Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be.
Can both fresh water and salta water flow from the same spring?
My brothers, can a fig tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs?1 Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water.
Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show it2 by his good life, by deeds3 done in the humility that comes from wisdom.
But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition4 in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth.515
Such "wisdom" does not come down from heaven6 but is earthly, unspiritual, of the devil.716
For where you have envy and selfish ambition,8 there you find disorder and every evil practice.
But the wisdom that comes from heaven9 is first of all pure; then peace-loving,10 considerate, submissive, full of mercy11 and good fruit, impartial and sincere.1218
Peacemakers13 who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness.14