Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

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

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 has 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.

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
Who
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

you
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

his

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

References

Images James 3:13

Prayers for James 3:13

Context Readings

The Wisdom That Comes Down From Above

12 Can, my brethren, a fig produce olives, or a vine figs? Neither can salt water make sweet water. 13 Who is wise and understanding among you; let him shew out of a good conversation his works in meekness of wisdom; 14 but if ye have bitter emulation and strife in your hearts, do not boast and lie against the truth.


Cross References

James 2:18

But some one will say, Thou hast faith and I have works. Shew me thy faith without works, and I from my works will shew thee my faith.

James 1:21

Wherefore, laying aside all filthiness and abounding of wickedness, accept with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.

1 Peter 2:12

having your conversation honest among the Gentiles, that as to that in which they speak against you as evildoers, they may through your good works, themselves witnessing them, glorify God in the day of visitation.

Numbers 12:3

But the man Moses was very meek, above all men that were upon the face of the earth.

2 Chronicles 2:12-13

And Huram said, Blessed be Jehovah the God of Israel, that made the heavens and the earth, who has given to David the king a wise son, endued with prudence and understanding, who will build a house for Jehovah and a house for his kingdom.

Job 28:28

And unto man he said, Lo, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.

Psalm 25:9

The meek will he guide in judgment, and the meek will he teach his way.

Psalm 45:4

And in thy splendour ride prosperously, because of truth and meekness and righteousness: and thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things.

Psalm 107:43

Whoso is wise, let him observe these things, and let them understand the loving-kindnesses of Jehovah.

Psalm 149:4

For Jehovah taketh pleasure in his people; he beautifieth the meek with salvation.

Ecclesiastes 8:1

Who is as the wise? and who knoweth the explanation of things? A man's wisdom maketh his face to shine, and the boldness of his face is changed.

Ecclesiastes 8:5

Whoso keepeth the commandment shall know no evil thing; and a wise man's heart knoweth time and manner.

Isaiah 11:3-4

And his delight will be in the fear of Jehovah; and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears;

Isaiah 29:19

and the meek shall increase their joy in Jehovah, and the needy among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.

Isaiah 60:6

A multitude of camels shall cover thee, young camels of Midian and Ephah; all they from Sheba shall come: they shall bring gold and incense; and they shall publish the praises of Jehovah.

Isaiah 61:1

The Spirit of the Lord Jehovah is upon me, because Jehovah hath anointed me to announce glad tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and opening of the prison to them that are bound;

Jeremiah 9:12

Who is a wise man, that he may understand this? and he to whom the mouth of Jehovah hath spoken, that he may declare it? Why is the land perished, burnt up like a wilderness, so that none passeth through?

Jeremiah 9:23

Thus saith Jehovah: Let not the wise glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty glory in his might; let not the rich glory in his riches:

Daniel 2:21

And it is he that changeth times and seasons; He deposeth kings, and setteth up kings; He giveth wisdom to the wise, And knowledge to them that know understanding.

Zephaniah 2:3

Seek Jehovah, all ye meek of the land, who have performed his ordinance; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of Jehovah's anger.

Matthew 5:5

Blessed the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

Matthew 7:24

Whoever therefore hears these my words and does them, I will liken him to a prudent man, who built his house upon the rock;

Matthew 11:29

Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall find rest to your souls;

Matthew 21:5

Say to the daughter of Zion, Behold thy King cometh to thee, meek, and mounted upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.

1 Corinthians 6:5

I speak to you to put you to shame. Thus there is not a wise person among you, not even one, who shall be able to decide between his brethren!

2 Corinthians 8:24

Shew therefore to them, before the assemblies, the proof of your love, and of our boasting about you.

2 Corinthians 10:1

But I myself, Paul, entreat you by the meekness and gentleness of the Christ, who, as to appearance, when present am mean among you, but absent am bold towards you;

Galatians 5:23

meekness, self-control: against such things there is no law.

Galatians 6:1

Brethren, if even a man be taken in some fault, ye who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of meekness, considering thyself lest thou also be tempted.

Galatians 6:4

but let each prove his own work, and then he will have his boast in what belongs to himself alone, and not in what belongs to another.

Ephesians 4:2

with all lowliness and meekness, with long-suffering, bearing with one another in love;

Philippians 1:27

Only conduct yourselves worthily of the glad tidings of the Christ, in order that whether coming and seeing you, or absent, I may hear of what concerns you, that ye stand firm in one spirit, with one soul, labouring together in the same conflict with the faith of the glad tidings;

Colossians 3:12

Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of compassion, kindness, lowliness, meekness, longsuffering;

1 Timothy 4:12

Let no one despise thy youth, but be a model of the believers, in word, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.

1 Timothy 6:11

But thou, O man of God, flee these things, and pursue righteousness, piety, faith, love, endurance, meekness of spirit.

2 Timothy 2:25

in meekness setting right those who oppose, if God perhaps may sometime give them repentance to acknowledgment of the truth,

Titus 3:2

to speak evil of no one, not to be contentious, to be mild, shewing all meekness towards all men.

Hebrews 13:5

Let your conversation be without love of money, satisfied with your present circumstances; for he has said, I will not leave thee, neither will I forsake thee.

James 3:1

Be not many teachers, my brethren, knowing that we shall receive greater judgment.

James 3:17

But the wisdom from above first is pure, then peaceful, gentle, yielding, full of mercy and good fruits, unquestioning, unfeigned.

1 Peter 2:9

But ye are a chosen race, a kingly priesthood, a holy nation, a people for a possession, that ye might set forth the excellencies of him who has called you out of darkness to his wonderful light;

1 Peter 3:1-2

Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, that, even if any are disobedient to the word, they may be gained without the word by the conversation of the wives,

1 Peter 3:4

but the hidden man of the heart, in the incorruptible ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which in the sight of God is of great price.

1 Peter 3:15-16

but sanctify the Lord the Christ in your hearts, and be always prepared to give an answer to every one that asks you to give an account of the hope that is in you, but with meekness and fear;

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