ESV - 12 Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.
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One of the most popular of the biblical proverbs is Proverbs 10:12, "Hatred stirs up conflict, / but love covers over all wrongs." Some translations read, "Love covers all offenses" or "all transgr...
I'm glad you asked. We find in Proverbs 17:9 (Life Application Bible Notes, this Proverb is not saying we should cover our own sins, but that we should be willing to forget others' sin against us. Forgetting mistakes is necessary to any relationship. It is tempting, especially in an argument, to bring up all the mistakes the other person has ever made. Love, however, keeps its mouth shut, difficult though that may be. Try never to bring anything into an argument that is unrelated to the topic being discussed.As we grow to be like Christ, we will acquire God's ability to forget the confessed sins of the past (that's how love covers all wrongs).
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