If any man thinks himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord.
Moreover, brethren, I want not that you should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea;
Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.
Follow after love, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that you may prophesy.
For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure, above strength, so that we despaired even of life:
And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them who are asleep, that you sorrow not, even as others who have no hope.