New Living Translation
Let love be your highest goal! But you should also desire the special abilities the Spirit gives--especially the ability to prophesy.
King James Bible
Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy.
Darby Bible Translation
Follow after love, and be emulous of spiritual manifestations, but rather that ye may prophesy.
World English Bible
Follow after love, and earnestly desire spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy.
Young's Literal Translation
Pursue the love, and seek earnestly the spiritual things, and rather that ye may prophecy,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
14:1 Follow after love - With zeal, vigour, courage, patience; else you can neither attain nor keep it. And - In their place, as subservient to this. Desire spiritual gifts; but especially that ye may prophesy - The word here does not mean foretelling things to come; but rather opening and applying the scripture.
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1 Samuel 10:5
"When you arrive at Gibeah of God, where the garrison of the Philistines is located, you will meet a band of prophets coming down from the place of worship. They will be playing a harp, a tambourine, a flute, and a lyre, and they will be prophesying.
1 Corinthians 12:1
Now, dear brothers and sisters, regarding your question about the special abilities the Spirit gives us. I don't want you to misunderstand this.
1 Corinthians 12:31
So you should earnestly desire the most helpful gifts. But now let me show you a way of life that is best of all.
1 Corinthians 13:2
If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I understood all of God's secret plans and possessed all knowledge, and if I had such faith that I could move mountains, but didn't love others, I would be nothing.
1 Corinthians 14:22
So you see that speaking in tongues is a sign, not for believers, but for unbelievers. Prophecy, however, is for the benefit of believers, not unbelievers.
1 Corinthians 14:24
But if all of you are prophesying, and unbelievers or people who don't understand these things come into your meeting, they will be convicted of sin and judged by what you say.
1 Corinthians 14:39
So, my dear brothers and sisters, be eager to prophesy, and don't forbid speaking in tongues.
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