New American Standard Bible
So also you, since you are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek to abound for the edification of 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.
Darby Bible Translation
Thus ye also, since ye are desirous of spirits, seek that ye may abound for the edification of the assembly.
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.
Young's Literal Translation
so also ye, since ye are earnestly desirous of spiritual gifts, for the building up of the assembly seek that ye may abound;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
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.
LibraryHere is the Sum of My Examination Before Justice Keelin, Justice Chester, Justice Blundale, Justice Beecher, Justice Snagg, Etc.
After I had lain in prison above seven weeks, the quarter-sessions were to be kept in Bedford, for the county thereof, unto which I was to be brought; and when my jailor had set me before those justices, there was a bill of indictment preferred against me. The extent thereof was as followeth: That John Bunyan, of the town of Bedford, labourer, being a person of such and such conditions, he hath (since such a time) devilishly and perniciously abstained from coming to church to hear Divine service, …
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So then we pursue the things which make for peace and the building up of one another.
1 Corinthians 14:3
But one who prophesies speaks to men for edification and exhortation and consolation.
1 Corinthians 14:4
One who speaks in a tongue edifies himself; but one who prophesies edifies the church.
1 Corinthians 14:5
Now I wish that you all spoke in tongues, but even more that you would prophesy; and greater is one who prophesies than one who speaks in tongues, unless he interprets, so that the church may receive edifying.
1 Corinthians 14:13
Therefore let one who speaks in a tongue pray that he may interpret.
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