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1 Corinthians 14:1

Prophecy and Tongues

14:1 Pursue love and be eager for the spiritual gifts, especially that you may prophesy.

1 Corinthians 14:3-5

14:3 But the one who prophesies speaks to people for their strengthening, 1  encouragement, and consolation. 14:4 The one who speaks in a tongue builds himself up, 2  but the one who prophesies builds up the church. 14:5 I wish you all spoke in tongues, but even more that you would prophesy. The one who prophesies is greater than the one who speaks in tongues, unless he interprets so that the church may be strengthened.

1 Corinthians 14:24

14:24 But if all prophesy, and an unbeliever or uninformed person enters, he will be convicted by all, he will be called to account by all.

1 Corinthians 14:29

14:29 Two or three prophets should speak and the others should evaluate what is said.

1 Corinthians 14:31-32

14:31 For you can all prophesy one after another, so all can learn and be encouraged. 14:32 Indeed, the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets,

1 tn Grk “edification.”

2 sn The Greek term builds (himself) up does not necessarily bear positive connotations in this context.

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