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What verse in the Bible is "Love is patient, love is kind?"

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"Love is patient, love is kind" is the first sentence in 1 Corinthians 13:4a in the New International Version of the Bible. Christian weddings often include 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a, which lists the characteristics of Christian love. The verses analyze how love behaves, explaining how to recognize its qualities.

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Bible commentaries state that the person who demonstrates the Christian love described in 1 Corinthians 13:4a behaves toward others with patience and kindness. Loving patience and kindness recur thematically in the Bible, as in 1 John 4:8 where the text infers an inherent patience and defines God as love. In Exodus 34:6, comparable traits include mercy, graciousness, faithfulness and unchanging love, traits that appear again in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a.

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