1 Peter 4:10
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New International Version
Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in its various forms.

New Living Translation
God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.

English Standard Version
As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace:

New American Standard Bible
As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

King James Bible
As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Based on the gift each one has received, use it to serve others, as good managers of the varied grace of God.

International Standard Version
As good servant managers of God's grace in its various forms, serve one another with the gift each of you has received.

NET Bible
Just as each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of the varied grace of God.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And let each one of you serve his neighbor with the gift he has received from God, as good stewards of the unique grace of God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Each of you as a good manager must use the gift that God has given you to serve others.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Let each one according to the gift that he has received, administer it unto the others, as a good steward of the diverse graces of God.

King James 2000 Bible
As every man has received a gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

American King James Version
As every man has received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

American Standard Version
according as each hath received a gift, ministering it among yourselves, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God;

Douay-Rheims Bible
As every man hath received grace, ministering the same one to another: as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

Darby Bible Translation
each according as he has received a gift, ministering it to one another, as good stewards of [the] various grace of God.

English Revised Version
according as each hath received a gift, ministering it among yourselves, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God;

Webster's Bible Translation
As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

Weymouth New Testament
Whatever be the gifts which each has received, you must use them for one another's benefit, as good stewards of God's many-sided kindness.

World English Bible
As each has received a gift, employ it in serving one another, as good managers of the grace of God in its various forms.

Young's Literal Translation
each, according as he received a gift, to one another ministering it, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

4:7-11 The destruction of the Jewish church and nation, foretold by our Saviour, was very near. And the speedy approach of death and judgment concerns all, to which these words naturally lead our minds. Our approaching end, is a powerful argument to make us sober in all worldly matters, and earnest in religion. There are so many things amiss in all, that unless love covers, excuses, and forgives in others, the mistakes and faults for which every one needs the forbearance of others, Satan will prevail to stir up divisions and discords. But we are not to suppose that charity will cover or make amends for the sins of those who exercise it, so as to induce God to forgive them. The nature of a Christian's work, which is high work and hard work, the goodness of the Master, and the excellence of the reward, all require that our endeavours should be serious and earnest. And in all the duties and services of life, we should aim at the glory of God as our chief end. He is a miserable, unsettled wretch, who cleaves to himself, and forgets God; is only perplexed about his credit, and gain, and base ends, which are often broken, and which, when he attains, both he and they must shortly perish together. But he who has given up himself and his all to God, may say confidently that the Lord is his portion; and nothing but glory through Christ Jesus, is solid and lasting; that abideth for ever.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 10. - As every man hath received the gift; rather, according as each received a gift. The aorist ἔλαβεν, "received," seems to point to a definite time, as baptism, or the laying on of hands (comp. Acts 8:17; Acts 19:6; 1 Timothy 4:14). For the gift (χάρισμα), comp. Romans 12:6; 1 Corinthians 12:4, "There are diversities of gifts." Even so minister the same one to another; literally, ministering it towards one another. The gifts of grace, whatever they may be, are talents entrusted to individual Christians for the good of the whole Church; those who have them must use them to minister to the wants of others (comp. 1 Peter 1:12, where the same word, διακονεῖν, to minister, is used of the gift of prophecy). As good stewards of the manifold grace of God. We seem to see here a reference to the parable of the talents (comp. also 1 Corinthians 4:1; Titus 1:7). Christians must be "good stewards (καλοὶ οἰκονόμοι)." There should be not only exactness, but also grace and beauty in their stewardship - the beauty which belongs to holy love, and flows from the imitation of him who is "the good Shepherd (ὁ ποιμὴν ὁ καλός).";;The gifts (χαρίσματα) are the manifestations of the grace (χάρις) of God; that grace from which all gifts issue is called manifold (ποικίλη), because of the diversities of its gifts, the variety of its manifestations.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

As every man hath received the gift,.... That is, from God, as the Syriac and Ethiopic versions add. This is a general rule laid down by the apostle, according to which, distribution of every kind, whether in things temporal or spiritual, is to be made, even according to the nature, quality, and quantity of the gift received: the greatest gift God bestows on men, next to himself, Son, and Spirit, and received by them in this life, is special grace; which God gives of his sovereign will and pleasure, liberally, abundantly, without the deserts of men, or conditions to be performed by them; of this kind are faith, repentance, hope, and love: the next to this is the ministerial gift, or what qualifies men for the work of the ministry; which is not anything in nature, or what is acquired by art and industry, but is a gift of grace, which is bestowed on some in a higher, on others in a lower degree: and besides these, there are the gifts of nature and providence, as human wisdom, and the knowledge of things natural and civil, riches and wealth, and the various good things of life; for there is nothing a man has in nature and in grace but what is a gift to him, and what he has received: and according to the measure of the gift received, be it what it will, the exhortation is,

even so minister the same one to another; or to, and among yourselves; to your neighbours or companions, as the Syriac, version renders it; if the gift be special grace though that itself cannot be imparted from one to another, yet the knowledge of it may; and it becomes such who have an experience of the grace of God upon their hearts to make it known, both to particular friends in private conversation, and to the church of God in public, for the use and edification of others, and the glory of God's grace: if the gift be a ministerial one, whether it be greater or less, for it is not in all alike, it is not to be wrapped up in a napkin, and hid in the earth, or to lie neglected, but to be stirred up, and used for the benefit of the souls of men: and if it is a temporal one, the good things of this life, according to the measure of them, that a man has, he is to minister to the supply of the poor; and as God has prospered him, he is to distribute to the necessities of others; as men freely receive, be it what it will, they should freely minister it, according to the nature and measure of it:

as good stewards of the manifold grace of God; for they are but stewards of whatsoever gifts they have; and therefore, if they would approve themselves good stewards, they should minister the same in proportion to their reception of them. Manifold and various are the graces of the Spirit of God, and the rich experiences communicated to men, which are not only for themselves, but for the good of others also: gifts for public usefulness are different one from another; one man has one gift, and another has another; or the same gift is not alike in all, in some greater, and in others less; and all are but stewards: they are accountable for them, and the use of them, to their great Lord and master: and various are the doctrines of the grace of God; of the grace of the Father in election, in the everlasting covenant, in the mission of his Son, in the free justification of sinners by his righteousness, in the free and full pardon of all their sins, in the adoption of any into his family, and in the gift of eternal life; and of the Son of God, in engaging as the surety of his people from everlasting, in assuming their nature in time, in obeying, suffering, and dying in their room and stead; and of the Spirit of God in regeneration and sanctification; and of all these mysteries of grace the ministers of the Gospel are stewards; and it is required of them that they be faithful. Temporal good things are given to men, not for their own use only, but for others; and they are but stewards of them; the original proprietor is God, and to him they must give an account of their stewardship, and how they have used and disposed of the manifold gifts which God of his goodness has put into their hands; so that this last clause contains a reason or argument enforcing the above rule.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

10. every—"even as each man hath received," in whatever degree, and of whatever kind. The Spirit's gifts (literally, "gift of grace," that is, gratuitously bestowed) are the common property of the Christian community, each Christian being but a steward for the edifying of the whole, not receiving the gift merely for his own use.

minister the same—not discontentedly envying or disparaging the gift of another.

one to another—Greek as in 1Pe 4:8, "towards yourselves"; implying that all form but one body, and in seeking the good of other members they are promoting the good of themselves.

stewards—referring to Mt 25:15, &c.; Lu 19:13-26.

1 Peter 4:10 Additional Commentaries
Context
Living for God's Glory
9Be hospitable to one another without complaint. 10As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. 11Whoever speaks, is to do so as one who is speaking the utterances of God; whoever serves is to do so as one who is serving by the strength which God supplies; so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belongs the glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
Cross References
Romans 12:6
We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith;

1 Corinthians 4:1
This, then, is how you ought to regard us: as servants of Christ and as those entrusted with the mysteries God has revealed.

1 Corinthians 4:7
For who makes you different from anyone else? What do you have that you did not receive? And if you did receive it, why do you boast as though you did not?

1 Peter 5:10
And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.

1 Peter 5:12
With the help of Silas, whom I regard as a faithful brother, I have written to you briefly, encouraging you and testifying that this is the true grace of God. Stand fast in it.
Treasury of Scripture

As every man has received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

every.

Matthew 25:14,15 For the kingdom of heaven is as a man traveling into a far country, …

Luke 19:13 And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and …

Romans 12:6-8 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given …

1 Corinthians 4:7 For who makes you to differ from another? and what have you that …

1 Corinthians 12:4-11 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit…

ministry.

Matthew 20:28 Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered to, but to minister, …

Matthew 25:44 Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we you an …

Mark 10:45 For even the Son of man came not to be ministered to, but to minister, …

Luke 8:3 And Joanna the wife of Chuza Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many …

Romans 15:25,27 But now I go to Jerusalem to minister to the saints…

2 Corinthians 9:1 For as touching the ministering to the saints, it is superfluous …

2 Timothy 1:18 The Lord grant to him that he may find mercy of the Lord in that …

Hebrews 6:10 For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labor of love, …

good.

Matthew 24:45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord has made ruler …

Matthew 24:14,21 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world …

Luke 12:42 And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom …

Luke 16:1-8 And he said also to his disciples, There was a certain rich man, …

1 Corinthians 4:1,2 Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards …

Titus 1:7 For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not self-willed, …

the manifold.

1 Corinthians 3:10 According to the grace of God which is given to me, as a wise master …

1 Corinthians 12:4 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.

1 Corinthians 15:10 But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed …

2 Corinthians 6:1 We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that you …

Ephesians 3:8 To me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given…

Ephesians 4:11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; …

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