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Love never gives up

Love never gives up (στέγω/stegō, 1 Cor 13:7). If we take stegō to mean bear, stand, or endure, we would follow the NLT. This would…

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Love rejoices over truth not injustice

Love doesn’t rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out (1 Cor 13:5). It has no taste for the bitter, hateful, vengeful, or…

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Love doesn’t tally up wrongs

Love keeps no record of being wronged (1 Cor 13:5). This expression might include the idea of failing even to take notice of being wronged….

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Love isn’t irritable

Love isn’t irritable (παροξύνω/paroxunō, 1 Cor 13:5). Another way of putting it is that love doesn’t fly off the handle. Notice that this doesn’t say…

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Love doesn’t demand its own way

Love doesn’t demand its own way; it isn’t self-seeking and doesn’t demand self-fulfillment (1 Cor 13:5). Thiselton notes that love can even give up its…

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Love isn’t rude

Love isn’t rude (ἀρχεμονέω/archēmoneō, 1 Cor 13:5), it won’t behave disgracefully, dishonorably, or indecently toward another. The Septuagint uses the same Greek term for shaming…

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Love isn’t proud

Love isn’t… proud (φυσιόω/physioō, 1 Cor 13:4). It won’t maintain an exaggerated self-perception. This term uses the metaphor of inflation to warn against taking on…

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Love isn’t boastful

Love isn’t… boastful (περπερεύομαι/perpereuomai, 1 Cor 13:4). It doesn’t brag, doesn’t boast of status, isn’t a braggart or blowhard. A Scottish Bible commentator named Barclay…

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Love isn’t jealous

Love isn’t jealous (v. 4, ζηλόω/zēloō). There are two kinds of jealousy: one is the positive intense interest in something or someone, such as God…

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Love is kind

A note to my readers: I apologize that this first published as an incomplete post. I have the whole series scheduled and queued up even…

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