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

  • Stephen F. Zielski
    SPEAKING IN TONGUES = CHRIST IN YOU = PROOF POSSITIVE OF THE POWER AND PRESENCE OF THE INDWELLING GIFTS OF THE 9 MANIFESTATIONS OF THE HOLY GHOST = BORN OF THE INCORRUPTABLE SEED MADE OF THE TRUE AND GENUINE TEMPLE MADE WITHOUT HANDS = OH YES WE CAN FOR HIS EVERLASTING GLORY IN THESE LATTER DAYS IN THIS KINGDOM OF GOD AMEN ! RESTORATION FROM ACTS THROUGH JUDE RIGHTLY DIVIDED AMEN ! SHALOM SAINTS !
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    From the book of Acts through unto the book of Jude and the blueprint Paul had given us all still remains and abides with us today - Glory to the Lord my God amen indeed. So why argue. That which is of the flesh is flesh { religion } who have rejected it all. Have they not down through the ages ? All those who do His Will which is His Word are {Christ in you} the sons of God - shalom beloved.
  • 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.
  • 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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