English Standard Version
But earnestly desire the higher gifts. And I will show you a still more excellent way.
King James Bible
But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.
American Standard Version
But desire earnestly the greater gifts. And moreover a most excellent way show I unto you.
But be zealous for the better gifts. And I shew unto you yet a more excellent way.
English Revised Version
But desire earnestly the greater gifts. And a still more excellent way shew I unto you.
Webster's Bible Translation
But covet earnestly the best gifts. And yet I show to you a more excellent way.
Weymouth New Testament
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.
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CommentaryVincent's Word Studies
The best (τὰ κρείττονα)
The correct reading is τὰ μείζονα the greater. So Rev.
Some construe with more excellent, rendering yet more excellent. So Rev. Others render moreover, and give the succeeding words a superlative force: "and moreover a most excellent way," etc. See on with excellency, 1 Corinthians 2:1.
To attain the higher gifts. The way of love as described in 1 Corinthians 13:1-13. "Love is the fairest and best in himself, and the cause of what is fairest and best in all other things" (Plato, "Symposium," 197).
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
1 Corinthians 14:1
Pursue love, and earnestly desire the spiritual gifts, especially that you may prophesy.
1 Corinthians 14:39
So, my brothers, earnestly desire to prophesy, and do not forbid speaking in tongues.
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