1 Peter 4:8

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And aboue all things haue feruent charitie among your selues: for charity shall couer the multitude of sinnes.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

above all things being fervent in your love among yourselves; for love covereth a multitude of sins:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And most of all be warm in your love for one another; because in love there is forgiveness for sins without number:
- Basic English Bible

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

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

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

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

bifore alle thingis haue ye charite ech to other in you silf algatis lastynge; for charite couerith the multitude of synnes.
- Wycliffe Bible

and, before all things, to one another having the earnest love, because the love shall cover a multitude of sins;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Peter 4:8

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.

People's Bible Notes for 1 Peter 4:8

1Pe 4:8 Charity shall cover the multitude of sins. Compare Pr 10:12 1Co 13:7. Love is a mantle which seeks to condone sin rather than exaggerate it.

Discussion for 1 Peter 4

  • Cindy ruiz
    Keep the whole armor of God on this is the last hour .always lifting each other up supplication prayer fasting. Always in our Lord Jesus Christ time is at hand amen
  • Joyce Ballentine
    I Peter 4:7-8 "The end of all things is near. Therefore BE alert and OF sober mind SO that you may pray. Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers a multitude of sins. MY MY MY! CAN WE SEE SATAN USING HATRED, RACE, ANGER, BITTERNESS, AND JEALOUSY IN THIS WORLD SO WE WONT BE ALERT TO THE TRUTH! WHAT IS THE TRUTH??? THAT ONLY LOVE CAN OVERCOME THE EVIL IN THIS WORLD! 1 John 4:16 "
  • BSP
    Verses 1 and 2 encourage us to have the same mental attitude or mind as Christ. He was willing to suffer for us so we should be willing to suffer for him.
  • Edu Bassey
    That Christians are bound to face challenges as long as they are on earth and there is a great reward to those who are steadfast.Also,we should utilized our talent to the glory of Go.The faithful should be careful less they fall
  • Verse 8
    We see how we are encouraged to have love for our brothers. This will helps us to endure their imperfections. Since we are governed by love, we should not be eager to bring attention to the imperfections and shortcomings of our Christian brothers.
  • Darlene Hawkins
    If gives us something to think about for sure.

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