I say this to your shame. Is it so, that there is not among you one wise man who will be able to decide between his brethren,
I do not write these things to shame you, but to admonish you as my beloved children.
Become sober-minded as you ought, and stop sinning; for some have no knowledge of God. I speak this to your shame.
The wisdom of the sensible is to understand his way,
But the foolishness of fools is deceit.
At this time Peter stood up in the midst of the brethren (a gathering of about one hundred and twenty persons was there together), and said,
Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you thinks that he is wise in this age, he must become foolish, so that he may become wise.
We are fools for Christ’s sake, but you are prudent in Christ; we are weak, but you are strong; you are distinguished, but we are without honor.
Does not even nature itself teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a dishonor to him,
But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.
Who among you is wise and understanding? Let him show by his good behavior his deeds in the gentleness of wisdom.