Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

I would that ye all spake with tongues, but rather that ye prophesied: for greater is he that prophesieth than he that speaketh with tongues, except he interpret, that the church may receive edifying.

Bible References

Would

1 Corinthians 12:28
And God did set certain ones in the congregation : first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that faculties, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.
1 Corinthians 13:4
Charity suffers long and is benign; charity envies not; charity does nothing without due reason, is not puffed up,
Numbers 11:28
Then Joshua the son of Nun, the minister of Moses, one of his young men, answered and said, My lord Moses, forbid them.

For

1 Corinthians 14:1
Follow after charity and earnestly pursue spiritual gifts, but above all, that ye may prophesy.

Except

1 Corinthians 14:12
Even so ye, forasmuch as ye desire the things of the Spirit, earnestly pursue excellence unto the edification of the congregation .
1 Corinthians 12:10
to another, the operation of miracles; to another, prophecy; to another, discerning of spirits; to another, different kinds of tongues; to another, the interpretation of tongues:

General references

Genesis 30:34
And Laban said, Behold, I would it might be according to thy word.
1 Corinthians 12:7
But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one to profit with.
1 Thessalonians 5:20
Despise not prophecies.