1 Corinthians 12:31

“But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But couet earnestly the best gifts: And yet shew I vnto you a more excellent way.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But earnestly desire the greater gifts. And I show you a still more excellent way.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But desire earnestly the greater gifts. And moreover a most excellent way show I unto you.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But let your desires be turned to the more important things given by the Spirit. And now I am pointing out to you an even better way.
- Basic English Bible

But desire earnestly the greater gifts, and yet shew I unto you a way of more surpassing excellence.
- Darby Bible

But covet earnestly the best gifts. And yet I show to you a more excellent way.
- Webster's Bible

But always seek to excel in the greater gifts. And now I will point out to you a way of life which transcends all others.
- Weymouth Bible

But earnestly desire the best gifts. Moreover, I show a most excellent way to you.
- World English Bible

But sue ye the betere goostli yiftis. And yit Y schewe to you a more exellent weye.
- Wycliffe Bible

and desire earnestly the better gifts; and yet a far excelling way do I shew to you:
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 12:31


12:31 Ye covet earnestly the best gifts - And they are worth your pursuit, though but few of you can attain them. But there is a far more excellent gift than all these; and one which all may, yea, must attain or perish.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 12:31


1Co 12:31 Covet earnestly the best gifts. The highest spiritual gifts. See 1Co 14:12. I show to you a more excellent way. There is something still better than these which all may possess. This best of all things is shown in the next chapter.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 12:31

  • Derick perry for verse 31
    Earnestly covet diligently seek the lord and he will give you the gifts that go with your calling to achieve his purpose for your life that ye may help expand his kingdom this is not limited to just spiritual gifts prophecy healing interpretation understanding wisdom but this also applies to your physical body depending on what your calling is the more excellent way is seeing the increase and the results living a life called according to his purpose the more excellent life
  • Pastor chukwuemeka for verse 31
    But covet earnestly the best gift; This means the gift that can make you to be more profitable in the body of Christ.Example, prophesy.When a prophecy goes forth to a congregation, many people are simultaneously affected or edified more than when other gifts are manifested.

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