Hatred stirs up dissension, but love covers over all wrongs.
Hatred stirs up strife, But love covers all transgressions.
Hatred stirs up quarrels, but love covers all offenses.
Hatred starts fights, but love pulls a quilt over the bickering.
Hate is a cause of violent acts, but all errors are covered up by love.
Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.
Hatred stirs up strife, But love covers all sins.
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|NET © Notes||
1 sn This contrasts the wicked motivated by hatred (animosity, rejection) with the righteous motivated by love (kind acts, showing favor).
2 sn Love acts like forgiveness. Hatred looks for and exaggerates faults; but love seeks ways to make sins disappear (e.g., 1 Pet 4:8).