but it does not willingly think evil of any; neither infer evil where it does not appear. It tears up, root and branch, all imagining of what we have not proof. It casts out all jealousies, all evil surmises, all readiness to believe evil.
1Co 13:5 Doth not behave itself unseemly. Discourteously and in a way to shock good manners or morals. Seeketh not its own. Is unselfish and disinterested. See Ro 12:10. Is not easily provoked. Does not fly into a rage, but keeps the temper under control. Thinketh no evil. "Taketh not account of evil". The idea of the Revised Version is that love does not keep a record of evil rendered so as to return it.