Proverbs 10:12
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs.

New Living Translation
Hatred stirs up quarrels, but love makes up for all offenses.

English Standard Version
Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.

New American Standard Bible
Hatred stirs up strife, But love covers all transgressions.

King James Bible
Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Hatred stirs up conflicts, but love covers all offenses.

International Standard Version
Hatred awakens contention, but love covers all transgressions.

NET Bible
Hatred stirs up dissension, but love covers all transgressions.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Hatred stirs up judgment, and shame will cover all the evil ones.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Hate starts quarrels, but love covers every wrong.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Hatred stirs up strifes, but love covers all sins.

King James 2000 Bible
Hatred stirs up strife: but love covers all sins.

American King James Version
Hatred stirs up strifes: but love covers all sins.

American Standard Version
Hatred stirreth up strifes; But love covereth all transgressions.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Hatred stirreth up strifes: and charity covereth all sins.

Darby Bible Translation
Hatred stirreth up strifes; but love covereth all transgressions.

English Revised Version
Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all transgressions.

Webster's Bible Translation
Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.

World English Bible
Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all wrongs.

Young's Literal Translation
Hatred awaketh contentions, And over all transgressions love covereth.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

10:7. Both the just and the wicked must die; but between their souls there is a vast difference. 8. The wise in heart puts his knowledge in practice. 9. Dissemblers, after all their shuffling, will be exposed. 10. Trick and artifice will be no excuse for iniquity. 11. The good man's mouth is always open to teach, comfort, and correct others. 12. Where there is hatred, every thing stirs up strife. By bearing with each other, peace and harmony are preserved. 13. Those that foolishly go on in wicked ways, prepare rods for themselves. 14. Whatever knowledge may be useful, we must lay it up, that it may not be to seek when we want it. The wise gain this wisdom by reading, by hearing the word, by meditation, by prayer, by faith in Christ, who is made of God unto us wisdom. 15. This refers to the common mistakes both of rich and poor, as to their outward condition. Rich people's wealth exposes them to many dangers; while a poor man may live comfortably, if he is content, keeps a good conscience, and lives by faith. 16. Perhaps a righteous man has no more than what he works hard for, but that labour tends to life. 17. The traveller that has missed his way, and cannot bear to be told of it, and to be shown the right way, must err still. 18. He is especially a fool who thinks to hide anything from God; and malice is no better. 19. Those that speak much, speak much amiss. He that checks himself is a wise man, and therein consults his own peace. 20,21. The tongue of the just is sincere, freed from the dross of guile and evil design. Pious discourse is spiritual food to the needy. Fools die for want of a heart, so the word is; for want of thought.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 12. - Hatred stirreth up strife (Proverbs 6:14). Love covereth all sins (Proverbs 17:9). The reference is primarily to the blood feud, the existence of which led to the establishment of the cities of refuge. Hatred keeps alive the old feeling of revenge, and seeks opportunities of satisfying it; but love puts aside, forgets and forgives all offences against itself. This sentiment comes very near the great Christian principle, "Love covereth a multitude of sins" (1 Peter 4:8; comp. 1 Corinthians 13:4; James 5:20). The Talmud pronounces, "To love a thing makes the eye blind, the ear deaf;" and the Arab says, "Love is the companion of blindness." Septuagint, "Love (φιλία) covereth all those who love not strife."

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Hatred stirreth up strifes,.... A man, whose heart is full of hatred and malice against his neighbour, will stir up, or awake, as the word (d) signifies, contentions and quarrels which were happily laid asleep; these he renews by tale bearing, and whisperings, and evil surmises; by raising lies, spreading false reports and calumnies, and by virulent reproaches and slanders;

but love covereth all sins; not its own, but others; in imitation of the pardoning love and grace of God, which covers all the sins of his people with the blood and righteousness of his Son. Love spreads its mantle over the sins of its fellow creatures and Christians, and forgives them, even all of them: instead of exposing them, hides and conceals them; and, instead of loading and aggravating the infirmities of others, puts the best constructions on them, hopes and bears, and believes all things, 1 Corinthians 13:7; see 1 Peter 4:8; where the apostle seems to have respect to this passage. This is not to be understood as conniving at or suffering sin upon others, or as contrary to Christian reproofs and rebukes for it.

(d)

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

12. strifes—or, "litigations."

covereth—by forgiveness and forbearance.

Proverbs 10:12 Additional Commentaries
Context
Solomon's Proverbs: The Wise Son
11The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, But the mouth of the wicked conceals violence. 12Hatred stirs up strife, But love covers all transgressions. 13On the lips of the discerning, wisdom is found, But a rod is for the back of him who lacks understanding.…
Cross References
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
remember this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of their way will save them from death and cover over a multitude of sins.

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

Proverbs 17:9
Whoever would foster love covers over an offense, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.

Proverbs 30:33
For as churning cream produces butter, and as twisting the nose produces blood, so stirring up anger produces strife."
Treasury of Scripture

Hatred stirs up strifes: but love covers all sins.

hatred

Proverbs 15:18 A wrathful man stirs up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeases strife.

Proverbs 16:27 An ungodly man digs up evil: and in his lips there is as a burning fire.

Proverbs 28:25 He that is of a proud heart stirs up strife: but he that puts his …

Proverbs 29:22 An angry man stirs up strife, and a furious man abounds in transgression.

James 4:1 From where come wars and fights among you? come they not hence, even …

love

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

1 Corinthians 13:4 Charity suffers long, and is kind; charity envies not; charity braggs …

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

1 Peter 4:8 And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity …

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