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, indeed, set some in the assembly: first, apostles; second, prophets; third, teachers; after that, miracles; then, gifts of healings, helps, governments, various kinds of tongues.
1 Corinthians 13:4
Love suffers long, is kind; love envies not; love vaunts not herself, is not puffed up,

For

1 Corinthians 14:1
Pursue love; and earnestly desire the spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy.

Except

1 Corinthians 14:12
So also ye, since ye are eager for spiritual gifts, seek that ye may abound in them with a view to the edification of the assembly.
1 Corinthians 12:10
and to another, workings of mighty deeds; and to another, prophecy; and to another, discerning of spirits; to another, various kinds of tongues; and to another, interpretation of tongues.

General references

1 Corinthians 12:7
And to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for profiting.
1 Thessalonians 5:20
Despise not prophesyings;