Prophecy and Tongues

14 (A)Pursue love, and (B)earnestly desire the (C)spiritual gifts, especially that you may (D)prophesy. For (E)one who speaks in a tongue speaks not to men but to God; for no one understands him, but he utters mysteries in the Spirit. On the other hand, the one who prophesies speaks to people for their upbuilding and encouragement and consolation. The one who speaks in a tongue builds up himself, but the one who prophesies builds up the church. Now I want you all to speak in tongues, but (F)even more to prophesy. The one who prophesies is greater than the one who speaks in tongues, unless someone interprets, so that the church may be built up.

Read full chapter

Bible Gateway Recommends

ESV Study Bible, Black Genuine Leather
ESV Study Bible, Black Genuine Leather
Retail: $109.99
Our Price: $47.99
Save: $62.00 (56%)
4.5 of 5.0 stars
ESV Following Jesus Bible, Softcover
ESV Following Jesus Bible, Softcover
Retail: $22.99
Our Price: $6.99
Save: $16.00 (70%)
5.0 of 5.0 stars
ESV Reader's Bible, Softcover
ESV Reader's Bible, Softcover
Retail: $24.99
Our Price: $5.49
Save: $19.50 (78%)
4.5 of 5.0 stars
ESV Archaeology Study Bible--soft leather-look, brown
ESV Archaeology Study Bible--soft leather-look, brown
Retail: $79.99
Our Price: $24.99
Save: $55.00 (69%)
5.0 of 5.0 stars
ESV My Creative Bible for Girls, Hardcover, Purple Glitter
ESV My Creative Bible for Girls, Hardcover, Purple Glitter
Retail: $39.99
Our Price: $26.99
Save: $13.00 (33%)
5.0 of 5.0 stars