Parallel Verses

World English Bible

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

New American Standard Bible

Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins.

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

Above all, maintain an intense love for each other, since love covers a multitude of sins.

International Standard Version

Above all, continue to love each other deeply, because love covers a multitude of sins.

A Conservative Version

And above all having fervent love for yourselves, because love will cover a multitude of sins,

American Standard Version

above all things being fervent in your love among yourselves; for love covereth a multitude of sins:

Amplified

Above all things have intense and unfailing love for one another, for love covers a multitude of sins [forgives and disregards the offenses of others].

An Understandable Version

Above everything else, have a warm love for one another, for such a love keeps many sins from occurring [between you].

Anderson New Testament

But, above all things, have fervent love one for another; for love will cover a multitude of sins.

Bible in Basic English

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

Common New Testament

Above all, hold unfailing your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins.

Daniel Mace New Testament

but above all, let your mutual benevolence be intense, for benevolence cancels a multitude of offences.

Darby Translation

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

Emphatic Diaglott Bible

And above all things, have fervent love to one another; for love will cover a multitude of sins.

Godbey New Testament

before all things having divine love stedfast toward one another; because divine love covers a multitude of sins:

Goodspeed New Testament

Above all keep your love for one another strong, because love covers up a host of sins.

John Wesley New Testament

And above all things, have fervent love to each other; for love will cover a multitude of sins.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves; for charity shall cover a multitude of sins.

Julia Smith Translation

More than all having intent love among yourselves: for love shall cover a multitude of sins.

King James 2000

And above all things have fervent love among yourselves: for love shall cover a multitude of sins.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Above all, keep your love for one another constant, because love covers a large number of sins.

Modern King James verseion

And above all things have fervent love to yourselves, for love will cover a multitude of sins.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But above all things, have fervent love among you. For love covereth the multitude of sins.

Moffatt New Testament

Above all, be keen to love one another, for love hides a host of sins.

Montgomery New Testament

Above everything have fervent love to one another; for love veils a multitude of sins.

NET Bible

Above all keep your love for one another fervent, because love covers a multitude of sins.

New Heart English Bible

Above all things be earnest in your love among yourselves, for love covers a multitude of sins.

Noyes New Testament

And above all things have fervent love among yourselves; for love covereth a multitude of sins.

Sawyer New Testament

above all things have fervent love one for another, for love hides a multitude of sins.

The Emphasized Bible

Before all things, keeping, fervent, your love, among yourselves, because, love, covereth a multitude of sins;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

But above all things have fervent love towards each other: for love will conceal a multitude of faults.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Above all things, let your love for one another be earnest, for 'Love throws a veil over countless sins.'

Webster

And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity will cover a multitude of sins.

Weymouth New Testament

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

Williams New Testament

Above everything else keep your love for one another fervent, because love covers up a multitude of sins.

Worrell New Testament

above all things, having fervent love among yourselves, because love covers a multitude of sins;

Worsley New Testament

having above all things fervent love to each other; for love will cover a multitude of sins.

Youngs Literal Translation

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

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

πρό 
Pro 
before, above, above ... ago, or ever
Usage: 34

πᾶς 
Pas 
Usage: 704

ἔχω 
Echo 
have, be, need , , vr have
Usage: 479

ἐκτενής 
Ektenes 
Usage: 2

ἀγάπη 
Agape 
ἀγάπη 
Agape 
Usage: 105
Usage: 105

εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

ἑαυτοῦ 
heautou 
Usage: 249

for
ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764

καλύπτω 
Kalupto 
Usage: 5

the multitude
πλῆθος 
Plethos 
Usage: 32

Devotionals

Devotionals about 1 Peter 4:8

Devotionals containing 1 Peter 4:8

Images 1 Peter 4:8

Prayers for 1 Peter 4:8

Context Readings

Serving To The Glory Of God

7 But the end of all things is near. Therefore be of sound mind, self-controlled, and sober in prayer. 8 And above all things be earnest in your love among yourselves, for love covers a multitude of sins. 9 Be hospitable to one another without grumbling.


Cross References

Proverbs 10:12

Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all wrongs.

James 5:20

let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save a soul from death, and will cover a multitude of sins.

1 Peter 1:22

Seeing you have purified your souls in your obedience to the truth through the Spirit in sincere brotherly affection, love one another from the heart fervently:

Proverbs 17:9

He who covers an offense promotes love; but he who repeats a matter separates best friends.

Colossians 3:14

Above all these things, walk in love, which is the bond of perfection.

Proverbs 12:16

A fool shows his annoyance the same day, but one who overlooks an insult is prudent.

Proverbs 18:13

He who gives answer before he hears, that is folly and shame to him.

1 Corinthians 13:1-1

If I speak with the languages of men and of angels, but don't have love, I have become sounding brass, or a clanging cymbal.

1 Thessalonians 3:12

and the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we also do toward you,

1 Thessalonians 4:9-10

But concerning brotherly love, you have no need that one write to you. For you yourselves are taught by God to love one another,

2 Thessalonians 1:3

We are bound to always give thanks to God for you, brothers, even as it is appropriate, because your faith grows exceedingly, and the love of each and every one of you towards one another abounds;

1 Timothy 1:5

but the goal of this command is love, out of a pure heart and a good conscience and sincere faith;

Hebrews 13:1

Let brotherly love continue.

James 5:12

But above all things, my brothers, don't swear, neither by heaven, nor by the earth, nor by any other oath; but let your "yes" be "yes," and your "no," "no;" so that you don't fall into hypocrisy.

2 Peter 1:6-7

and in knowledge, self-control; and in self-control patience; and in patience godliness;

3 John 1:2

Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be healthy, even as your soul prospers.

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