1 Corinthians 14:12
Good News Translation
Since you are eager to have the gifts of the Spirit, you must try above everything else to make greater use of those which help to build up the church.

Contemporary English Version
If you really want spiritual gifts, choose the ones that will be most helpful to the church.

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

New American Bible
So with yourselves: since you strive eagerly for spirits, seek to have an abundance of them for building up the church.

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

forasmuch.

1 Corinthians 14:1 Follow after charity, be zealous for spiritual gifts; but rather that you may prophesy.

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

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

spiritual gifts.

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 prophesieth speaketh to men unto edification and exhortation and comfort. . . .

Context
Prophecy and Tongues
11If then I know not the power of the voice, I shall be to him to whom I speak a barbarian: and he that speaketh a barbarian to me. 12So you also, forasmuch as you are zealous of spirits, seek to abound unto the edifying of the church. 13And therefore he that speaketh by a tongue, let him pray that he may interpret.…
Cross References
Romans 14:19
Therefore, let us follow after the things that are of peace and keep the things that are of edification, one towards another.

1 Corinthians 14:3
But he that prophesieth speaketh to men unto edification and exhortation and comfort.

1 Corinthians 14:4
He that speaketh in a tongue edifieth himself: but he that prophesieth, edifieth the church.

1 Corinthians 14:5
And I would have you all to speak with tongues, but rather to prophesy. For greater is he that prophesieth than he that speaketh with tongues: unless perhaps he interpret, that the church may receive edification.

1 Corinthians 14:13
And therefore he that speaketh by a tongue, let him pray that he may interpret.

Additional Translations
It is the same with you. Since you are eager to have spiritual gifts, strive to excel in gifts that build up the church.

So also you, since you are zealous of spiritual gifts, search for the edification of the church, that you should cause it to abound.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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