1 Peter 4:8
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New International Version
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.

New Living Translation
Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins.

English Standard Version
Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.

Berean Study Bible
Above all, love one another deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.

Berean Literal Bible
above all things, having fervent love among yourselves, because love covers over a multitude of sins,

New American Standard Bible
Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins.

King James Bible
And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Above all, maintain an intense love for each other, since love covers a multitude of sins.

International Standard Version
Above all, continue to love each other deeply, because love covers a multitude of sins.

NET Bible
Above all keep your love for one another fervent, because love covers a multitude of sins.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And before everything, have a severe love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Above all, love each other warmly, because love covers many sins.

New American Standard 1977
Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves; for charity shall cover a multitude of sins.

King James 2000 Bible
And above all things have fervent love among yourselves: for love shall cover a multitude of sins.

American King James Version
And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.

American Standard Version
above all things being fervent in your love among yourselves; for love covereth a multitude of sins:

Douay-Rheims Bible
But before all things have a constant mutual charity among yourselves: for charity covereth a multitude of sins.

Darby Bible Translation
but before all things having fervent love among yourselves, because love covers a multitude of sins;

English Revised Version
above all things being fervent in your love among yourselves; for love covereth a multitude of sins:

Webster's Bible Translation
And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity will cover a multitude of sins.

Weymouth New Testament
Above all continue to love one another fervently, for love throws a veil over a multitude of faults.

World English Bible
And above all things be earnest in your love among yourselves, for love covers a multitude of sins.

Young's Literal Translation
and, before all things, to one another having the earnest love, because the love shall cover a multitude of sins;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
4:7-11 The destruction of the Jewish church and nation, foretold by our Saviour, was very near. And the speedy approach of death and judgment concerns all, to which these words naturally lead our minds. Our approaching end, is a powerful argument to make us sober in all worldly matters, and earnest in religion. There are so many things amiss in all, that unless love covers, excuses, and forgives in others, the mistakes and faults for which every one needs the forbearance of others, Satan will prevail to stir up divisions and discords. But we are not to suppose that charity will cover or make amends for the sins of those who exercise it, so as to induce God to forgive them. The nature of a Christian's work, which is high work and hard work, the goodness of the Master, and the excellence of the reward, all require that our endeavours should be serious and earnest. And in all the duties and services of life, we should aim at the glory of God as our chief end. He is a miserable, unsettled wretch, who cleaves to himself, and forgets God; is only perplexed about his credit, and gain, and base ends, which are often broken, and which, when he attains, both he and they must shortly perish together. But he who has given up himself and his all to God, may say confidently that the Lord is his portion; and nothing but glory through Christ Jesus, is solid and lasting; that abideth for ever.
Study Bible
Living for God's Glory
7The end of all things is near. Therefore be clear minded and sober, so you can pray. 8Above all, love one another deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. 9Show hospitality to one another without complaining.…
Cross References
Proverbs 10:12
Hatred stirs up strife, But love covers all transgressions.

Proverbs 17:9
He who conceals a transgression seeks love, But he who repeats a matter separates intimate friends.

1 Corinthians 13:4
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.

James 5:20
consider this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of his way will save his soul from death and cover over a multitude of sins.

1 Peter 1:22
Since you have purified your souls by obedience to the truth, so that you have a genuine love for your brothers, love one another deeply, from a pure heart.
Treasury of Scripture

And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.

above.

Colossians 3:14 And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfection.

James 5:12 But above all things, my brothers, swear not, neither by heaven, …

3 John 1:2 Beloved, I wish above all things that you may prosper and be in health, …

fervent. [Agapen ektenes, 'intense love; for love shall cover (or covers, [kalupto,] in the present tense, as several copies read) a multitude of sins;' which seems a reference to the proverb, 'love covereth all sins,' Pr.

1 Peter 1:22 Seeing you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through …

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not …

1 Corinthians 14:1 Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that …

1 Thessalonians 3:12 And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, …

1 Thessalonians 4:9,10 But as touching brotherly love you need not that I write to you: …

2 Thessalonians 1:3 We are bound to thank God always for you, brothers, as it is meet, …

1 Timothy 1:5 Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and …

Hebrews 13:1 Let brotherly love continue.

2 Peter 1:6,7 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience …

for.

Proverbs 10:12 Hatred stirs up strifes: but love covers all sins.

Proverbs 12:16 A fool's wrath is presently known: but a prudent man covers shame.

Proverbs 17:9 He that covers a transgression seeks love; but he that repeats a …

Proverbs 18:13 He that answers a matter before he hears it, it is folly and shame to him.

1 Corinthians 13:7 Bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

James 5:20 Let him know, that he which converts the sinner from the error of …

shall. or, will.

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