1 Corinthians 14:1-24
Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that you may prophesy.…
Had I my choice of all things that might tend to my present felicity, I would pitch upon this; to have my heart possessed with the greatest kindness and affection toward all men in the world. I am sure this would make me partake in all the happiness of others. Certainly, next to the love and enjoyment of God, that ardent charity and affection wherewith blessed souls do embrace one another is justly to be reckoned as the greatest felicity of regions above; and, did it universally prevail in the world, it would anticipate that blessedness, and make us taste of the joys of heaven upon earth.
Parallel VersesKJV: Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy.