1 Corinthians 14:1
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Follow the way of love and eagerly desire gifts of the Spirit, especially prophecy.

New Living Translation
Let love be your highest goal! But you should also desire the special abilities the Spirit gives--especially the ability to prophesy.

English Standard Version
Pursue love, and earnestly desire the spiritual gifts, especially that you may prophesy.

Berean Study Bible
Earnestly pursue love and eagerly desire spiritual gifts, especially the gift of prophecy.

Berean Literal Bible
Earnestly pursue love, and earnestly desire spiritual gifts, and especially that you might prophesy.

New American Standard Bible
Pursue love, yet desire earnestly spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy.

King James Bible
Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Pursue love and desire spiritual gifts, and above all that you may prophesy.

International Standard Version
Keep on pursuing love, and keep on desiring spiritual gifts, especially the ability to prophesy.

NET Bible
Pursue love and be eager for the spiritual gifts, especially that you may prophesy.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Run after love and be zealous for the gifts of The Spirit, but especially that you may prophesy.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Pursue love, and desire spiritual gifts, but especially the gift of speaking what God has revealed.

New American Standard 1977
Pursue love, yet desire earnestly spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Follow after charity and earnestly pursue spiritual gifts, but above all, that ye may prophesy.

King James 2000 Bible
Follow after love, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that you may prophesy.

American King James Version
Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that you may prophesy.

American Standard Version
Follow after love; yet desire earnestly spiritual gifts , but rather that ye may prophesy.

Douay-Rheims Bible
FOLLOW after charity, be zealous for spiritual gifts; but rather that you may prophesy.

Darby Bible Translation
Follow after love, and be emulous of spiritual [manifestations], but rather that ye may prophesy.

English Revised Version
Follow after love; yet desire earnestly spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy.

Webster's Bible Translation
Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy.

Weymouth New Testament
Be eager in your pursuit of this Love, and be earnestly ambitious for spiritual gifts, but let it be chiefly so in order that you may prophesy.

World English Bible
Follow after love, and earnestly desire spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy.

Young's Literal Translation
Pursue the love, and seek earnestly the spiritual things, and rather that ye may prophecy,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
14:1-5 Prophesying, that is, explaining Scripture, is compared with speaking with tongues. This drew attention, more than the plain interpretation of Scripture; it gratified pride more, but promoted the purposes of Christian charity less; it would not equally do good to the souls of men. What cannot be understood, never can edify. No advantage can be reaped from the most excellent discourses, if delivered in language such as the hearers cannot speak or understand. Every ability or possession is valuable in proportion to its usefulness. Even fervent, spiritual affection must be governed by the exercise of the understanding, else men will disgrace the truths they profess to promote.
Study Bible
Prophecy and Tongues
1Earnestly pursue love and eagerly desire spiritual gifts, especially the gift of prophecy. 2For he who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men, but to God. Indeed, no one understands him; he utters mysteries in the Spirit.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 10:5
"Afterward you will come to the hill of God where the Philistine garrison is; and it shall be as soon as you have come there to the city, that you will meet a group of prophets coming down from the high place with harp, tambourine, flute, and a lyre before them, and they will be prophesying.

1 Corinthians 12:1
Now about spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be ignorant.

1 Corinthians 12:31
But eagerly desire the greater gifts. And now I will show you a way that is beyond comparison.

1 Corinthians 13:2
If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have absolute faith so as to move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.

1 Corinthians 14:22
Tongues, then, are a sign, not for believers, but for unbelievers. Prophecy, however, is for believers, not for unbelievers.

1 Corinthians 14:24
But if an unbeliever or uninstructed person comes in while everyone is prophesying, he will be convicted and called to account by all,

1 Corinthians 14:39
So, my brothers, be eager to prophesy and do not forbid speaking in tongues.

1 Corinthians 16:14
Do everything in love.
Treasury of Scripture

Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that you may prophesy.

Follow.

Proverbs 15:9 The way of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but he loves …

Proverbs 21:21 He that follows after righteousness and mercy finds life, righteousness, …

Isaiah 51:1 Listen to me, you that follow after righteousness, you that seek …

Romans 9:30 What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not after …

Romans 14:19 Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and …

1 Timothy 5:10 Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, …

1 Timothy 6:11 But you, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, …

Hebrews 12:14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall …

1 Peter 3:11-13 Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it…

3 John 1:11 Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He …

charity.

1 Corinthians 13:1-8,13 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not …

2 Timothy 2:22 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, …

2 Peter 1:7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.

desire.

1 Corinthians 12:1,31 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers, I would not have you ignorant…

Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed …

prophesy.

1 Corinthians 14:3-5,24,25,37,39 But he that prophesies speaks to men to edification, and exhortation, …

1 Corinthians 13:2,9 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, …

Numbers 11:25-29 And the LORD came down in a cloud, and spoke to him, and took of …

Romans 12:6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given …

1 Thessalonians 5:20 Despise not prophesyings.

1 Timothy 4:14 Neglect not the gift that is in you, which was given you by prophecy, …

Jump to Previous
Aim Ambitious Charity Chiefly Desire Desiring Eager Eagerly Earnestly Emulous Especially Follow Gift Gifts Gives Love Manifestations Order Power Prophecy Prophesy Prophet's Pursue Pursuit Rather Seek Spirit Spiritual Way
Jump to Next
Aim Ambitious Charity Chiefly Desire Desiring Eager Eagerly Earnestly Emulous Especially Follow Gift Gifts Gives Love Manifestations Order Power Prophecy Prophesy Prophet's Pursue Pursuit Rather Seek Spirit Spiritual Way
Links
1 Corinthians 14:1 NIV
1 Corinthians 14:1 NLT
1 Corinthians 14:1 ESV
1 Corinthians 14:1 NASB
1 Corinthians 14:1 KJV

1 Corinthians 14:1 Biblia Paralela
1 Corinthians 14:1 Chinese Bible
1 Corinthians 14:1 French Bible
1 Corinthians 14:1 German Bible

Alphabetical: and but desire eagerly earnestly especially Follow gift gifts love may of prophecy prophesy Pursue spiritual that the way yet you

NT Letters: 1 Corinthians 14:1 Follow after love and earnestly desire spiritual (1 Cor. 1C iC 1Cor i cor icor) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools
1 Corinthians 13:13
Top of Page
Top of Page