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James 3:13

True Wisdom

3:13 Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct he should show his works done in the gentleness that wisdom brings. 1 

James 3:17-18

3:17 But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, accommodating, 2  full of mercy and good fruit, 3  impartial, and not hypocritical. 4  3:18 And the fruit that consists of righteousness 5  is planted 6  in peace among 7  those who make peace.

1 tn Grk “works in the gentleness of wisdom.”

2 tn Or “willing to yield,” “open to persuasion.”

3 tn Grk “fruits.” The plural Greek term καρπούς has been translated with the collective singular “fruit.”

4 tn Or “sincere.”

5 tn Grk “the fruit of righteousness,” meaning righteous living as a fruit, as the thing produced.

6 tn Grk “is sown.”

7 tn Or “for,” or possibly “by.”

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