Bible: 1 Corinthians 14:1-5

Prophecy and Tongues

14:1 Pursue love and be eager for the spiritual gifts, especially that you may prophesy. 14:2 For the one speaking in a tongue does not speak to people but to God, for no one understands; he is speaking mysteries by the Spirit. 1  14:3 But the one who prophesies speaks to people for their strengthening, 2  encouragement, and consolation. 14:4 The one who speaks in a tongue builds himself up, 3  but the one who prophesies builds up the church. 14:5 I wish you all spoke in tongues, but even more that you would prophesy. The one who prophesies is greater than the one who speaks in tongues, unless he interprets so that the church may be strengthened.

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