New Living Translation
So you should earnestly desire the most helpful gifts. But now let me show you a way of life that is best of all.
King James Bible
But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.
Darby Bible Translation
But desire earnestly the greater gifts, and yet shew I unto you a way of more surpassing excellence.
World English Bible
But earnestly desire the best gifts. Moreover, I show a most excellent way to you.
Young's Literal Translation
and desire earnestly the better gifts; and yet a far excelling way do I shew to you:
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
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.
LibraryThe Universal Gift
'The manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.'--1 COR. xii. 7. The great fact which to-day commemorates is too often regarded as if it were a transient gift, limited to those on whom it was first bestowed. We sometimes hear it said that the great need of the Christian world is a second Pentecost, a fresh outpouring of the Spirit of God and the like. Such a way of thinking and speaking misconceives the nature and significance of the first Pentecost, which had a transient …
Alexander Maclaren—Romans, Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V)
The True Gentleman
1 Corinthians 14:1
Let love be your highest goal! But you should also desire the special abilities the Spirit gives--especially the ability to prophesy.
1 Corinthians 14:39
So, my dear brothers and sisters, be eager to prophesy, and don't forbid speaking in tongues.
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