1 Cor. 12:31 KJV But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way. NAS But earnestly desire the greater gifts. And I show you a still more excellent way. I have seen two major interpretative methods for this verse. 1. That the “way” (love) is better and different than the gifts 2. That the “way” (love) is how the gifts operate best The underlying Greek construction seems to lend itself to number 2. The question is: What does the word “more” modify? Also, the following verses in chapter 13 seem to say that the gifts operate best when done with love. What do the Greek experts here say?