New American Standard Bible
Therefore, my brethren, desire earnestly to prophesy, and do not forbid to speak in tongues.
King James Bible
Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues.
Darby Bible Translation
So that, brethren, desire to prophesy, and do not forbid the speaking with tongues.
World English Bible
Therefore, brothers, desire earnestly to prophesy, and don't forbid speaking with other languages.
Young's Literal Translation
so that, brethren, earnestly desire to prophesy, and to speak with tongues do not forbid;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Covet to prophesy - See the note at 1 Corinthians 14:1. This is the "summing up" of all that he had said. It was "desirable" that a man should wish to be able to speak, under the teaching of the Holy Spirit, in such a manner as to edify the church.
And forbid not ... - Do not suppose that the power of speaking foreign languages is useless, or is to be despised, or that it is to be prohibited. "In its own place" it is a valuable endowment; and on proper occasions the talent should be exercised; see in 1 Corinthians 14:22.
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After I had lain in prison above seven weeks, the quarter-sessions were to be kept in Bedford, for the county thereof, unto which I was to be brought; and when my jailor had set me before those justices, there was a bill of indictment preferred against me. The extent thereof was as followeth: That John Bunyan, of the town of Bedford, labourer, being a person of such and such conditions, he hath (since such a time) devilishly and perniciously abstained from coming to church to hear Divine service, …
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1 Corinthians 12:31
But earnestly desire the greater gifts. And I show you a still more excellent way.
1 Corinthians 13:2
If I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.
1 Corinthians 14:1
Pursue love, yet desire earnestly spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy.
1 Corinthians 14:38
But if anyone does not recognize this, he is not recognized.
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