Jas. 3.13-18
last revised: 1/30/01
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        3:13 Who among you is wise and understanding? LetR113 him show by his goodR114 behavior his deeds in the gentleness of wisdom. 3:14 But if you have bitter jealousyR115 and selfishF57 ambition in your heart, do not be arrogant and {so} lie against theR116 truth. 3:15 This wisdom is not that which comes down fromR117 above, but is earthly,R118 natural,F58 R119 demonic.R120 3:16 For where jealousyR121 and selfishF59 ambition exist, thereF60 is disorder and every evil thing. 3:17 But the wisdom fromR122 above is first pure,R123 then peaceable,R124 gentle,R125 reasonable,F61 fullR126 of mercy and good fruits, unwavering,R127 without hypocrisy.R128 3:18 And the seedF62 R129 whose fruit is righteousness is sown in peace byF63 those who make peace. 

F57: Or {strife} 
F58: Or {unspiritual} 
F59: V 14, note+@1 
F60: I.e. in that place 
F61: Or {willing to yield} 
F62: Lit {fruit of righteousness} 
F63: Or {for} 

R113: Matthew 12:36f; 18f 
R114: Matthew 5:22 
R115: Psalms 140:3; Ecclesiastes 10:11; Romans 3:13 
R116: James 1:27 
R117: Genesis 1:26; 1 Corinthians 11:7 
R118: Matthew 7:16 
R119: James 2:18 
R120: 1 Peter 2:12 
R121: Romans 2:8; 2 Corinthians 12:20; James 3:16 
R122: 1 Timothy 2:4; James 1:18; 5:19 
R123: James 1:17 
R124: 1 Corinthians 2:6; 3:19 
R125: 2 Corinthians 1:12; Jude 19 
R126: 2 Thessalonians 2:9f; 1 Timothy 4:1; Revelation 2:24 
R127: Romans 2:8; 2 Corinthians 12:20; James 3:14 
R128: James 1:17 
R129: 2 Corinthians 7:11; James 4:8 
        3:13 Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good life let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom. 3:14 But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth. 3:15 This wisdom is not such as comes down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, devilish. 3:16 For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice. 3:17 But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, without uncertainty or insincerity. 3:18 And the harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.          3:13 If you are wise and understand God's ways, live a life of steady goodness so that only good deeds will pour forth. And if you don't brag about the good you do, then you will be truly wise! 3:14 But if you are bitterly jealous and there is selfish ambition in your hearts, don't brag about being wise. That is the worst kind of lie. 3:15 For jealousy and selfishness are not God's kind of wisdom. Such things are earthly, unspiritual, and motivated by the Devil. 3:16 For wherever there is jealousy and selfish ambition, there you will find disorder and every kind of evil. 3:17 But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and good deeds. It shows no partiality and is always sincere. 3:18 And those who are peacemakers will plant seeds of peace and reap a harvest of goodness.         3:13 Are there any of you who are wise and understanding? You are to prove it by your good life, by your good deeds performed with humility and wisdom.R15 3:14 But if in your heart you are jealous, bitter, and selfish, don't sin against the truth by boasting of your wisdom. 3:15 Such wisdom does not come down from heaven; it belongs to the world, it is unspiritual and demonic. 3:16 Where there is jealousy and selfishness, there is also disorder and every kind of evil. 3:17 But the wisdom from above is pure first of all; it is also peaceful, gentle, and friendly; it is full of compassion and produces a harvest of good deeds; it is free from prejudice and hypocrisy. 3:18 And goodness is the harvest that is produced from the seeds the peacemakers plant in peace. 

R15: +23.13 Si 19.20-30. 
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