Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Who among you is wise and understanding? Let him show by his good behavior his deeds in the gentleness of wisdom.

King James Version

Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.

Holman Bible

Who is wise and understanding among you? He should show his works by good conduct with wisdom's gentleness.

International Standard Version

Who among you is wise and understanding? Let him show by his noble conduct that his actions are done humbly and wisely.

A Conservative Version

Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show from his good behavior his works in mildness of wisdom.

American Standard Version

Who is wise and understanding among you? let him show by his good life his works in meekness of wisdom.

Amplified

Who is there among you who is wise and intelligent? Then let him by his noble living show forth his [good] works with the [unobtrusive] humility [which is the proper attribute] of true wisdom.

An Understandable Version

Who [then] is the wise and understanding person among you? He should show by his good conduct [that he has] deeds of gentleness [stemming] from wisdom.

Anderson New Testament

Who is wise and discreet among you? Let him show, by a good behavior, his works, with the meekness of wisdom.

Bible in Basic English

Who has wisdom and good sense among you? let him make his works clear by a life of gentle wisdom.

Common New Testament

Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good life let him show his deeds in the humility of wisdom.

Daniel Mace New Testament

Whoever is a skilful moralist, let him show by his virtuous conduct, that he practises the humble precepts of wisdom.

Darby Translation

Who is wise and understanding among you; let him shew out of a good conversation his works in meekness of wisdom;

Godbey New Testament

Who is wise and instructed among you? Let him show forth out of beautiful conduct his works in meekness of wisdom.

Goodspeed New Testament

What wise, intelligent man is there among you? Let him show by his good life that what he does is done in the humility of wisdom.

John Wesley New Testament

Who is a wise and knowing man among you? Let him shew by a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Who is wise and ready among you? let him show out of a good conversation his works in meekness of wisdom.

Julia Smith Translation

Who wise and knowing among you? let him show out of a good mode of life his works in meekness of wisdom.

King James 2000

Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him show out of a good life his works with meekness of wisdom.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Who [is] wise and understanding among you? Let him show by his good behavior his works, with the humility of wisdom.

Modern King James verseion

Who is wise and knowing among you? Let him show his works by his good conduct with meekness of wisdom.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

If any man be wise and endued with learning among you, let him show the works of his good conversation in meekness that is coupled with wisdom.

Moffatt New Testament

Who among you is wise and learned? Let him show by his good conduct, with the modesty of wisdom, what his deeds are.

Montgomery New Testament

Who among you is wise and intelligent? Let him show his deeds by his good life, in the meekness of wisdom.

NET Bible

Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct he should show his works done in the gentleness that wisdom brings.

New Heart English Bible

Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by his good conduct that his deeds are done in gentleness of wisdom.

Noyes New Testament

Who is wise and endued with knowledge among you P let him show out of a good course of conduct his works in meekness of wisdom.

Sawyer New Testament

What wise and intelligent man is there among you? Let him show his works by good conduct, in the meekness of wisdom.

The Emphasized Bible

Who is wise and well-instructed-among you? Let him show, out of his comely behaviour, his works, in meekness of wisdom.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Who is a wise man and intelligent among you, let him shew in a becoming conduct his works with the meekness of wisdom.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Who among you claims to be wise and intelligent? Let him show that his actions are the outcome of a good life lived in the humility of true wisdom.

Webster

Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him show by a good deportment his works with meekness of wisdom.

Weymouth New Testament

Which of you is a wise and well-instructed man? Let him prove it by a right life with conduct guided by a wisely teachable spirit.

Williams New Testament

Who among you is wise and intelligent? Let him show by his noble living that his good deeds are done in humility, which wisdom prompts.

World English Bible

Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by his good conduct that his deeds are done in gentleness of wisdom.

Worrell New Testament

Who is wise and intelligent among you? Let him show, by his good conduct, his works in meekness of wisdom.

Worsley New Testament

Is there any wise and understanding man among you? let him shew his works by a good conversation in the meekness of wisdom:

Youngs Literal Translation

Who is wise and intelligent among you? let him shew out of the good behaviour his works in meekness of wisdom,

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 344

is a wise man
σοφός 
Sophos 
Usage: 19

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

ἐπιστήμων 
Epistemon 
Usage: 1

ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

ὑμῖν 
Humin 
you, ye, your, not tr,
Usage: 293

δεικνύω 
Deiknuo 
Usage: 22

out of
ἐκ ἐξ 
Ek 
of, from, out of, by, on, with,
Usage: 709

a good
καλός 
Kalos 
Usage: 62

ἀναστροφή 
Anastrophe 
Usage: 13


Usage: 0

ἔργον 
Ergon 
Usage: 130

with
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

πραΰ́της 
Prautes 
Usage: 3

Devotionals

Devotionals about James 3:13

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Context Readings

The Wisdom That Comes Down From Above

12 Can a fig tree, my brethren, produce olives, or a vine produce figs? Nor can salt water produce fresh. 13 Who among you is wise and understanding? Let him show by his good behavior his deeds in the gentleness of wisdom. 14 But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, do not be arrogant and so lie against the truth.


Cross References

James 2:18

But someone may well say, "You have faith and I have works; show me your faith without the works, and I will show you my faith by my works."

James 1:21

Therefore, putting aside all filthiness and all that remains of wickedness, in humility receive the word implanted, which is able to save your souls.

1 Peter 2:12

Keep your behavior excellent among the Gentiles, so that in the thing in which they slander you as evildoers, they may because of your good deeds, as they observe them, glorify God in the day of visitation.

Numbers 12:3

(Now the man Moses was very humble, more than any man who was on the face of the earth.)

2 Chronicles 2:12-13

Then Huram continued, "Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, who has made heaven and earth, who has given King David a wise son, endowed with discretion and understanding, who will build a house for the LORD and a royal palace for himself.

Job 28:28

"And to man He said, 'Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; And to depart from evil is understanding.'"

Psalm 25:9

He leads the humble in justice, And He teaches the humble His way.

Psalm 45:4

And in Your majesty ride on victoriously, For the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness; Let Your right hand teach You awesome things.

Psalm 107:43

Who is wise? Let him give heed to these things, And consider the lovingkindnesses of the LORD.

Psalm 149:4

For the LORD takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the afflicted ones with salvation.

Ecclesiastes 8:1

Who is like the wise man and who knows the interpretation of a matter? A man's wisdom illumines him and causes his stern face to beam.

Ecclesiastes 8:5

He who keeps a royal command experiences no trouble, for a wise heart knows the proper time and procedure.

Isaiah 11:3-4

And He will delight in the fear of the LORD, And He will not judge by what His eyes see, Nor make a decision by what His ears hear;

Isaiah 29:19

The afflicted also will increase their gladness in the LORD, And the needy of mankind will rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.

Isaiah 60:6

"A multitude of camels will cover you, The young camels of Midian and Ephah; All those from Sheba will come; They will bring gold and frankincense, And will bear good news of the praises of the LORD.

Isaiah 61:1

The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, Because the LORD has anointed me To bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to captives And freedom to prisoners;

Jeremiah 9:12

Who is the wise man that may understand this? And who is he to whom the mouth of the LORD has spoken, that he may declare it? Why is the land ruined, laid waste like a desert, so that no one passes through?

Jeremiah 9:23

Thus says the LORD, "Let not a wise man boast of his wisdom, and let not the mighty man boast of his might, let not a rich man boast of his riches;

Daniel 2:21

"It is He who changes the times and the epochs; He removes kings and establishes kings; He gives wisdom to wise men And knowledge to men of understanding.

Zephaniah 2:3

Seek the LORD, All you humble of the earth Who have carried out His ordinances; Seek righteousness, seek humility Perhaps you will be hidden In the day of the LORD'S anger.

Matthew 5:5

"Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth.

Matthew 7:24

"Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock.

Matthew 11:29

"Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS.

Matthew 21:5

"SAY TO THE DAUGHTER OF ZION, 'BEHOLD YOUR KING IS COMING TO YOU, GENTLE, AND MOUNTED ON A DONKEY, EVEN ON A COLT, THE FOAL OF A BEAST OF BURDEN.'"

1 Corinthians 6:5

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,

2 Corinthians 8:24

Therefore openly before the churches, show them the proof of your love and of our reason for boasting about you.

2 Corinthians 10:1

Now I, Paul, myself urge you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ--I who am meek when face to face with you, but bold toward you when absent!

Galatians 5:23

gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

Galatians 6:1

Brethren, even if anyone is caught in any trespass, you who are spiritual, restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness; each one looking to yourself, so that you too will not be tempted.

Galatians 6:4

But each one must examine his own work, and then he will have reason for boasting in regard to himself alone, and not in regard to another.

Ephesians 4:2

with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love,

Philippians 1:27

Only conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or remain absent, I will hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;

Colossians 3:12

So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience;

1 Timothy 4:12

Let no one look down on your youthfulness, but rather in speech, conduct, love, faith and purity, show yourself an example of those who believe.

1 Timothy 6:11

But flee from these things, you man of God, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, perseverance and gentleness.

2 Timothy 2:25

with gentleness correcting those who are in opposition, if perhaps God may grant them repentance leading to the knowledge of the truth,

Titus 3:2

to malign no one, to be peaceable, gentle, showing every consideration for all men.

Hebrews 13:5

Make sure that your character is free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, "I WILL NEVER DESERT YOU, NOR WILL I EVER FORSAKE YOU,"

James 3:1

Let not many of you become teachers, my brethren, knowing that as such we will incur a stricter judgment.

James 3:17

But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy.

1 Peter 2:9

But you are A CHOSEN RACE, A royal PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY NATION, A PEOPLE FOR God's OWN POSSESSION, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;

1 Peter 3:1-2

In the same way, you wives, be submissive to your own husbands so that even if any of them are disobedient to the word, they may be won without a word by the behavior of their wives,

1 Peter 3:4

but let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in the sight of God.

1 Peter 3:15-16

but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence;



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