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1 Corinthians 14:12

    1 Corinthians 14:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Even so you, for as much as you are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that you may excel to the edifying of the church.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    So also ye, since ye are zealous of spiritual gifts , seek that ye may abound unto the edifying of the church.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    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.

    Webster's Revision

    So also ye, since ye are zealous of spiritual gifts , seek that ye may abound unto the edifying of the church.

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    So also ye, since ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that ye may abound unto the edifying of the church.

    Definitions for 1 Corinthians 14:12

    Church - Assembly of "called out" ones.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Corinthians 14:12

    For as much as ye are zealous - Seeing ye affect so much to have spiritual gifts, seek that ye may get those by which ye may excel in edifying the Church.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Corinthians 14:12

    Even so ye - Since you desire spiritual gifts, I may urge it upon you to seek to he able to speak in a clear and intelligible manner, that you may edify the church. This is one of the most valuable endowments of the Spirit; and this should be earnestly desired.

    Forasmuch as ye are zealous - Since you earnestly desire; See the note at 1 Corinthians 12:31.

    Spiritual gifts - The endowments conferred by the Holy Spirit; See the note at 1 Corinthians 12:1.

    Seek that ye may excel ... - Seek that you may be able to convey truth in a clear and plain manner; seek to be distinguished for that. It is one of the most rare and valuable endowments of the Holy Spirit.