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

  • Joanne stern
    Besides all the great meaning in the scripture, it is so beautifully spoken in the king james version. I just don't see how anyone can be vain enough to think they can improve upon it
  • Irene123
    He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good, and what does the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God, Micah 6:8.

    Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: fear God, and keep His commandments, for this is the whole duty of man, Eccl. 12:13. If ye love me, keep my commandments, Jn.14:15.

    I remembered Mic., Jn by heart, cont.
  • Jake
    Love is easily understood on a very surface, conceptual level, but I think it is important not just to see compassion as a thing to implement,but rather to rediscover it as the intrinsic aspect of humanity that throughout our lives we have a tendency to build walls around in the interest of self preservation. It is important to work on removing our walls so our childlike love can shine through.
  • Bre
    I was taught a valuable lesson about love this weekend. A family member and I had a disagreement about money we was still speaking with one another. But out of no where that family member passed away . I'm so glad that we still continued to love each other.
  • Vikthor
    Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.... Those four keys goes for everyone the poor, rich, sick, motherless, handicapped, lonely, frustrated,for all are the living, but all without CHARITY is profiteth you nothing..
  • Lilian
    Charity is the greatest of all compared to your hope and faith. God have commanded us to do Coz even if you have faith and hope but without charity we will not be blessed. God filled our cups to overflow so that we can be a blessing and be light to others Thanks to the blood of Jesus. Lets keep praising Jesus and worship him alone for he is our Jehova our Provider our Peace and righteousness AMN

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