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Good News Translation
It is love, then, that you should strive for. Set your hearts on spiritual gifts, especially the gift of proclaiming God's message.
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Follow after charity, be zealous for spiritual gifts; but rather that you may prophesy.
Proverbs 15:9 The way of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord: he that followeth justice is beloved by him.
Proverbs 21:21 He that followeth justice and mercy, shall find life, justice, and glory.
Isaiah 51:1 Give ear to me, you that follow that which is just, and you that seek the Lord: look unto the rock whence you are hewn, and to the hole of the pit from which you are dug out.
Romans 9:30 What then shall we say? That the Gentiles who followed not after justice have attained to justice, even the justice that is of faith.
Romans 14:19 Therefore, let us follow after the things that are of peace and keep the things that are of edification, one towards another.
1 Timothy 5:10 Having testimony for her good works, if she have brought up children, if she have received to harbour, if she have washed the saints' feet, if she have ministered to them that suffer tribulation, if she have diligently followed every good work.
1 Timothy 6:11 But thou, O man of God, fly these things: and pursue justice, godliness, faith, charity, patience, mildness.
Hebrews 12:14 Follow peace with all men and holiness: without which no man shall see God.
1 Peter 3:11-13 Let him decline from evil and do good: Let him seek after peace and pursue it: . . .
3 John 1:11 Dearly beloved, follow not that which is evil: but that which is good. He that doth good is of God: he that doth evil hath not seen God.
1 Corinthians 13:1-8,13 If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. . . .
2 Timothy 2:22 But flee thou youthful desires, and pursue justice, faith, charity and peace with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
2 Peter 1:7 And in godliness, love of brotherhood: and in love of brotherhood, charity.
1 Corinthians 12:1,31 Now concerning spiritual things, my brethren, I would not have you ignorant. . . .
Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with spiritual blessings in heavenly places, in Christ:
1 Corinthians 14:3-5,24,25,37,39 But he that prophesieth speaketh to men unto edification and exhortation and comfort. . . .
1 Corinthians 13:2,9 And if I should have prophecy and should know all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I should have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. . . .
Numbers 11:25-29 And the Lord came down in a cloud, and spoke to him, taking away of the spirit that was in Moses, and giving to the seventy men. And when the spirit had rested on them they prophesied, nor did they cease afterwards. . . .
Romans 12:6 And having different gifts, according to the grace that is given us, either prophecy, to be used according to the rule of faith;
1 Thessalonians 5:20 Despise not prophecies.
1 Timothy 4:14 Neglect not the grace that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with imposition of the hands of the priesthood.
ContextProphecy and Tongues
1Follow after charity, be zealous for spiritual gifts; but rather that you may prophesy. 2For he that speaketh in a tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man heareth. Yet by the Spirit he speaketh mysteries.…
1 Samuel 10:5
After that thou shalt come to the hill of God, where the garrison of the Philistines is: and when thou shalt be come there into the city, thou shalt meet a company of prophets coming down from the high place, with a psaltery, and a timbrel, and a pipe, and a harp before them, and they shall be prophesying.
1 Corinthians 12:1
Now concerning spiritual things, my brethren, I would not have you ignorant.
1 Corinthians 12:31
But be zealous for the better gifts. And I shew unto you yet a more excellent way.
1 Corinthians 13:2
And if I should have prophecy and should know all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I should have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.
1 Corinthians 14:22
Wherefore tongues are for a sign, not to believers but to unbelievers: but prophecies, not to unbelievers but to believers.
1 Corinthians 14:24
But if all prophesy, and there come in one that believeth not or an unlearned person, he is convinced of all: he is judged of all.
1 Corinthians 14:39
Wherefore, brethren, be zealous to prophesy: and forbid not to speak with tongues.
1 Corinthians 16:14
Let all your things be done in charity.
Additional TranslationsEarnestly pursue love and eagerly desire spiritual gifts, especially the gift of prophecy.
Earnestly pursue love, and earnestly desire spiritual gifts, and especially that you might prophesy.
Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that you may prophesy.
Follow after love; yet desire earnestly spiritual gifts , but rather that ye may prophesy.
Follow after love, and be emulous of spiritual [manifestations], but rather that ye may prophesy.
Follow after love; yet desire earnestly spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy.
Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy.
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.
Follow after love, and earnestly desire spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy.
Pursue the love, and seek earnestly the spiritual things, and rather that ye may prophecy,
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