James 3:13–18

Two Kinds of Wisdom

13 Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show itt by their good life, by deedsu done in the humility that comes from wisdom. 14 But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambitionv in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth.w 15 Such “wisdom” does not come down from heavenx but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic.y 16 For where you have envy and selfish ambition,z there you find disorder and every evil practice.

17 But the wisdom that comes from heavena is first of all pure; then peace-loving,b considerate, submissive, full of mercyc and good fruit, impartial and sincere.d 18 Peacemakerse who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness.f

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