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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - 1 Peter 4:8


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    King James Bible - 1 Peter 4:8

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

    World English Bible

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

    Douay-Rheims - 1 Peter 4:8

    But before all things have a constant
    mutual charity among yourselves: for charity covereth a multitude of sins.

    Webster's Bible Translation

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

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    VERSE (8) -
    Col 3:14 Jas 5:12 3Jo 1:2

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 4:8

    Y sobre todo, tened entre vosotros ferviente caridad; porque la caridad cubrir multitud de pecados.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - 1 Peter 4:8

    Verse 8. Have
    fervent charity] agaphn ektenh? Intense love; for love shall cover a multitude of sins. A loving disposition leads us to pass by the faults of others, to forgive offenses against ourselves, and to excuse and lessen, as far as is consistent with truth, the transgressions of men. It does not mean that our love to others will induce God to pardon our offenses. See the note on James v. 20.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 8. And above all things have
    fervent charity among yourselves , etc.] Not but that charity, or love, is to be exercised towards all men, even towards enemies, but more especially towards the saints, and that under such a consideration in which it cannot be exercised towards others; namely, as their brethren in Christ, and as belonging to him, as the children of God, as redeemed by Christ, and sanctified by the Spirit; and these not only such as are of the same nation, and belong to the same particular church and community, or of the same denomination, but all the saints everywhere, whether Jews or Gentiles, or of whatsoever name, and in whatsoever state and condition: and this love ought to be mutual and reciprocal, and to be warm and fervent, and not lukewarm and indifferent, as it too often is; and should be constant, continued, and perpetual, as the Vulgate Latin and Arabic versions here read: and this the apostle exhorts to above all things else; since outward sobriety, and watchings, and prayer, and all other duties, are nothing without this; this is the sum and substance of the law, and the fulfilling of it; and without this a mere knowledge of the Gospel, and a profession of it, are in vain, and therefore in the first place to be attended to. And especially for the following reason, for charity shall cover the multitude of sins ; referring to ( Proverbs 10:12) not a man's own sins, but the sins of others; and not from the sight of God, for from that only the blood and righteousness of Christ cover sins, even all the sins, the whole multitude of the sins of God's elect; but from the sight of men, both of those against whom they are committed, and others; since charity, or true love, thinks no ill, but puts the best constructions upon the words and actions of fellow Christians, and does not take them up, and improve and exaggerate them, but lets them lie buried in oblivion: it takes no notice of injuries, offences, and affronts, but overlooks them, bears with them, and forgives them, so that they are never raked up, and seen any more; which prevents much scandal, strife, and trouble. The Alexandrian copy, and some others, and the Vulgate Latin, Syriac, and Arabic versions, read, covereth, as in ( Proverbs 10:12).

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 7-11 - The
    destruction of the Jewish church and nation, foretold by ou Saviour, was very near. And the speedy approach of death and judgmen concerns all, to which these words naturally lead our minds. Ou approaching end, is a powerful argument to make us sober in all worldl matters, and earnest in religion. There are so many things amiss it all, that unless love covers, excuses, and forgives in others, the mistakes and faults for which every one needs the forbearance of others, Satan will prevail to stir up divisions and discords. But we are not to suppose that charity will cover or make amends for the sin of those who exercise it, so as to induce God to forgive them. The nature of a Christian's work, which is high work and hard work, the goodness of the Master, and the excellence of the reward, all requir that our endeavours should be serious and earnest. And in all the duties and services of life, we should aim at the glory of God as ou chief end. He is a miserable, unsettled wretch, who cleaves to himself and forgets God; is only perplexed about his credit, and gain, and bas ends, which are often broken, and which, when he attains, both he an they must shortly perish together. But he who has given up himself an his all to God, may say confidently that the Lord is his portion; an nothing but glory through Christ Jesus, is solid and lasting; tha abideth for ever.


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    Vincent's NT Word Studies

    8.
    Fervent (ektenh). See, on the kindred adverb fervently, notes on ch. i. 22.

    Love covereth, etc. Compare Jas. v. 20; Prov. x. 12.



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