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10Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received.

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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 anotherGreek 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.