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

  • Swchu
    Interesting and rewarding source knowledge for happy growth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Joanne stern
    I love these verses. God looks at our hearts. Not what we do, but why do we do it. Are we wanting to be center stage or do we want to praise and glorify GOD?
  • BSP
    This chapter is a beautiful description of how love should cause us to behave and how it should restrain us from behaving.
  • Abigael
    God himself is charity so it is expected of us to love our brothers and sisters much till there's no one to love so that we can be like him.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    May God give us the grace to display charity (love) to all.
  • A disciple
    The Scriptures say that if we endure to the end and overcome, we shall be kings and priest to God. Jesus said, that in the Regeneration, when He shall sit on the throne of His glory; we too shall sit upon thrones judging His people. In Deut. 17:14-20 it is commanded the kings to write out a copy of the Law, and read in it continually: to be able to judge right, and so to not be lifted up in pride.

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