New Living Translation
Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for 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.
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
4:8 Love covereth a multitude of sins - Yea, love covereth all things. He that loves another, covers his faults, how many soever they be. He turns away his own eyes from them; and, as far as is possible, hides them from others. And he continually prays that all the sinner's iniquities may be forgiven and his sins covered. Meantime the God of love measures to him with the same measure into his bosom.
LibraryA Nickname Accepted
'The disciples were called Christians first in Antioch' --ACTS xi. 26. Nations and parties, both political and religious, very often call themselves by one name, and are known to the outside world by another. These outside names are generally given in contempt; and yet they sometimes manage to hit the very centre of the characteristics of the people on whom they are bestowed, and so by degrees get to be adopted by them, and worn as an honour. So it has been with the name 'Christian.' It was given …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts
Of Avoiding of Curious Inquiry into the Life of Another
Some Other Writers of the New Testament
John Bunyan on the Terms of Communion and Fellowship of Christians at the Table of the Lord;
Hatred stirs up quarrels, but love makes up for all offenses.
Love prospers when a fault is forgiven, but dwelling on it separates close friends.
1 Corinthians 13:4
Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud
you can be sure that whoever brings the sinner back will save that person from death and bring about the forgiveness of many sins.
1 Peter 1:22
You were cleansed from your sins when you obeyed the truth, so now you must show sincere love to each other as brothers and sisters. Love each other deeply with all your heart.
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