1 Corinthians 12:31
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©GreekStrong'sOrigin
But earnestly desireζηλοῦτε
(zēloute)
2206: to be jealousfrom zélos
the greaterμείζονα
(meizona)
3173: greata prim. word
gifts.χαρίσματα
(charismata)
5486: a gift of grace, a free giftfrom charizomai
And I showδείκνυμι
(deiknumi)
1166: to showfrom a prim. root deik-
you a stillἔτι
(eti)
2089: still, yeta prim. adverb
more excellentὑπερβολὴν
(uperbolēn)
5236: a throwing beyond, excess, superiorityfrom huperballó
way.ὁδὸν
(odon)
3598: a way, roada prim. word







KJV Lexicon
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.
χαρισματα  noun - accusative plural neuter
charisma  khar'-is-mah:  a (divine) gratuity -- (free) gift.
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.
κρειττονα  adjective - accusative plural neuter
kreitton  krite'-tohn:  stronger, i.e. (figuratively) better, i.e. nobler -- best, better.
και  conjunction
kai  kahee:  and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words
ετι  adverb
eti  et'-ee:  yet, still (of time or degree) -- after that, also, ever, (any) further, (t-)henceforth (more), hereafter, (any) longer, (any) more(-one), now, still, yet.
καθ  preposition
kata  kat-ah':  (prepositionally) down (in place or time), in varied relations
υπερβολην  noun - accusative singular feminine
huperbole  hoop-er-bol-ay':  a throwing beyond others, i.e. (figuratively) supereminence; pre-eminently -- abundance, (far more) exceeding, excellency, more excellent, beyond (out of) measure.
οδον  noun - accusative singular feminine
hodos  hod-os':  a road; by implication, a progress (the route, act or distance); figuratively, a mode or means -- journey, (high-)way.
υμιν  personal pronoun - second person dative plural
humin  hoo-min':  to (with or by) you -- ye, you, your(-selves).
δεικνυμι  verb - present active indicative - first person singular
deiknuo  dike-noo'-o:  to show -- shew.
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
But earnestly desire the greater gifts. And I 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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But desire the greater gifts. And I will show you an even better way.

International Standard Version
Keep on desiring the better gifts. And now I will show you the best way of all.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But if you are zealous for great gifts, I again shall show you a better way.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You [only] want the better gifts, but I will show you the best thing to do.

King James 2000 Bible
But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet I show unto you a more excellent way.
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