Parallel Verses

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 Version

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

Holman Bible

So also you-since you are zealous in matters of the spirit, seek to excel in building up the church.

International Standard Version

In the same way, since you're so desirous of spiritual gifts, you must keep on desiring them for building up the church.

A Conservative Version

So also ye, since ye are zealots of spirits, seek so that ye may excel for the edification 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.

Amplified

So it is with yourselves; since you are so eager and ambitious to possess spiritual endowments and manifestations of the [Holy] Spirit, [concentrate on] striving to excel and to abound [in them] in ways that will build up the church.

An Understandable Version

So, you people also, since you are eager for [supernatural] spiritual gifts, should look for ways to excel in building up the church.

Anderson New Testament

So, also, do you, since you greatly desire spiritual gifts, seek to excel to the building up of the church.

Bible in Basic English

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.

Common New Testament

So it is with you; since you are eager for spiritual gifts, strive to excel in building up the church.

Daniel Mace New Testament

But since there is emulation among you concerning spiritual gifts, seek to abound in the exercise of such gifts as tend most to the edification of the church.

Darby Translation

Thus ye also, since ye are desirous of spirits, seek that ye may abound for the edification of the assembly.

Godbey New Testament

So also you, since you are zealots of spirits, seek that you may abound unto the edification of the church.

Goodspeed New Testament

So since you are ambitious for spiritual endowments, you must try to excel in them in ways that will do good to the church.

John Wesley New Testament

So ye also, seeing ye desire spiritual gifts, seek to abound in them, to the edifying of the church.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Even so ye, forasmuch as ye desire the things of the Spirit, earnestly pursue excellence unto the edification of the congregation .

Julia Smith Translation

So also ye, since ye are zealous of spirits, for the building up of the church seek that ye may abound.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

In this way also you, since you are zealous of spiritual [gifts], seek for the edification of the church, in order that you may abound.

Modern King James verseion

Even so you, since you are zealots of spiritual things, seek to build up the church, in order that you may abound

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Even so ye - forasmuch as ye covet spiritual gifts - seek that ye may have plenty unto the edifying of the congregation.

Moffatt New Testament

So with yourselves; since your heart is set on possessing 'spirits,' make the edification of the church your aim in this desire to excel.

Montgomery New Testament

So also in your case, since you are ambitious for spiritual gifts, seek to excel in them for the upbuilding of the church.

NET Bible

It is the same with you. Since you are eager for manifestations of the Spirit, seek to abound in order to strengthen the church.

New Heart English Bible

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

New simplified Bible

As much as you are zealous for spiritual gifts, strive to build-up (increase) the enlightenment (understanding) of the congregation.

Noyes New Testament

So also ye, since ye are eager to possess spiritual gifts, be earnest to abound in them to the edification of the church.

Sawyer New Testament

So also you, since you are earnestly desirous of spirits [spiritual gifts], seek to abound for the edification of the church.

The Emphasized Bible

So, ye, also - since ye are, envious, of spirits, unto the upbuilding of the assembly, seek to be pre-eminent.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

So also ye, if ye zealously affect spiritual gifts, seek that ye may abound in them for the edification of the church.

Twentieth Century New Testament

And so with you; since your are striving for spiritual gifts, be eager to excel in such as will build up the faith of the Church.

Webster

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.

Williams New Testament

So, as you are ambitious for spiritual gifts, you must keep trying to excel for the upbuilding 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.

Worrell New Testament

So also ye, since ye are eager for spiritual gifts, seek that ye may abound in them with a view to the edification of the assembly.

Worsley New Testament

So ye also, since ye are so desirous of spiritual gifts, seek to abound in them to the edification of the church.

Youngs 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;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage

and , also , even , both , then , so , likewise , not tr. , , vr and
Usage: 0

so
οὕτω 
Houto 
so , thus , even so , on this wise , likewise , after this manner ,
Usage: 146

ye
ὑμείς 
Humeis 
ye , ye yourselves , you , not tr
Usage: 120

ἐπεί 
Epei 
Usage: 26

ye are
ἐστέ 
Este 
are , be , is , belong to , have been , not tr
Usage: 53

ζηλωτής 
Zelotes 
Usage: 5

πνεῦμα 
Pneuma 
Usage: 334

ζητέω 
Zeteo 
seek , seek for , go about , desire ,
Usage: 79

ἵνα 
Hina 
that , to ,
Usage: 472

ye may excel
περισσεύω 
Perisseuo 
Usage: 31

to
πρός 
Pros 
unto , to , with , for , against , among , at , not tr , , vr to
Usage: 412

the edifying
οἰκοδομή 
Oikodome 
Usage: 17

References

Hastings

Morish

Watsons

Context Readings

Appropriate Use Of Prophecy And Tongues

11 If then I do not know the meaning of the language, I will be to the one who speaks a barbarian, and the one who speaks will be a barbarian to me. 12 So also you, since you are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek to abound for the edification of the church. 13 Therefore let one who speaks in a tongue pray that he may interpret.


Cross References

1 Corinthians 14:26

What is the outcome then, brethren? When you assemble, each one has a psalm, has a teaching, has a revelation, has a tongue, has an interpretation Let all things be done for edification.

1 Corinthians 12:7

But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.

1 Corinthians 12:31

But earnestly desire the greater gifts. And I show you a still more excellent way.

1 Corinthians 14:1

Pursue love, yet desire earnestly spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy.

1 Corinthians 14:3-4

But one who prophesies speaks to men for edification and exhortation and consolation.

Titus 2:14

who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.



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