James 3:13–18

Wisdom from Above

13 Who among you is wise and understanding? aLet him show by his bgood behavior his deeds in the gentleness of wisdom.

14 But if you have bitter ajealousy and 1selfish ambition in your heart, do not be arrogant and so lie against bthe truth.

15 This wisdom is not that which comes down afrom above, but is bearthly, 1cnatural, ddemonic.

16 For where ajealousy and 1selfish ambition exist, 2there is disorder and every evil thing.

17 But the wisdom afrom above is first bpure, then cpeaceable, dgentle, 1reasonable, efull of mercy and good fruits, funwavering, without ghypocrisy.

18 And the 1aseed whose fruit is righteousness is sown in peace 2by those who make peace.

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