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1 Corinthians 13:13-14:1Expanded Bible (EXB)

13 So these three things ·continue forever [endure; remain]: faith, hope, and love. And the greatest of these is love.

Desire Spiritual Gifts

14 ·You should seek after [Pursue; Make your aim] love, and ·you should truly want to have [eagerly desire; be zealous for] the spiritual gifts, especially the gift of prophecy.

Expanded Bible (EXB)

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1 Corinthians 13:13-14:1Disciples’ Literal New Testament (DLNT)

13 But now[a] these three are remaining— faith, hope, love. But love is the greater of these. 14 Be pursuing[b] love.

Be Zealous For Spiritual Gifts, But Especially To Prophesy And Edify The Church

Now be zealous-for the spiritual gifts, but even-more[c] that you might be prophesying.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Corinthians 13:13 Or, But as-it-is. That is, in this life. Faith and hope are added because they are our connection to the next life.
  2. 1 Corinthians 14:1 Or, running after, seeking after.
  3. 1 Corinthians 14:1 Or, rather.
Disciples’ Literal New Testament (DLNT)

Disciples' Literal New Testament: Serving Modern Disciples by More Fully Reflecting the Writing Style of the Ancient Disciples, Copyright © 2011 Michael J. Magill. All Rights Reserved. Published by Reyma Publishing

1 Corinthians 13:13-14:1New Life Version (NLV)

13 And now we have these three: faith and hope and love, but the greatest of these is love.

Speaking in Special Sounds Is Not the Greatest Gift

14 You should want to have this love. You should want the gifts of the Holy Spirit and most of all to be able to speak God’s Word.

New Life Version (NLV)

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