1 Corinthians 12:31
Modern Translations
New International Version
Now eagerly desire the greater gifts. And yet I will show you the most excellent way.

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.

English Standard Version
But earnestly desire the higher gifts. And I will show you a still more excellent way.

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

New American Standard Bible
But earnestly desire the greater gifts. And yet, I am going to show you a far better way.

NASB 1995
But earnestly desire the greater gifts. And I show you a still more excellent way.

NASB 1977
But earnestly desire the greater gifts. And I show you a still more excellent way.

Amplified Bible
But earnestly desire and strive for the greater gifts [if acquiring them is going to be your goal]. And yet I will show you a still more excellent way [one of the choicest graces and the highest of them all: unselfish love].

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

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

Contemporary English Version
I want you to desire the best gifts. So I will show you a much better way.

Good News Translation
Set your hearts, then, on the more important gifts. Best of all, however, is the following way.

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

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

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

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

New Heart English Bible
But earnestly desire the greater gifts. Moreover, I show a most excellent way to you.

World English Bible
But earnestly desire the best gifts. Moreover, I show a most excellent way to you.

American King James Version
But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet show I to you a more excellent way.

American Standard Version
But desire earnestly the greater gifts. And moreover a most excellent way show I unto you.

A Faithful Version
But earnestly desire the more edifying gifts; and yet I show you a way far surpassing all these.

Darby Bible Translation
But desire earnestly the greater gifts, and yet shew I unto you a way of more surpassing excellence.

English Revised Version
But desire earnestly the greater gifts. And a still more excellent way shew I unto you.

Webster's Bible Translation
But covet earnestly the best gifts. And yet I show to you a more excellent way.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
But desire you the best giftes, and I will yet shewe you a more excellent way.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
Couet after the best giftes: And yet shew I vnto you a more excellent way.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
But covet ye the best giftes. And yet shewe I you a more excellent waye.

Tyndale Bible of 1526
Covet after ye best giftes. Amd yet shewe I vnto you a moare excellent waye.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
And earnestly desire the better gifts; and yet I show to you a far [more] excelling way:

Berean Literal Bible
But earnestly desire the greater gifts. And I show to you now a more surpassing way.

Young's Literal Translation
and desire earnestly the better gifts; and yet a far excelling way do I shew to you:

Smith's Literal Translation
And be emulous of the better favors: and yet I shew you a way according to eminence.

Literal Emphasis Translation
But be zealously earnest of the greater gifts; and now I show to you an exceedingly excellent way.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
But be zealous for the better gifts. And I shew unto you yet a more excellent way.

Catholic Public Domain Version
But be zealous for the better charisms. And I reveal to you a yet more excellent way.

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

Lamsa Bible
But if you are searching for the greater gifts, I will show you a more excellent way.

NT Translations
Anderson New Testament
But seek earnestly the best gifts; and yet I show you a more excellent way.

Godbey New Testament
Seek earnestly these greater gifts; and yet I show unto you a more excellent way.

Haweis New Testament
But zealously seek the gifts that are the best: and yet I shew unto you a more transcendently excellent way.

Mace New Testament
you are contesting about the superiority of your gifts: but I point out to you a more excellent way.

Weymouth New Testament
But always seek to excel in the greater gifts. And now I will point out to you a way of life which transcends all others.

Worrell New Testament
But desire earnestly the greater gifts; and a still more excellent way I show you.

Worsley New Testament
Though I will shew you a way yet more excellent.








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