1 Corinthians 14:12

Greek/English Interlinear with Strong’s Numbers

King James Version

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

Even so you, since you are zealous for spiritual gifts, let it be for the edification of the ekklesia that you seek to excel.
New American Standard Bible

So also you, since you are zealous of spiritual gifts (spirits), seek to abound for the edification of the ekklesia.
New International Version

so it is with you. Since you are eager to have spiritual gifts, try to excel in gifts that build up the ekklesia.
The Amplified Bible

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 the ekklesia.
Wuest’s Expanded Translation

Thus also, as for yourselves, since you are those who are most eagerly desirous of spirits , [spiritual powers], be desiring them in order that you may abound in them with a view to building up the local assembly.
Phillips’ Modern English

So with yourselves, since you are so eager to possess spiritual gifts, concentrate your ambition upon receiving those which make for the real growth of your ekklesia.
Williams’ Language of the People

So, as you are ambitious for spiritual gifts, you must keep trying to excel for the upbuilding of the ekklesia.
1 Cor. 14:11 π 1 Cor. 14:13
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Writings on the Paidion Books Site
That Reference This Scripture

  1. Ekklesia - A Word Study - Neil Girrard Reading the Scriptures with the word “church” in them has done centuries of damage to the body of Christ. A simple reading of these Scriptures with the Greek word “ekklesia” re-inserted can be a real eye-opener.

  2. The New Testament Pattern of Ekklesia - Neil Girrard There is a New Testament pattern of ekklesia - and modern “church” life does not match up.
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