Wisdom from Above

James 3

13 n Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom. 14 But if you have o bitter envy and 1 self-seeking in your hearts, p do not boast and lie against the truth. 15 q This wisdom does not descend from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic. 16 For r where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there. 17 But s the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, t without partiality u and without hypocrisy. 18 v Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.

  1. Cross References
    Galatians 6:4
    But let each one examine his own work, and then he will have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.
  2. Cross References
    Romans 13:13
    Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy.
  3. Cross References
    Romans 2:17
    Indeed you are called a Jew, and rest on the law, and make your boast in God.
  4. Cross References
    Philippians 3:19
    Whose end is destruction, whose god is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame - who set their mind on earthly things.
  5. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 3:3
    For you are still carnal. For where there are envy, strife, and divisions among you, are you not carnal and behaving like mere men?
  6. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 2:6
    However, we speak wisdom among those who are mature, yet not the wisdom of this age, nor of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing.
    1 Corinthians 2:7
    But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages for our glory.
  7. Cross References
    James 2:1
    My brethren, do not hold the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with partiality.
  8. Cross References
    Romans 12:9
    Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good.
    2 Corinthians 6:6
    By purity, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Spirit, by sincere love.
    1 Peter 1:22
    Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart.
  9. Cross References
    Proverbs 11:18
    The wicked man does deceptive work, But he who ...
    Isaiah 32:17
    The work of righteousness will be peace, And th...
    Hosea 10:12
    Sow for yourselves righteousness; Reap in mercy...
    Amos 6:12
    Do horses run on rocks? Does one plow there wit...
    Galatians 6:8
    For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh ...
    Philippians 1:11
    Being filled with the fruits of righteousness w...
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