1 Corinthians 14:1

Greek/English Interlinear with Strong’s Numbers

King James Version

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

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

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

Follow the way of love and eagerly desire spiritual gifts, especially the gift of prophecy.
The Amplified Bible

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).
Wuest’s Expanded Translation

Be constantly pursuing this love, earnestly endeavoring to acquire it. Moreover, be earnestly desiring the spiritual gifts, and do this in order that you might more efficiently impart to others the divine revelations you have received.
Phillips’ Modern English

Follow, then, the way of love, while you set your heart on the gifts of the Spirit. The highest gift you can wish for is to be able to speak the messages of God.
Williams’ Language of the People

Keep on pursuing love, but still keep cultivating your spiritual gifts, especially the gift of prophesying.
1 Cor. 13:13 π 1 Cor. 14:2
Scriptures π 1 Corinthians

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  1. 1. The Apostles; The Normal Christian Church Life - Watchman Nee God has chosen to work through His servants. Among the servants of God the apostles are the most important ones.

  2. Introductory Chapter; War On the Saints - Jesse Penn-Lewis This book is a “Text book on the work of deceiving spirits among the children of God, and the way of deliverance.”

  3. 9. The Organization of Local Churches; The Normal Christian Church Life - Watchman Nee What is considered as essential to a church nowadays was considered totally unnecessary in the early days of the Church's history.
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