James 3:9-18 NAS

9 With it we bless 1our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, 2who have been made in the likeness of God;

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10 from the same mouth come both blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be this way.
11 Does a fountain send out from the same opening both fresh and bitter water?

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    • g 3:11 - Lit "sweet"
      12 3Can a fig tree, my brethren, produce olives, or a vine produce figs? Nor can salt water produce fresh.

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        • h 3:12 - V 11, note 1

          Wisdom from Above

          13 Who among you is wise and understanding? 4Let him show by his 5good behavior his deeds in the gentleness of wisdom.

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          14 But if you have bitter 6jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, do not be arrogant and so lie against 7the truth.

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          15 This wisdom is not that which comes down 8from above, but is 9earthly, 10natural, 11demonic.

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          16 For where 12jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every evil thing.

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            • k 3:16 - V 14, note 1
            • l 3:16 - I.e. in that place
              18 And the 20seed whose fruit is righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.

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                • n 3:18 - Lit "fruit of righteousness"
                • o 3:18 - Or "for"