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1 Corinthians 12:31

Context
NET ©

But you should be eager for the greater gifts. And now I will show you a way that is beyond comparison. 1 

NIV ©

But eagerly desire the greater gifts. And now I will show you the most excellent way.

NASB ©

But earnestly desire the greater gifts. And I show you a still more excellent way.

NLT ©

And in any event, you should desire the most helpful gifts. First, however, let me tell you about something else that is better than any of them!

MSG ©

And yet some of you keep competing for so-called "important" parts. But now I want to lay out a far better way for you.

BBE ©

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.

NRSV ©

But strive for the greater gifts. And I will show you a still more excellent way.

NKJV ©

But earnestly desire the best gifts. And yet I show you a more excellent way.


KJV
But
<1161>
covet earnestly
<2206> (5720)
the best
<2909>
gifts
<5486>_:
and
<2532>
yet
<2089>
shew I
<1166> (5719)
unto you
<5213>
a more
<2596>
excellent
<5236>
way
<3598>_.
NASB ©
But earnestly
<2206>
desire
<2206>
the greater
<3173>
gifts
<5486>
. And I show
<1166>
you a still
<2089>
more
<5236>
excellent
<5236>
way
<3598>
.
GREEK
zhloute
<2206> (5720)
V-PAM-2P
de
<1161>
CONJ
ta
<3588>
T-APN
carismata
<5486>
N-APN
ta
<3588>
T-APN
meizona
<3173>
A-APN-C
kai
<2532>
CONJ
eti
<2089>
ADV
kay
<2596>
PREP
uperbolhn
<5236>
N-ASF
odon
<3598>
N-ASF
umin
<5213>
P-2DP
deiknumi
<1166> (5719)
V-PAI-1S
NET © [draft] ITL
But
<1161>
you should be eager
<2206>
for the greater
<3173>
gifts
<5486>
. And
<2532>
now
<2089>
I will show
<1166>
you
<5213>
a way
<3598>
that is beyond
<2596>
comparison
<5236>
.
NET ©

But you should be eager for the greater gifts. And now I will show you a way that is beyond comparison. 1 

NET © Notes

tn Grk “a still more excellent way.” In this context the phrase has an elative rather than a comparative sense, however.



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