Follow the way of love1 and eagerly desire2 spiritual gifts,3 especially the gift of prophecy.42
For anyone who speaks in a tonguea5 does not speak to men but to God. Indeed, no one understands him;6 he utters mysteries7 with his spirit.b3
But everyone who prophesies speaks to men for their strengthening,8 encouragement9 and comfort.
He who speaks in a tongue10 edifies11 himself, but he who prophesies12 edifies the church.
I would like every one of you to speak in tongues,c but I would rather have you prophesy.13 He who prophesies is greater than one who speaks in tongues,d unless he interprets, so that the church may be edified.14