Parallel Verses

World English Bible

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.

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

Holman Bible

But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peace-loving, gentle, compliant, full of mercy and good fruits, without favoritism and hypocrisy.

International Standard Version

However, the wisdom that comes from above is first of all pure, then peace-loving, gentle, willing to yield, full of compassion and good deeds, and without a trace of partiality or hypocrisy.

A Conservative Version

But the wisdom from above is indeed first pure, then peaceful, meek, easily entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and non-hypocritical.

American Standard Version

But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without variance, without hypocrisy.

Amplified

But the wisdom from above is first of all pure (undefiled); then it is peace-loving, courteous (considerate, gentle). [It is willing to] yield to reason, full of compassion and good fruits; it is wholehearted and straightforward, impartial and unfeigned (free from doubts, wavering, and insincerity).

An Understandable Version

But the [true] wisdom, which is from [God] above, is first of all pure, then peace-loving, patient and easily persuaded. [It is] full of mercy and produces a crop of good deeds; [it is] impartial [or, unwavering] and sincere.

Anderson New Testament

But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

Bible in Basic English

But the wisdom which is from heaven is first holy, then gentle, readily giving way in argument, full of peace and mercy and good works, not doubting, not seeming other than it is.

Common New Testament

But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, without uncertainty or hypocrisy.

Daniel Mace New Testament

but wisdom deriv'd from heaven is first dispassionate, then pacific, equitable, and obsequious: full of beneficence, and all social virtue, free from partiality, and hypocrisy.

Darby Translation

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

Godbey New Testament

But the wisdom which is from above is indeed first pure, then peaceable, gentle, easily persuaded, full of mercy and of good works, free from partiality and hypocrisy.

Goodspeed New Testament

The wisdom that is from above is first of all pure, then peaceable, considerate, willing to yield, full of compassion and good deeds, whole-hearted, straightforward.

John Wesley New Testament

But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits,

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

Julia Smith Translation

And the wisdom from above is truly first pure, then peaceful, decorous, docile, full of mercy and good fruits, not separated, and unfeigned.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceful, gentle, obedient, full of mercy and good fruits, nonjudgmental, without hypocrisy,

Modern King James verseion

But the wisdom that is from above is first truly pure, then peaceable, gentle, easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

but the wisdom that is from above, is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without judging, and without simulation.

Moffatt New Testament

The wisdom from above is first of all pure, then peaceable, forbearing, conciliatory, full of mercy and wholesome fruit, unambiguous, straightforward;

Montgomery New Testament

But the wisdom which comes from on high is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, conciliatory, overflowing with mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without insincerity.

NET Bible

But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, accommodating, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial, and not hypocritical.

New Heart English Bible

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

Noyes New Testament

But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, without hypocrisy.

Sawyer New Testament

But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, easy to be persuaded, full of mercy and of good fruits, without partiality, without hypocrisy.

The Emphasized Bible

But, the wisdom from above, is - first pure, then peaceable, reasonable, easy to be entreated, fraught with mercy and good fruits, without partiality, without hypocrisy.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, meek, easily persuadable, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial, and void of dissimulation.

Twentieth Century New Testament

But the wisdom from above is, before every thing else, pure; then peace-loving, gentle, open to conviction, rich in compassion and good deeds, and free from partiality and insincerity.

Webster

But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

Weymouth New Testament

The wisdom from above is first of all pure, then peaceful, courteous, not self-willed, full of compassion and kind actions, free from favouritism and from all insincerity.

Williams New Testament

The wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of compassion and good deeds, free from doubts and insincerity.

Worrell New Testament

But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, mild, compliant, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, without hypocrisy.

Worsley New Testament

But the wisdom that is from above first is pure, then peaceable, mild, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy.

Youngs Literal Translation

and the wisdom from above, first, indeed, is pure, then peaceable, gentle, easily entreated, full of kindness and good fruits, uncontentious, and unhypocritical: --

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
But
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

the wisdom
σοφία 
Sophia 
Usage: 45

that is
ἐστί 
Esti 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 585

ἄνωθεν 
Anothen 
from above, top, again, from the first, from the beginning, not tr
Usage: 10

is first
πρῶτον 
Proton 
first, at the first Trans, first of all,
Usage: 40

G53
ἁγνός 
Hagnos 
Usage: 8

ἔπειτα 
Epeita 
Usage: 15

εἰρηνικός 
Eirenikos 
Usage: 2

ἐπιεικής 
Epieikes 
Usage: 5

and easy to be intreated
εὐπειθής 
Eupeithes 
easy to be intreated
Usage: 1

μεστός 
mestos 
Usage: 7

of mercy
ἔλεος 
Eleos 
Usage: 25

and



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

G18
ἀγαθός 
Agathos 
Usage: 70

καρπός 
Karpos 
Usage: 25

G87
ἀδιάκριτος 
Adiakritos 
Usage: 1

Devotionals

Devotionals about James 3:17

Images James 3:17

Context Readings

The Wisdom That Comes Down From Above

16 For where jealousy and selfish ambition are, there is confusion and every evil deed. 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. 18 Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.


Cross References

Romans 12:9

Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor that which is evil. Cling to that which is good.

James 2:4

haven't you shown partiality among yourselves, and become judges with evil thoughts?

Luke 6:36

Therefore be merciful, even as your Father is also merciful.

1 Corinthians 2:6-7

We speak wisdom, however, among those who are full grown; yet a wisdom not of this world, nor of the rulers of this world, who are coming to nothing.

Titus 3:2

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

James 1:17

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom can be no variation, nor turning shadow.

James 4:8

Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

Genesis 41:38-39

Pharaoh said to his servants, "Can we find such a one as this, a man in whom is the Spirit of God?"

Exodus 36:2

Moses called Bezalel and Oholiab, and every wise-hearted man, in whose heart Yahweh had put wisdom, even everyone whose heart stirred him up to come to the work to do it:

1 Kings 3:9

Give your servant therefore an understanding heart to judge your people, that I may discern between good and evil; for who is able to judge this your great people?"

1 Kings 3:12

behold, I have done according to your word. Behold, I have given you a wise and an understanding heart; so that there has been none like you before you, neither after you shall any arise like you.

1 Kings 3:28

All Israel heard of the judgment which the king had judged; and they feared the king: for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him, to do justice.

1 Chronicles 22:9

Behold, a son shall be born to you, who shall be a man of rest. I will give him rest from all his enemies all around; for his name shall be Solomon, and I will give peace and quietness to Israel in his days.

1 Chronicles 22:12

May Yahweh give you discretion and understanding, and put you in charge of Israel; that so you may keep the law of Yahweh your God.

Job 28:12

"But where shall wisdom be found? Where is the place of understanding?

Job 28:23

"God understands its way, and he knows its place.

Job 28:28

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

Proverbs 2:6

For Yahweh gives wisdom. Out of his mouth comes knowledge and understanding.

Isaiah 2:4

He will judge between the nations, and will decide concerning many peoples; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.

Isaiah 9:6-7

For to us a child is born. To us a son is given; and the government will be on his shoulders. His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 11:2-9

The Spirit of Yahweh will rest on him: the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of Yahweh.

Isaiah 32:6

For the fool will speak folly, and his heart will work iniquity, to practice profanity, and to utter error against Yahweh, To make empty the soul of the hungry, and to cause the drink of the thirsty to fail.

Isaiah 32:15-17

Until the Spirit is poured on us from on high, and the wilderness becomes a fruitful field, and the fruitful field is considered a forest.

Isaiah 40:11

He will feed his flock like a shepherd. He will gather the lambs in his arm, and carry them in his bosom. He will gently lead those who have their young.

Daniel 1:17

Now as for these four youths, God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom: and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams.

Malachi 2:9

"Therefore I have also made you contemptible and base before all the people, according to the way you have not kept my ways, but have had respect for persons in the law.

Malachi 3:3

and he will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and he will purify the sons of Levi, and refine them as gold and silver; and they shall offer to Yahweh offerings in righteousness.

Matthew 5:8

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

Matthew 23:28

Even so you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but inwardly you are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.

Luke 12:1-2

Meanwhile, when a multitude of many thousands had gathered together, so much so that they trampled on each other, he began to tell his disciples first of all, "Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.

Luke 21:15

for I will give you a mouth and wisdom which all your adversaries will not be able to withstand or to contradict.

John 1:14

The Word became flesh, and lived among us. We saw his glory, such glory as of the one and only Son of the Father, full of grace and truth.

John 1:47

Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and said about him, "Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom is no deceit!"

Acts 9:36

Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which when translated, means Dorcas. This woman was full of good works and acts of mercy which she did.

Acts 11:24

For he was a good man, and full of the Holy Spirit and of faith, and many people were added to the Lord.

Romans 12:18

If it is possible, as much as it is up to you, be at peace with all men.

Romans 15:14

I myself am also persuaded about you, my brothers, that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish others.

1 Corinthians 12:8

For to one is given through the Spirit the word of wisdom, and to another the word of knowledge, according to the same Spirit;

1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Love is patient and is kind; love doesn't envy. Love doesn't brag, is not proud,

2 Corinthians 9:10

Now may he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food, supply and multiply your seed for sowing, and increase the fruits of your righteousness;

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 5:22-23

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith,

Ephesians 5:9

for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth,

Philippians 1:11

being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

Philippians 4:8

Finally, brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are honorable, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report; if there is any virtue, and if there is any praise, think about these things.

Colossians 1:10

that you may walk worthily of the Lord, to please him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;

1 Thessalonians 2:7

But we were gentle among you, like a nursing mother cherishes her own children.

1 Timothy 5:21

I command you in the sight of God, and Christ Jesus, and the chosen angels, that you observe these things without prejudice, doing nothing by partiality.

2 Timothy 2:24

The Lord's servant must not quarrel, but be gentle towards all, able to teach, patient,

Titus 1:15

To the pure, all things are pure; but to those who are defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure; but both their mind and their conscience are defiled.

Hebrews 12:11

All chastening seems for the present to be not joyous but grievous; yet afterward it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been exercised thereby.

Hebrews 12:14

Follow after peace with all men, and the sanctification without which no man will see the Lord,

James 1:5

But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach; and it will be given to him.

James 3:15

This wisdom is not that which comes down from above, but is earthly, sensual, and demonic.

1 Peter 1:22

Seeing you have purified your souls in your obedience to the truth through the Spirit in sincere brotherly affection, love one another from the heart fervently:

1 Peter 2:1

Putting away therefore all wickedness, all deceit, hypocrisies, envies, and all evil speaking,

1 John 3:3

Everyone who has this hope set on him purifies himself, even as he is pure.

1 John 3:18

My little children, let's not love in word only, neither with the tongue only, but in deed and truth.

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