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Above all, constantly echo[a] God’s intense love for one another, for love will be a canopy over a multitude of sins.[b]

Be compassionate to foreigners[c] without complaining.

10 Every believer has received grace gifts, so use them to serve one another as faithful stewards of the many-colored tapestry of God’s grace.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Peter 4:8 The Greek verb echō can also mean “to maintain,” “to possess,” “to keep,” or “to be so closely joined to something that you become its echo.” In this case, we join ourselves so closely to God’s love that we “echo” his forgiving, fervent love toward one another.
  2. 1 Peter 4:8 As translated from the Aramaic. See Prov. 10:12; 1 Cor. 13:4-7.
  3. 1 Peter 4:9 As translated from the Aramaic and implied in the Greek, which can also be translated “Show hospitality to the stranger.”

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