Sign in to add your private notes ... 1 John 4:18-19 NLT. NIV 7 The end of all things is near. Peter had already had a personal experience with the powers of Jesus when He had healed his mother-in-law of a high fever (Luke 4:38-39). Share. Read. 1 Peter 4:8, ESV: "Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins." 1 Peter 4:8-9. But the end of all things is at hand With respect to particular persons, the end of life, and which is the end of all things in this world to a man, is near at hand; which is but as an hand's breadth, passes away like a tale that is told, and is but as a vapour which appears for a … 1 Peter 4:7-8 NLT. 1 Peter 4:7 Context. Above all things — See that you remember the distinguishing badge of your religion and have, maintain, fervent charity, love, among yourselves — One toward another: for love shall cover a multitude of sins — It will cause us to excuse them in others, and will entitle us, through divine mercy to the expectation of forgiveness for our own numberless failings. 1 Peter 4:7 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] 1 Peter 4:7, NIV: "The end of all things is near.Therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray." ... For other versions (NIV, New Living Translation, etc.) The End is Near – 1 Peter 4:7. 6 For for this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit. 4 Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you: 5 Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead. Read. Therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray. 1 Peter 4:7, ESV: "The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers." International Standard Version Above all, continue to love each other deeply, because love covers a multitude of sins. 1 Peter 4:7-8 The Passion Translation (TPT) Since we are approaching the end of all things, be intentional, purposeful, and self-controlled so that you can be given to prayer. 1 Peter 4:7. Verses 7-11 brings to an end the second section of Peter’s letter that began at 1 Peter 2:11-12 with a call to abstain from fleshly desires. Peter knew this was no ordinary man. Peter comforts the suffering Christians in Asia Minor with the statement that the end, the completion or consummation, of all things, everything, is near. Therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray. 1 Peter 4:7, KJV: "But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer." 1 Peter 4:8, KJV: "And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins." Above all, constantly echo God’s intense love for one another, for love will be a canopy over a multitude of sins. American Standard Version NIV 8 Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins 1 Peter 4:8 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] 1 Peter 4:8, NIV: "Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins." NIV 7 The end of all things is near. Share. 1 Peter 4:7-8. In relation to their fellow Christians, Peter considered it most important that his readers keep their brotherly love at full strength ( 1 Peter 1:22; Romans 13:8-10; 1 Thessalonians 5:8; 1 Thessalonians 5:15; 1 John 4:7-11).