Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown
suffereth long—under provocations of evil from others. The negative side of love.
is kind—the positive side. Extending good to others. Compare with love's features here those of the "wisdom from above" (James 3:17).
envieth—The Greek includes also jealousy.
vaunteth not—in words, even of gifts which it really possesses; an indirect rebuke of those at Corinth who used the gift of tongues for mere display.
not puffed up—with party zeal, as some at Corinth were (I Corinthians 4:6).
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1 Corinthians 12:31
1 Corinthians 13:1
2 Corinthians 6:6
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