1 Corinthians 14:12
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English Standard Version
So with yourselves, since you are eager for manifestations of the Spirit, strive to excel in building up the church.

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

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
So you also, forasmuch as you are zealous of spirits, seek to abound unto the edifying of the church.

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

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

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

1 Corinthians 14:12 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Spiritual gifts (πνευμάτων)

Lit., spirits. Paul treats the different spiritual manifestations as if they represented a variety of spirits. To an observer of the unseemly rivalries it would appear as if not one spirit, but different spirits, were the object of their zeal.

1 Corinthians 14:12 Parallel Commentaries

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forasmuch.

1 Corinthians 14:1 Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that you may prophesy.

1 Corinthians 12:7,31 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit with...

Titus 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify to himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

spiritual gifts. Gr. spirits. See on.

1 Corinthians 14:32 And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets.

seek.

1 Corinthians 14:3,4,26 But he that prophesies speaks to men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort...

Cross References
Romans 14:19
So then let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding.

1 Corinthians 14:3
On the other hand, the one who prophesies speaks to people for their upbuilding and encouragement and consolation.

1 Corinthians 14:4
The one who speaks in a tongue builds up himself, but the one who prophesies builds up the church.

1 Corinthians 14:5
Now I want you all to speak in tongues, but even more to prophesy. The one who prophesies is greater than the one who speaks in tongues, unless someone interprets, so that the church may be built up.

1 Corinthians 14:13
Therefore, one who speaks in a tongue should pray that he may interpret.

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