Follow after love (diwkete thn agaphn). As if a veritable chase. Paul comes back to the idea in Matthew 12:31 (same use of zhloute) and proves the superiority of prophecy to the other spiritual gifts not counting faith, hope, love of Matthew 13:13 . But rather that ye may prophesy (mallon de ina prophteuhte). Distinct aim in view as in verse Matthew 5 . Old verb from prophth, common in N.T. Present subjunctive, "that ye may keep on prophesying."