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1 Corinthians 13:6 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— rejoiceth not in unrighteousness, but rejoiceth with the truth;
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth;
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— does not rejoice at iniquity but rejoices with the truth,
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Rejoiceth not over unrighteousness, but rejoiceth in sympathy with truth,—
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— rejoiceth not over the unrighteousness, and rejoiceth with the truth;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth with the truth:
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Reioyceth not in iniquitie, but reioyceth in the trueth:
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— it rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Rejoiceth 5463
{5463} Prime
A primary verb; to be full of 'cheer', that is, calmly happy or well off; impersonal especially as a salutation (on meeting or parting), be well.
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
not 3756
{3756} Prime
A primary word; the absolutely negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not.
in 1909
{1909} Prime
A primary preposition properly meaning superimposition (of time, place, order, etc.), as a relation of distribution [with the genitive case], that is, over, upon, etc.; of rest (with the dative case) at, on, etc.; of direction (with the accusative case) towards, upon, etc.
iniquity, 93
{0093} Prime
From G0094; (legal) injustice (properly the quality, by implication the act); moral wrongfulness (of charater, life or act).
but 1161
{1161} Prime
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
rejoiceth 4796
{4796} Prime
From G4862 and G5463; to sympathize in gladness, congratulate.
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
in the x3588
(3588) Complement

The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
truth; 225
{0225} Prime
From G0227; truth.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

1 Corinthians 13:6

_ _ rejoiceth in the truth — rather, “rejoiceth with the truth.” Exults not at the perpetration of iniquity (unrighteousness) by others (compare Genesis 9:22, Genesis 9:23), but rejoices when the truth rejoices; sympathizes with it in its triumphs (2 John 1:4). See the opposite (2 Timothy 3:8), “Resist the truth.” So “the truth” and “unrighteousness” are contrasted (Romans 2:8). “The truth” is the Gospel truth, the inseparable ally of love (Ephesians 4:15; 2 John 1:12). The false charity which compromises “the truth” by glossing over “iniquity” or unrighteousness is thus tacitly condemned (Proverbs 17:15).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 1 Corinthians 13:4-7.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

1 Corinthians 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.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

1 Corinthians 13:6

Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but (f) rejoiceth in the truth;

(f) Rejoices at righteousness in the righteous. For by "truth" the Hebrews mean "righteousness".

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Rejoiceth not:

1 Samuel 23:19-21 Then came up the Ziphites to Saul to Gibeah, saying, Doth not David hide himself with us in strong holds in the wood, in the hill of Hachilah, which [is] on the south of Jeshimon? ... And Saul said, Blessed [be] ye of the LORD; for ye have compassion on me.
2 Samuel 4:10-12 When one told me, saying, Behold, Saul is dead, thinking to have brought good tidings, I took hold of him, and slew him in Ziklag, who [thought] that I would have given him a reward for his tidings: ... And David commanded his young men, and they slew them, and cut off their hands and their feet, and hanged [them] up over the pool in Hebron. But they took the head of Ishbosheth, and buried [it] in the sepulchre of Abner in Hebron.
Psalms 10:3 For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, and blesseth the covetous, [whom] the LORD abhorreth.
Psalms 119:136 Rivers of waters run down mine eyes, because they keep not thy law.
Proverbs 14:9 Fools make a mock at sin: but among the righteous [there is] favour.
Jeremiah 9:1 Oh that my head were waters, and mine eyes a fountain of tears, that I might weep day and night for the slain of the daughter of my people!
Jeremiah 13:17 But if ye will not hear it, my soul shall weep in secret places for [your] pride; and mine eye shall weep sore, and run down with tears, because the LORD'S flock is carried away captive.
Jeremiah 20:10 For I heard the defaming of many, fear on every side. Report, [say they], and we will report it. All my familiars watched for my halting, [saying], Peradventure he will be enticed, and we shall prevail against him, and we shall take our revenge on him.
Hosea 4:8 They eat up the sin of my people, and they set their heart on their iniquity.
Hosea 7:3 They make the king glad with their wickedness, and the princes with their lies.
Micah 7:8 Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD [shall be] a light unto me.
Luke 19:41-42 And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it, ... Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things [which belong] unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes.
Luke 22:5 And they were glad, and covenanted to give him money.
Romans 1:32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
Philippians 3:18 (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, [that they are] the enemies of the cross of Christ:


Exodus 18:9 And Jethro rejoiced for all the goodness which the LORD had done to Israel, whom he had delivered out of the hand of the Egyptians.
Joshua 22:22-33 The LORD God of gods, the LORD God of gods, he knoweth, and Israel he shall know; if [it be] in rebellion, or if in transgression against the LORD, (save us not this day,) ... And the thing pleased the children of Israel; and the children of Israel blessed God, and did not intend to go up against them in battle, to destroy the land wherein the children of Reuben and Gad dwelt.
Romans 12:9 [Let] love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.
2 Corinthians 7:9-16 Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye might receive damage by us in nothing. ... I rejoice therefore that I have confidence in you in all [things].
Philippians 1:4 Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy,
Philippians 1:18 What then? notwithstanding, every way, whether in pretence, or in truth, Christ is preached; and I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice.
Philippians 2:17-18 Yea, and if I be offered upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all. ... For the same cause also do ye joy, and rejoice with me.
1 Thessalonians 3:6-10 But now when Timotheus came from you unto us, and brought us good tidings of your faith and charity, and that ye have good remembrance of us always, desiring greatly to see us, as we also [to see] you: ... Night and day praying exceedingly that we might see your face, and might perfect that which is lacking in your faith?
2 John 1:4 I rejoiced greatly that I found of thy children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father.
3 John 1:3 For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth.

in the truth:
or, "with the truth"
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