1 Corinthians 14:12

“Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that ye may excel to the edifying of the church.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Euen so ye, forasmuch as yee are zealous of spirituall gifts, seeke that yee may excell to the edifying of the Church.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So also you, since you are zealous of spiritual {gifts,} seek to abound for the edification of the church.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

So also ye, since ye are zealous of spiritual `gifts', seek that ye may abound unto the edifying of the church.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So if you are desiring the things which the Spirit gives, let your minds be turned first to the things which are for the good of the church.
- Basic English Bible

Thus *ye* also, since ye are desirous of spirits, seek that ye may abound for the edification of the assembly.
- Darby Bible

Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that ye may excel to the edifying of the church.
- Webster's Bible

Therefore, seeing that you are ambitious for spiritual gifts, seek to excel in them so as to benefit the Church.
- Weymouth Bible

So also you, since you are zealous for spiritual gifts, seek that you may abound to the building up of the assembly.
- World English Bible

So ye, for ye ben loueris of spiritis, seke ye that ye be plenteuouse to edificacioun of the chirche.
- Wycliffe Bible

so also ye, since ye are earnestly desirous of spiritual gifts, for the building up of the assembly seek that ye may abound;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 14:12


1Co 14:12 Seek that ye may excel to the edifying of the church. If you seek for spiritual gifts, seek rather those that will build up the church, such as prophesying and teaching.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 14

  • A disciple
    "Therefore if I know not the meaning of the voice, I shall be unto him that speaks a barbarian, and he that speaks shall be a barbarian unto me." The Lord gave four examples of the kinds of hearts men have with respect to hearing and receiving His Word. The examples all came out of the individuals' own making of what kind they would be; for God's will is clearly for ALL of them to have been saved.
  • A disciple
    Wayne; God commanded the woman to be under obedience and subjection to her husband in Genesis 3:15 directly after pronouncing to the serpent his eternal condemnation and the breaking of his head by the coming of Christ. The Western Churches are in disobedience to this Word because of rebellious worldly influences and thinking they're above such things, thus opening the door to more and more evil.
  • Wayne
    While the woman preacher was in full control and full authority, all things were done in an orderly manner. Also decent manner. That's quite a broad statement about most western churches. Unless you've visited most western churches.
  • Steve morrow
    JUDE 1:17 BUT BELOVED REMEMBER YOU THE WORDS WHICH WERE SPOKEN BEFORE OF THE APOSTLES OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST --18-- HOW THAT THEY TOLD YOU THERE SHOULD BE MOCKERS IN THE LAST TIME WHO SHOULD WALK AFTER THEIR OWN UNGODLY LUSTS --19--THESE BE THEY WHO SEPARATE THEMSELVES SENSUAL NOT HAVING THE SPIRIT**PSALM 12:3 THE LORD SHALL CUT OFF ALL FLATTERING LIPS AND THE TONGUE THAT SPEAKETH PROUD THINGS**
  • Steve morrow
    5:43 I AM COME IN MY FATHERS NAME AND --- YOU RECEIVE ME NOT --- IF ANOTHER SHALL COME IN HIS OWN NAME HIM YOU WILL RECEIVE JOHN 14:15 ---IF YOU LOVE ME---KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS 1 CORINTHIANS 16:22 IF ANY MAN LOVE NOT THE LORD JESUS CHRIST LET HIM BE ANATHEMA MARANATHA ACTS 20:30 ALSO OF YOUR OWN SELVES SHALL MEN ARISE SPEAKING PERVERSE THINGS TO DRAW AWAY DISCIPLES AFTER THEM
  • A disciple
    The Law for the women to keep silence and be obedient was commanded by the LORD God in Eden because of the woman's being beguiled by the devil. All things decently and in order, is the right way for Christians to conduct themselves; both at home and their usual surroundings, and in Assembly. Most all of the Western Churches however have abandoned modesty and orderly conduct for worldly influences.

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