Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show it1 by his good life, by deeds2 done in the humility that comes from wisdom.
But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition3 in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth.415
Such "wisdom" does not come down from heaven5 but is earthly, unspiritual, of the devil.616
For where you have envy and selfish ambition,7 there you find disorder and every evil practice.
But the wisdom that comes from heaven8 is first of all pure; then peace-loving,9 considerate, submissive, full of mercy10 and good fruit, impartial and sincere.11