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

  • Stephen F. Zielski
    ALL GLORY - HONOR - POWER - MIGHT AND MAJESTY UNTO MY HEAVENLY ABBA DADDY AND GOD ALMIGHTY YAHWEH - IN AND THROUGH HIS SON WHO LIVES AND ABIDES NOW AND FOREVER MORE AT HIS RIGHT HAND IN GLORIOUS LIGHT TO WHICH NO MAN CAN EVER APPROACH - WHO STILL MAKETH INTERSESSION FOR ALL OF HIS HOLY AND BELOVED SAINTS - CHRIST YESHUA - OH YES WE CAN ! RESTORATION NOW ! SHALOM BELIEVING BELIEVERS ! ACTS-JUDE!
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    I BELIEVE AND STAND FOR WHAT THE RIGHTLY DIVIDED ACCURATE WORD OF THE LORD MY GOD SAYS AND - I CAN DO WHAT IT SAYS I CAN DO UNTO HIS EVERLASTING GLORY TO COME AMEN INDEED. THIS IS AND ALWAYS HAS BEEN THE BLUEPRINT PAUL SET FORTH FOR US ALL AMEN. CHRIST IN ME. BEING BORN AGAIN OF THE TRUE AND INCORRUPTABLE SEED OF THE LIVING HOPE OF THE GATHERING ABOVE TO COME AMEN INDEED. SHALOM.
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    FROM THE BOOK OF ACTS WHICH IS THE CAVIAT TO THE BOOK OF ROMANS THROUGH UNTO THE BOOK OF JUDE AND NOT REVELATION ! WE ARE IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD {GENTILES} AGE OF {LOVE-GRACE-SALVATION-RIGHTEOUSNESS-SPEAKING IN TONGUES} NOT THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN AGE TO WHICH THIS KINGDOM OF GOD AGE WILL BE CLOSING OUT BACK TO REVELATION {FUTURE EVENT} ! SHALOM !
  • BSP
    Verse 26: When one member of the congregation suffers we feel the pain and are all affected. We need to have deep love and concern for one another.
  • BSP
    Verse 22: The congregation is compared to the body in this chapter. No member of the congregation is unnecessary. Everyone has something to offer.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    We are reminded of the diversity of gifts and roles. We should covet earnestly the best gifts through supplication to God.

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