Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy.
Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak in languages.
And the LORD came down in a cloud, and spoke to him, and took of the spirit that was upon him, and gave it to 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 to the LORD; but he loveth him that followeth after righteousness.
He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honor.
Hearken to me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye that seek the LORD: look to the rock whence ye are hewn, and to the hole of the pit whence ye are digged.
What shall we say then? That the Gentiles who followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is by 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 to you a more excellent way.
And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
But he that prophesieth, speaketh to men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.
But if all prophesy, and there come in one that believeth not, or one unlearned, he is convinced by all, he is judged by all:
If any man thinketh himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write to you are the commandments of the Lord.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.
Well reported of for good works; if she hath brought up children, if she hath lodged strangers, if she hath washed the saints' feet, if she hath relieved the afflicted, if she hath diligently followed every good work.
But thou, O man of God, flee from these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
Let him shun evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and pursue it.
And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.