1 Corinthians 14:1
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©GreekTransliterationStrong'sDefinitionOrigin
PursueΔιώκετεdiōkete1377to put to flight, pursue, by impl. to persecuteakin to a prim. verb dió (put to flight)
love,ἀγάπηνagapēn26love, goodwillfrom agapaó
yetδὲde1161but, and, now, (a connective or adversative particle)a prim. word
desire earnestlyζηλοῦτεzēloute2206to be jealousfrom zélos
spiritualπνευματικάpneumatika4152spiritualfrom pneuma
[gifts], but especiallyμᾶλλονmallon3123morecptv. of the same as malista
that you may prophesy.προφητεύητεprophēteuēte4395to foretell, tell forth, prophesyfrom prophétés
KJV Lexicon
διωκετε  verb - present active imperative - second person
dioko  dee-o'-ko:  to pursue; by implication, to persecute -- ensue, follow (after), given to, (suffer) persecute(-ion), press forward.
την  definite article - accusative singular feminine
ho  ho:  the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) -- the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
αγαπην  noun - accusative singular feminine
agape  ag-ah'-pay:  love, i.e. affection or benevolence; specially (plural) a love-feast -- (feast of) charity(-ably), dear, love.
ζηλουτε  verb - present active imperative - second person
zeloo  dzay-lo'-o:  to have warmth of feeling for or against -- affect, covet (earnestly), (have) desire, (move with) envy, be jealous over, (be) zealous(-ly affect).
δε  conjunction
de  deh:  but, and, etc. -- also, and, but, moreover, now (often unexpressed in English).
τα  definite article - accusative plural neuter
ho  ho:  the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) -- the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
πνευματικα  adjective - accusative plural neuter
pneumatikos  pnyoo-mat-ik-os':  non-carnal, i.e. (humanly) ethereal (as opposed to gross), or (daemoniacally) a spirit (concretely), or (divinely) supernatural, regenerate, religious -- spiritual.
μαλλον  adverb
mallon  mal'-lon:  (adverbially) more (in a greater degree) or rather -- better, far, (the) more (and more), (so) much (the more), rather.
δε  conjunction
de  deh:  but, and, etc. -- also, and, but, moreover, now (often unexpressed in English).
ινα  conjunction
hina  hin'-ah:  in order that (denoting the purpose or the result) -- albeit, because, to the intent (that), lest, so as, (so) that, (for) to.
προφητευητε  verb - present active subjunctive - second person
propheteuo  prof-ate-yoo'-o:  to foretell events, divine, speak under inspiration, exercise the prophetic office -- prophesy.
Parallel Verses
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.

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