Are there those among you who are truly wise and understanding? Then they should show it by living right and doing good things with a gentleness that comes from wisdom.
But if you are selfish and have bitter jealousy in your hearts, do not brag. Your bragging is a lie that hides the truth.
That kind of "wisdom" does not come from God but from the world. It is not spiritual; it is from the devil.
Where jealousy and selfishness are, there will be confusion and every kind of evil.
But the wisdom that comes from God is first of all pure, then peaceful, gentle, and easy to please. This wisdom is always ready to help those who are troubled and to do good for others. It is always fair and honest.
People who work for peace in a peaceful way plant a good crop of right-living.