“And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.”
King James Version (KJV)
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.
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.
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