1 Corinthians 14:1-3 NIV

Gifts of Prophecy and Tongues

1 Follow the way of love1 and eagerly desire2 spiritual gifts,3 especially the gift of prophecy.4

References for 1 Corinthians 14:1

      2 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.b

      References for 1 Corinthians 14:2

        • a 14:2 - Or "another language"; also in verses 4, 13, 14, 19, 26 and 27
        • b 14:2 - Or "by the Spirit"
          3 But everyone who prophesies speaks to men for their strengthening,8 encouragement9 and comfort.

          References for 1 Corinthians 14:3