NIV 1984 Bible (PDF)

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 (NIV)

4Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.

5It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.

6Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.

7It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

 

Proverbs 23:22 (NIV)

Listen to your father, who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old.

 

1 Timothy 5:1-5 (NIV)

1Do not rebuke an older man harshly, but exhort him as if he were your father. Treat younger men as brothers,

2older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters, with absolute purity.

3Give proper recognition to those widows who are really in need.

4But if a widow has children or grandchildren, these should learn first of all to put their religion into practice by caring for their own family and so repaying their parents and grandparents, for this is pleasing to God.

5The widow who is really in need and left all alone puts her hope in God and continues night and day to pray and to ask God for help.