Do you need some encouragement today? Check out this beautiful scripture about love covering a multitude of sins. It’s from the King James Version of the Bible, and it’s one of our favorites. We hope this scripture encourages you as much as it encourages us. May love cover your multitude of sins, just as it has ours. Share this scripture with a friend who needs encouragement today.
1 Peter 4:8 King James Version “Love Covers a Multitude of Sins” Scripture
And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins. 1 Peter 4:8 KJV
1 Peter 4:7-8 Bible Passage on Love Covering Sins
1 Peter 4:7
(ESV) The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers.
(KJV) But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.
(MSG) Everything in the world is about to be wrapped up, so take nothing for granted. Stay wide-awake in prayer.
(NIV) The end of all things is near. Therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray.
(NLT) The end of the world is coming soon. Therefore, be earnest and disciplined in your prayers.
1 Peter 4:8
(ESV) Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.
(KJV) And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.
(MSG) Most of all, love each other as if your life depended on it. Love makes up for practically anything.
(NIV) Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
(NLT) Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins.
Cross Reference for More Bible Study
Proverbs 10:12 KJV Hatred stirs up dissension, but love covers all transgressions.
Proverbs 17:9 KJV Whoever conceals an offense promotes love, but he who brings it up separates friends.
1 Peter 1:22 KJV Since you have purified your souls by obedience to the truth so that you have a genuine love for your brothers, love one another deeply, from a pure heart.
1 Corinthians 13:4 KJV Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
James 5:20 KJV consider this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of his way will save his soul from death and cover over a multitude of sins.
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Answer: 1 Peter 4:8 Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
A multitude of sins in the Bible generally refers to a large number of sins that have been committed. In other words, it means that the person has sinned a lot. “For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it.” (James 2:10) This quote from the Bible illustrates that even if someone has done well on most aspects of the law, but makes one mistake, they are still guilty of breaking all of it. In the same way, someone who has committed many sins is still guilty of breaking God’s law, even if they haven’t committed every sin possible.
When we love someone, we’re not condoning their sin – we’re recognizing that they, like us, are human and fallible. But because we love them, instead of wallowing in self-righteous indignation, we extend forgiveness. In doing so, love demonstrates God’s character to the one who has wronged us as well as to the world around us. Christ himself said that the greatest commandment was to “love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind,” but that the second greatest was “to love your neighbor as yourself” (Matthew 22:37-39).