Follow after love, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that you may prophesy.
Therefore, brethren, be eager to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues.
And the LORD came down in a cloud, and spoke unto him, and took some of the spirit that was upon him, and gave it unto the seventy elders: and it came to pass, that, when the spirit rested upon them, they prophesied, and did not cease.
The way of the wicked is an abomination unto the LORD: but he loves him that follows after righteousness.
Hearken to me, you that follow after righteousness, you that seek the LORD: look unto the rock from where you were hewn, and to the hole of the pit from which you were dug.
What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, who followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith.
Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith;
Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things with which one may edify another.
But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet I show unto you a more excellent way.
And now abides faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
But he that prophesies speaks unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.
But if all prophesy, and there come in one that believes not, or one unlearned, he is convicted of all, he is judged of all:
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.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
Neglect not the gift that is in you, which was given you through prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.
Well reported of for good works; if she has brought up children, if she has lodged strangers, if she has washed the saints' feet, if she has relieved the afflicted, if she has diligently followed every good work.
But you, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, love, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
Let him turn away from evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and pursue it.
And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness love.