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 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 among you is wise and intelligent? Let him by his good conduct show his [good] deeds with the gentleness and humility 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.

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,

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 the fig tree, my brethren, produce olive berries? or the vine, figs? In the same manner no fountain can yield both salt water and 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 ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, boast not and do not be liars against the truth.


Cross References

James 2:18

But someone may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works; show me thy faith without thy works, and I will show thee my faith by my works.

James 1:21

So then, leave all uncleanness and remains of malice and receive with meekness the word ingested within you, which is able to cause your souls to be saved.

1 Peter 2:12

and have your honest conversation among the Gentiles, so that, in that which they murmur about you as of evildoers, having witnessed your good works, they may glorify God in the day of visitation.

Numbers 12:3

(Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men which were upon the face of the earth.)

2 Chronicles 2:12-13

Hiram said, moreover, Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, that made the heavens and the earth, who has given to King David a wise son with knowledge, good sense and understanding, that he might build a house for the LORD and a house for his kingdom.

Job 28:28

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

Psalm 25:9

Teth He will cause the humble to pass through the judgment, and the meek he will teach his way.

Psalm 45:4

And in thy majesty be prospered; ride upon the word of truth and of humility and of righteousness; and thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things.

Psalm 107:43

Who is wise and will observe these things and shall understand the mercies of the LORD?

Psalm 149:4

For the LORD takes pleasure in his people; he will beautify the humble with saving health.

Ecclesiastes 8:1

Who is as the wise man? and who is as he who knows the interpretation of all things? The wisdom of this man shall make his face to shine, and the coarseness of his face shall be changed.

Ecclesiastes 8:5

Whosoever keeps the commandment shall experience no evil thing, and a wise man's heart discerns both time and judgment.

Isaiah 11:3-4

and shall make him of quick olfaction in the fear of the LORD; and he shall not judge according to the sight of his eyes, neither reprove according to the hearing of his ears:

Isaiah 29:19

Then the humble shall grow in joy in the LORD, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.

Isaiah 60:6

The multitude of camels shall cover thee, the dromedaries of Midian and Ephah; all those from Sheba shall come: they shall bring gold and incense; and they shall show forth the praises of the LORD.

Isaiah 61:1

The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me because the LORD has anointed me; he has sent me to preach good tidings unto those who are cast down; to bind up the wounds of the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those that are bound;

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 for what cause the land perishes and is burned up like a wilderness that no one passes through?

Jeremiah 9:23

Thus hath the LORD said, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches;

Daniel 2:21

and it is he that changes the times and the opportunities; he removes kings and sets up kings; he gives wisdom unto the wise and knowledge unto those that know understanding:

Zephaniah 2:3

Seek ye the LORD, all ye humble of the earth, who have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek humility: it may be ye shall be kept in the day of the LORD's anger.

Matthew 5:5

Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

Matthew 7:24

Therefore, whosoever hears these words of mine and does them, I will liken him unto a prudent man, who built his house upon the rock;

Matthew 11:29

Take my yoke upon you and learn of me, for I am meek and humble of heart, and ye shall find rest for your souls.

Matthew 21:5

Say unto the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King comes unto thee, meek and sitting upon an ass and a colt the foal of a beast under yoke.

1 Corinthians 6:5

I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that shall be able to judge between his brothers?

2 Corinthians 8:24

Therefore show ye unto them before the congregations , the proof of your charity and of our glorying regarding you.

2 Corinthians 10:1

Now I, Paul, myself beseech you by the meekness and clemency of the Christ (who in presence am low among you, but being absent am bold toward you)

Galatians 5:23

meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

Galatians 6:1

Brethren, if anyone is overtaken in a fault, ye who are spiritual restore such a one in the spirit of meekness, considering thyself lest thou also be tempted.

Galatians 6:4

But let everyone prove his own work, and then he shall have glory regarding only himself, and not in another.

Ephesians 4:2

with all humility and meekness, with tolerance, forbearing one another in love,

Philippians 1:27

Only let your conversation be as is worthy of the gospel of Christ, that whether I come and see you or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, unanimous, working together for the faith of the gospel,

Colossians 3:12

Clothed, therefore, (as the elect of God, holy and beloved) with bowels of mercies, with kindness, with humility, with meekness, with tolerance,

1 Timothy 4:12

Let no man despise thy youth, but be thou an example of the faithful in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

1 Timothy 6:11

But thou, O man of God, flee these things and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, charity, tolerance, meekness.

2 Timothy 2:25

that with meekness they might teach those that resist, if God peradventure will grant unto them that they might repent and know the truth,

Titus 3:2

That they speak evil of no one, that they not be contentious, but gentle, showing all meekness unto all men.

Hebrews 13:5

Let your conversation be without covetousness, and be content with such things as ye have; for he has said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

James 3:1

My brethren, make not unto yourselves many teachers, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.

James 3:17

But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, modest, benevolent, full of mercy and of good fruits, not judgmental, unfeigned.

1 Peter 2:9

But ye are the chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, an acquired people, that ye should show forth the virtues of him who has called you out of darkness into his marvellous light.

1 Peter 3:1-2

Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands, so that also those who do not obey the Word, may be won without a word by the conversation of their wives,

1 Peter 3:4

but let the interior adorning of the heart be without corruption, and of an agreeable spirit and peaceful, which is precious in the sight of God.

1 Peter 3:15-16

but sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and be ready always to respond to every man that asks you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and reverence,

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