1 Corinthians 14:1 Pursue love, yet desire earnestly spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy.


Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Pursue love, yet desire earnestly spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy.

King James Version

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

Holman 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.

A Conservative Version

Pursue love, and be zealous for the spiritual things, but more that ye may prophesy.

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

Eagerly pursue and seek to acquire [this] love [make it your aim, your great quest]; and earnestly desire and cultivate the spiritual endowments (gifts), especially that you may prophesy ( interpret the divine will and purpose in inspired preaching and teaching).

An Understandable Version

You should make loving [others] your aim, yet eagerly desire [to possess] spiritual gifts, and especially [the gift of] prophecy.

Anderson New Testament

Cultivate love, and earnestly desire spiritual gifts, but rather that you may prophesy.

Bible in Basic English

Go after love; still desiring to have the things which the Spirit gives, but most of all that you may have the prophet's power.

Common New Testament

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

Daniel Mace New Testament

Cultivate social virtue; then desire spiritual gifts, but chiefly that of explaining the prophetical writings.

Darby Translation

Follow after love, and be emulous of spiritual manifestations, but rather that ye may prophesy.

Godbey New Testament

Follow after divine love; and seek the spiritual gifts, but rather that you may prophesy.

Goodspeed New Testament

You must pursue love, while you are cultivating the spiritual endowments, and especially inspired preaching.

John Wesley New Testament

Follow after love: and desire spiritual gifts; but especially that ye may prophesy.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

Julia Smith Translation

Pursue love, and be emulous of spiritual things, and rather that ye might prophesy.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

Pursue love, and strive for spiritual [gifts], but especially that you may prophesy.

Modern King James verseion

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

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Labour for love, and covet spiritual gifts: and most chiefly for to prophesy.

Moffatt New Testament

Make love your aim, and then set your heart on the spiritual gifts ??especially upon prophecy.

Montgomery New Testament

Hotly pursue this love, yet seek earnestly spiritual gifts, and chiefly that you may prophesy.

NET Bible

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

New Heart English Bible

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

Noyes New Testament

Strive to possess love; and desire earnestly the spiritual gifts, but especially that of prophesying.

Sawyer New Testament

Cherish love, and be earnestly desirous of spiritual gifts, but rather that you may prophesy.

The Emphasized Bible

Pursue love; nevertheless be envious of the spiritual gifts, - and, rather, that ye may be prophesying.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

FOLLOW earnestly after love, and zealously seek spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Seek this Love earnestly, and strive for spiritual gifts, above all for the gift of preaching.

Webster

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.

Williams New Testament

Keep on pursuing love, but still keep cultivating your spiritual gifts, especially the gift of prophesying.

World English Bible

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

Worrell New Testament

Pursue love; and earnestly desire the spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy.

Worsley New Testament

Labour after charity, and be desirous of spiritual gifts: but especially that ye may prophesy.

Youngs Literal Translation

Pursue the love, and seek earnestly the spiritual things, and rather that ye may prophecy,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
διώκω 
Dioko 
Usage: 28

ἀγάπη 
Agape 
Usage: 105

and
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

ζηλόω 
Zeloo 
Usage: 10

πνευματικός 
Pneumatikos 
Usage: 25

gifts, but
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

μᾶλλον 
Mallon 
Usage: 66

ἵνα 
Hina 
that, to,
Usage: 472

Context Readings

Appropriate Use Of Prophecy And Tongues

1 Pursue love, yet desire earnestly spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy. 2 For one who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God; for no one understands, but in his spirit he speaks mysteries.


Cross References

1 Corinthians 12:1

Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be unaware.

1 Corinthians 14:39

Therefore, my brethren, desire earnestly to prophesy, and do not forbid to speak in tongues.

1 Corinthians 16:14

Let all that you do be done in love.

Numbers 11:25-29

Then the LORD came down in the cloud and spoke to him; and He took of the Spirit who was upon him and placed Him upon the seventy elders. And when the Spirit rested upon them, they prophesied. But they did not do it again.

Proverbs 15:9

The way of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD, But He loves one who pursues righteousness.

Proverbs 21:21

He who pursues righteousness and loyalty Finds life, righteousness and honor.

Isaiah 51:1

"Listen to me, you who pursue righteousness, Who seek the LORD: Look to the rock from which you were hewn And to the quarry from which you were dug.

Romans 9:30

What shall we say then? That Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, attained righteousness, even the righteousness which is by faith;

Romans 12:6

Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, each of us is to exercise them accordingly: if prophecy, according to the proportion of his faith;

Romans 14:19

So then we pursue the things which make for peace and the building up of one another.

1 Corinthians 12:31-9

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

1 Corinthians 13:13

But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love.

1 Corinthians 14:3-5

But one who prophesies speaks to men for edification and exhortation and consolation.

1 Corinthians 14:24-25

But if all prophesy, and an unbeliever or an ungifted man enters, he is convicted by all, he is called to account by all;

1 Corinthians 14:37

If anyone thinks he is a prophet or spiritual, let him recognize that the things which I write to you are the Lord's commandment.

Ephesians 1:3

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,

1 Thessalonians 5:20

do not despise prophetic utterances.

1 Timothy 4:14

Do not neglect the spiritual gift within you, which was bestowed on you through prophetic utterance with the laying on of hands by the presbytery.

1 Timothy 5:10

having a reputation for good works; and if she has brought up children, if she has shown hospitality to strangers, if she has washed the saints' feet, if she has assisted those in distress, and if she has devoted herself to every good work.

1 Timothy 6:11

But flee from these things, you man of God, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, perseverance and gentleness.

2 Timothy 2:22

Now flee from youthful lusts and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.

Hebrews 12:14

Pursue peace with all men, and the sanctification without which no one will see the Lord.

1 Peter 3:11-13

"HE MUST TURN AWAY FROM EVIL AND DO GOOD; HE MUST SEEK PEACE AND PURSUE IT.

2 Peter 1:7

and in your godliness, brotherly kindness, and in your brotherly kindness, love.

3 John 1:11

Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good The one who does good is of God; the one who does evil has not seen God.



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