New International Version
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
King James Bible
And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.
Darby Bible Translation
but before all things having fervent love among yourselves, because love covers a multitude of sins;
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;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Have fervent charity - Αγαπην εκτενη· Intense love; for love shall cover a multitude of sins. A loving disposition leads us to pass by the faults of others, to forgive offenses against ourselves, and to excuse and lessen, as far as is consistent with truth, the transgressions of men. It does not mean that our love to others will induce God to pardon our offenses. See the note on James 5:20.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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.
shall. or, will.
'Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin. 2. That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God. 3. For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries: 4. Wherein they think it …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture Ephesians, Peter,John
The Old Man and the New.
The Gospel Message in Antioch
Facing Life's Record
Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs.
Whoever would foster love covers over an offense, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.
1 Corinthians 13:4
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
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 1:22
Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for each other, love one another deeply, from the heart.
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