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James 3:13-18 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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13 Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good life let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom. 13 Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show it by his good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.
14 But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth. 14 But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth.
15 This wisdom is not such as comes down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, devilish. 15 Such "wisdom" does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, of the devil.
16 For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice. 16 For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.
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. 17 But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.
18 And the harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace. 18 Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness.