Wisdom from Above

James 3

13 Who is wise and understanding among you? m By his good conduct let him show his works n in the meekness of wisdom. 14 But if you have bitter o jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth. 15 This is not p the wisdom that comes down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, q demonic. 16 For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice. 17 But r the wisdom from above is first pure, then s peaceable, gentle, open to reason, t full of mercy and good fruits, u impartial and v sincere. 18 And w a harvest of righteousness x is sown in peace by those who make peace.

  1. Cross References
    James 2:18
    But someone will say, "You have faith and I have works." Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.
  2. Cross References
    James 1:21
    Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.
  3. Cross References
    James 3:16
    For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, ...
    Acts 5:17
    But the high priest rose up, and all who were w...
    Romans 2:8
    But for those who are self-seeking and do not o...
    2 Corinthians 12:20
    For I fear that perhaps when I come I may find ...
    Galatians 5:20
    Idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fi...
    Philippians 1:17
    The former proclaim Christ out of rivalry, not ...
    Philippians 2:3
    Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humi...
    Romans 13:13
    Let us walk properly as in the daytime, not in ...
  4. Cross References
    James 1:17
    Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.
  5. Cross References
    1 Kings 22:22
    And the Lord said to him, 'By what means?' And he said, 'I will go out, and will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.' And he said, 'You are to entice him, and you shall succeed; go out and do so.
    2 Thessalonians 2:9 - 10
    The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders.
    1 Timothy 4:1
    Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons.
    Revelation 2:24
    But to the rest of you in Thyatira, who do not hold this teaching, who have not learned what some call the deep things of Satan, to you I say, I do not lay on you any other burden.
  6. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 2:6 - 7
    Yet among the mature we do impart wisdom, although it is not a wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are doomed to pass away.
  7. Cross References
    Hebrews 12:11
    For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.
  8. Cross References
    Luke 6:36
    Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful.
  9. Cross References
    James 2:4
    Have you not then made distinctions among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts?
  10. Cross References
    Romans 12:9
    Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.
  11. Cross References
    Proverbs 11:18
    The wicked earns deceptive wages, but one who sows righteousness gets a sure reward.
    Isaiah 32:17
    And the effect of righteousness will be peace, and the result of righteousness, quietness and trust forever.
    Hosea 10:12
    Sow for yourselves righteousness; reap steadfast love; break up your fallow ground, for it is the time to seek the Lord, that he may come and rain righteousness upon you.
    Amos 6:12
    Do horses run on rocks? Does one plow there with oxen? But you have turned justice into poison and the fruit of righteousness into wormwood -
    Philippians 1:11
    Filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.
  12. Cross References
    Matthew 5:9
    Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.
    Galatians 6:7 - 8
    Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.
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