“Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy.”
King James Version (KJV)
14:1 Follow after love - With zeal, vigour, courage, patience; else you can neither attain nor keep it. And - In their place, as subservient to this. Desire spiritual gifts; but especially that ye may prophesy - The word here does not mean foretelling things to come; but rather opening and applying the scripture.
1Co 14:1 Order in Public Worship SUMMARY OF I CORINTHIANS 14: Of the Spiritual Gifts Prophecy Gives the First Place. Speaking with Tongues Secondary. Both Must Be Used So As to Edify. In the Church Assemblies What Is Spoken in a Tongue Must Be. Interpreted. One Only Must Speak at Once. The Women Must Keep Silent. Follow after charity and desire spiritual [gifts]. Though love is to be a supreme pursuit, yet this is not intended to disparage spiritual gifts. But rather that ye may prophesy. Let spiritual gifts be sought, but in seeking, desire above all the gift of prophecy.