Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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 a fig tree, my brothers, yield olives, or a vine figs? Thus no spring yields both salt water and fresh water. 13 Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by his good conduct that his deeds are done in gentleness of wisdom. 14 But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, don't boast and don't lie against the truth.


Cross References

James 2:18

Yes, a man will say, "You have faith, and I have works." Show me your faith without works, and I by my works will show you my faith.

James 1:21

Therefore, putting away all filthiness and overflowing of wickedness, receive with humility the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.

1 Peter 2:12

having good behavior among the nations, so in that of which they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they see, glorify God in the day of visitation.

Numbers 12:3

Now the man Moses was very humble, above all the men who were on the surface of the earth.

2 Chronicles 2:12-13

Huram continued, "Blessed be Yahweh, the God of Israel, that made heaven and earth, who has given to David the king a wise son, endowed with discretion and understanding, that should build a house for Yahweh, and a house for his kingdom.

Job 28:28

To man he said, 'Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom. To depart from evil is understanding.'"

Psalm 25:9

He will guide the humble in justice. He will teach the humble his way.

Psalm 45:4

In your majesty ride on victoriously on behalf of truth, humility, and righteousness. Let your right hand display awesome deeds.

Psalm 107:43

Whoever is wise will pay attention to these things. They will consider the loving kindnesses of Yahweh. A Song. A Psalm by David.

Psalm 149:4

For Yahweh takes pleasure in his people. He crowns the humble with salvation.

Ecclesiastes 8:1

Who is like the wise man? And who knows the interpretation of a thing? A man's wisdom makes his face shine, and the hardness of his face is changed.

Ecclesiastes 8:5

Whoever keeps the commandment shall not come to harm, and his wise heart will know the time and procedure.

Isaiah 11:3-4

His delight will be in the fear of Yahweh. He will not judge by the sight of his eyes, neither decide by the hearing of his ears;

Isaiah 29:19

The humble also will increase their joy in Yahweh, and the poor among men will rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.

Isaiah 60:6

The multitude of camels shall cover you, the dromedaries of Midian and Ephah; all they from Sheba shall come; they shall bring gold and frankincense, and shall proclaim the praises of Yahweh.

Isaiah 61:1

The Spirit of the Lord Yahweh is on me; because Yahweh has anointed me to preach good news to the humble. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and release to those who are bound;

Jeremiah 9:12

Who is the wise man, that may understand this? and [who is] he to whom the mouth of Yahweh has spoken, that he may declare it? why is the land perished and burned up like a wilderness, so that none passes through?

Jeremiah 9:23

Thus says Yahweh, Don't let the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, don't let the rich man glory in his riches;

Daniel 2:21

He changes the times and the seasons; he removes kings, and sets up kings; he gives wisdom to the wise, and knowledge to those who have understanding;

Zephaniah 2:3

Seek Yahweh, all you humble of the land, who have kept his ordinances. Seek righteousness. Seek humility. It may be that you will be hidden in the day of Yahweh's anger.

Matthew 5:5

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

Matthew 7:24

"Everyone therefore who hears these words of mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man, who built his house on a rock.

Matthew 11:29

Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart; and you will find rest for your souls.

Matthew 21:5

"Tell the daughter of Zion, behold, your King comes to you, humble, and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey."

1 Corinthians 6:5

I say this to move you to shame. Isn't there even one wise man among you who would be able to decide between his brothers?

2 Corinthians 8:24

Therefore show the proof of your love to them in front of the assemblies, and of our boasting on your behalf.

2 Corinthians 10:1

Now I Paul, myself, entreat you by the humility and gentleness of Christ; I who in your presence am lowly among you, but being absent am bold toward you.

Galatians 5:23

gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

Galatians 6:1

Brothers, even if a man is caught in some fault, you who are spiritual must restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness; looking to yourself so that you also aren't tempted.

Galatians 6:4

But let each man test his own work, and then he will take pride in himself and not in his neighbor.

Ephesians 4:2

with all lowliness and humility, with patience, bearing with one another in love;

Philippians 1:27

Only let your way of life be worthy of the Good News of Christ, that, whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of your state, that you stand firm in one spirit, with one soul striving for the faith of the Good News;

Colossians 3:12

Put on therefore, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, a heart of compassion, kindness, lowliness, humility, and perseverance;

1 Timothy 4:12

Let no man despise your youth; but be an example to those who believe, in word, in your way of life, in love, in spirit, in faith, and in purity.

1 Timothy 6:11

But you, man of God, flee these things, and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, and gentleness.

2 Timothy 2:25

in gentleness correcting those who oppose him: perhaps God may give them repentance leading to a full knowledge of the truth,

Titus 3:2

to speak evil of no one, not to be contentious, to be gentle, showing all humility toward all men.

Hebrews 13:5

Be free from the love of money, content with such things as you have, for he has said, "I will in no way leave you, neither will I in any way forsake you."

James 3:1

Let not many of you be teachers, my brothers, knowing that we will receive heavier judgment.

James 3:17

But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceful, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and 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, that you may proclaim the excellence of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light:

1 Peter 3:1-2

In the same way, wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; so that, even if any don't obey the Word, they may be won by the behavior of their wives without a word;

1 Peter 3:4

but in the hidden person of the heart, in the incorruptible adornment of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God very precious.

1 Peter 3:15-16

But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts; and always be ready to give an answer to everyone who asks you a reason concerning the hope that is in you, with humility and fear:

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