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Proverbs 10:12 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Hatred stirreth up strifes; But love covereth all transgressions.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Hatred stirs up strife, But love covers all transgressions.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Hatred stirreth up strifes; but love covereth all transgressions.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Hatred, stirreth up strifes, but, over all transgressions, love throweth a covering.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Hatred awaketh contentions, And over all transgressions love covereth.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Hatred stirreth up strifes: and charity covereth all sins.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Hatred stirreth vp strifes: but loue couereth all sinnes.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Hatred stirs up strife; but affection covers all that do not love strife.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Hatred 8135
{8135} Prime
From H8130; hate.
stirreth up 5782
{5782} Prime
A primitive root (rather identical with H5783 through the idea of opening the eyes); to wake (literally or figuratively).
<8787> Grammar
Stem - Polel (See H8847)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 72
strifes: 4090
{4090} Prime
A form of H4066.
but love 160
{0160} Prime
Feminine of H0158 and meaning the same.
covereth 3680
{3680} Prime
A primitive root; properly to plump, that is, fill up hollows; by implication to cover (for clothing or secrecy).
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
(5921) Complement
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
all x3605
(3605) Complement
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
sins. 6588
{6588} Prime
From H6586; a revolt (national, moral or religious).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 10:12

_ _ strifes — or, “litigations.”

_ _ covereth — by forgiveness and forbearance.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 10:12

_ _ Here is, 1. The great mischief-maker, and that is malice. Even where there is no manifest occasion of strife, yet hatred seeks occasion and so stirs it up and does the devil's work. Those are the most spiteful ill-natured people that can be who take a pleasure in setting their neighbours together by the ears, by tale-bearing, evil surmises, and misrepresentations, blowing up the sparks of contention, which had lain buried, into a flame, at which, with an unaccountable pleasure, they warm their hands. 2. The great peace-maker, and that is love, which covers all sins, that is, the offences among relations which occasion discord. Love, instead of proclaiming and aggravating the offence, conceals and extenuates it as far as it is capable of being concealed and extenuated. Love will excuse the offence which we give through mistake and unadvisedly; when we are able to say that there was no ill intended, but it was an oversight, and we love our friend notwithstanding, this covers it. It will also overlook the offence that is given us, and so cover it, and make the best of it: by this means strife is prevented, or, if begun, peace is recovered and restored quickly. The apostle quotes this, 1 Peter 4:8. Love will cover a multitude of sins.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Proverbs 15:18 A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but [he that is] slow to anger appeaseth strife.
Proverbs 16:27 An ungodly man diggeth up evil: and in his lips [there is] as a burning fire.
Proverbs 28:25 He that is of a proud heart stirreth up strife: but he that putteth his trust in the LORD shall be made fat.
Proverbs 29:22 An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression.
James 4:1 From whence [come] wars and fightings among you? [come they] not hence, [even] of your lusts that war in your members?


Proverbs 17:9 He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth [very] friends.
1 Corinthians 13:4 Charity suffereth long, [and] is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
James 5:20 Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.
1 Peter 4:8 And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.
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