How does love cover all wrongs?


Proverbs 10:12

ESV - 12 Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.

Clarify Share Report Asked August 31 2015 Mini Anonymous (via GotQuestions)

Community answers are sorted based on votes. The higher the vote, the further up an answer is.

Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
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...

August 31 2015 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

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).

June 30 2017 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Add your Answer

All answers are REVIEWED and MODERATED.
Please ensure your answer MEETS all our guidelines.

What makes a good answer? ▼

A good answer provides new insight and perspective. Here are guidelines to help facilitate a meaningful learning experience for everyone.

  1. Adhere to the eBible Statement of Faith.
  2. Your answer should be complete and stand-alone.
  3. Include supporting arguments, and scripture references if possible. Seek to answer the "why".
  4. Adhere to a proper tone and spirit of love and understanding.
  5. For more info see The Complete Guide to eBible
  1. 4000 characters remaining