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Therefore, my brothers and sisters, be eager to prophesy, and do not forbid speaking in tongues.
King James Bible
Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues.
American Standard Version
Wherefore, my brethren, desire earnestly to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues.
Young's Literal Translation
so that, brethren, earnestly desire to prophesy, and to speak with tongues do not forbid;
1 Corinthians 14:39 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Covet to prophesy - Let it be your endeavor and prayer to be able to teach the way of God to the ignorant; this is the most valuable, because the most useful gift of the Spirit.
And forbid not to speak with tongues - Let every gift have its own place and operation; let none envy another; nor prevent him from doing that part of the work to which God, by giving the qualification, has evidently called him.
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1 Corinthians 14:1,3,5,24,25 Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that you may prophesy...
1 Corinthians 12:31 But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet show I to you a more excellent way.
1 Thessalonians 5:20 Despise not prophesyings.
1 Corinthians 14:39 Parallel CommentariesAmbitious Check Chief Conclusion Covet Desire Eager Earnestly Forbid Languages Prophesy Prophets Speak Speaking Stopped Tongues Using WhereforeAmbitious Check Chief Conclusion Covet Desire Eager Earnestly Forbid Languages Prophesy Prophets Speak Speaking Stopped Tongues Using WhereforeTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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1 Corinthians 12:31 Now eagerly desire the greater gifts. Love Is Indispensable And yet I will show you the most excellent way.
1 Corinthians 13:2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.
1 Corinthians 14:1 Follow the way of love and eagerly desire gifts of the Spirit, especially prophecy.
1 Corinthians 14:38 But if anyone ignores this, they will themselves be ignored.