9 [a]Be ye harberous one to another, without grudging.
10 [b]Let every man as he hath received the gift, minister the same one to another, [c]as good disposers of the manifold grace of God.
11 [d]If any man speak, let him speak as the words of God. If any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God ministereth, that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom is praise and dominion forever, and ever, Amen.
1 Peter 4:9Of all the duties of charity, he commendeth one, namely, which was at that time most necessary, to wit, hospitality, which he will have to be voluntary and most courteous and bountiful.
1 Peter 4:10He showeth the use of charity, to wit, that every man bestow that gift which he hath received to the profit of his neighbor.
1 Peter 4:10A reason, because that what gift soever we have we have received it of God upon this condition, to be his disposers and stewards.
1 Peter 4:11He reckoneth up two kinds of these gifts as chief, to wit, the office of teaching in the Church, and the other Ecclesiastical functions, wherein two things specially are to be observed, to wit, that the pure word of God be taught, and whatsoever is done, be referred to the glory of God the Father, in Christ, as to the proper mark.
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