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 for 1 Corinthians 12:31

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 for 1 Corinthians 12:31

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.

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