Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins.
Hatred stirs up strife, But love covers all transgressions.
let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.
Since you have in obedience to the truth purified your souls for a sincere love of the brethren, fervently love one another from the heart,
He who conceals a transgression seeks love, But he who repeats a matter separates intimate friends.
Beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity.
A fool’s anger is known at once, But a prudent man conceals dishonor.
He who gives an answer before he hears, It is folly and shame to him.
If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.
and may the Lord cause you to increase and abound in love for one another, and for all people, just as we also do for you;
Now as to the love of the brethren, you have no need for anyone to write to you, for you yourselves are taught by God to love one another;
We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brethren, as is only fitting, because your faith is greatly enlarged, and the love of each one of you toward one another grows ever greater;
But the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.
Let love of the brethren continue.
But above all, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath; but your yes is to be yes, and your no, no, so that you may not fall under judgment.
and in your knowledge, self-control, and in your self-control, perseverance, and in your perseverance, godliness,
Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers.