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

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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.

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