Marriage and Family Series – But to Rejoice

What are we looking to uphold? What are we looking for in others? – –

Rejoiceth 5463 5719 not 3756 in 1909 iniquity, 93 but 1161 rejoiceth 4796 5719 in the 225 truth 225 ;

does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth;


4Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8Love never fails.

New King James


4Charity 26 suffereth long, 3114 5719 and is kind; 5541 5736 charity 26 envieth 2206 5719 not; 3756 charity 26 vaunteth 4068 3756 not 4068 5736 itself, 4068 5736 is 5448 not 3756 puffed up, 5448 5743 5Doth 807 not 3756 behave itself unseemly, 807 5719 seeketh 2212 5719 not 3756 her own, 1438 is 3947 not 3756 easily provoked, 3947 5743 thinketh 3049 5736 no 3756 evil; 2556 6Rejoiceth 5463 5719 not 3756 in 1909 iniquity, 93 but 1161 rejoiceth 4796 5719 in the 225 truth 225 ; 7Beareth 4722 5719 all things, 3956 believeth 4100 5719 all things, 3956 hopeth 1679 5719 all things, 3956 endureth 5278 5719 all things. 3956

8Charity 26 never 3763 faileth:

King James with Greek Reference Numbers


In the Greek Language the meaning of “rejoiceth” is as follows:

5463. caivrw chairoµ, khah’-ee-ro; a primary verb; to be “cheer”ful, i.e. calmly happy or well-off; impers. espec. as salutation (on meeting or parting), be well:- farewell, be glad, God speed, greeting, hall, joy (- fully), rejoice.

4796. sugcaivrw sugchairoµ, soong-khah’-ee-ro; from 4862 and 5463; to sympathize in gladness, congratulate:- rejoice in (with).


Within us should be that calm, content, satisfaction in the good and honest things in life. Gladness in living to a standard beyond ourselves. We should be applauding others efforts to do the same. Our interest should be in those doing good and spreading truth, not in those who seem to live the life of a bad train wreak. Yet, as a society to whom does our interest gravitate? In our families to whom do we give the most attention?


In the Greek Language the meaning of “iniquity” is as follows:

93. ajdikiva adikia, ad-ee-kee’-ah; from 94; (legal) injustice (prop. the quality, by impl. the act); mor. wrongfulness (of character, life or act):- iniquity, unjust, unrighteousness, wrong.

94. a[diko” adikoás, ad’-ee-kos; from 1 (as a neg. particle) and 1349; unjust; by extens. wicked; by impl. treacherous; spec. heathen:- unjust, unrighteous.


We seem as a society to have an abnormal interest in those who are living life in a wild and out of control manner or the one who does the most horrific evils of our time. We give them our attention and in so doing reflect to them that their behavior is somehow worthy of attention, when it is not. They are like the child who during the ‘terrible twos’ acts out in an attempt to get the attention and love they perceive they are missing. If we give that child love and attention when they act that way they will repeat their behavior the next time they want more love and attention. Perhaps even growing up to be one of those people who will do whatever it takes to get that attention they so crave. Alternatively, if we ignore that child’s behavior, they will begin to lose interest in acting in this manner, since; it seems to be getting them nowhere and is often very tiring for them.


In the Greek Language the meaning of “truth” is as follows:

225. ajlhvqeia aleµtheáia, al-ay’-thi-a; from 227; truth:- true, x truly, truth, verity.

227. ajlhqhv” aleµtheµs, al-ay-thace’; from 1 (as a neg. particle) and 2990; true (as not concealing):- true, truly, truth.


Encarta r World English Dictionary defines “truth” as:

truth [trooth]


1. something factual: the thing that corresponds to fact or reality

If you tell the truth, you have nothing to fear.

spoke the truth

2. true quality: correspondence to fact or reality

3. true statement: a statement that corresponds to fact or reality

His story was a mixture of truths and untruths.

4. obvious fact: something that is so clearly true that it hardly needs to be stated

5. something generally believed: a statement that is generally believed to be true

a religious truth

6. honesty: honesty and sincerity

I can say in all truth that I never knew about his crimes.

7. conformity: adherence to a standard or law

8. loyalty: faithfulness to a person or a cause (dated)


We need to be celebrating the honesty, loyalty, dedication to God’s principals and standards of life, that people in our lives, family and society display! As we train up our children in the way they should go let us always remember to reward and celebrate these qualities of truth and goodness.





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