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Are there any of you who are wise and understanding? You are to prove it by your good life, by your good deeds performed with humility and wisdom.
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Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge, among you? Let him shew, by a good contestation, his work in the meekness of wisdom.
James 3:1 Be ye not many masters, my brethren, knowing that you receive the greater judgment.
Psalm 107:43 Who is wise, and will keep these things; and will understand the mercies of the Lord?
Ecclesiastes 8:1,5 The wisdom of a man shineth in his countenance, and the most mighty will change his face. . . .
Jeremiah 9:12,23 Who is the wise man, that may understand this, and to whom the word of the mouth of the Lord may come that he may declare this, why the land hath perished, and is burnt up like a wilderness, which none passeth through? . . .
Matthew 7:24 Every one therefore that heareth these my words, and doth them, shall be likened to a wise man that built his house upon a rock,
1 Corinthians 6:5 I speak to your shame. Is it so that there is not among you any one wise man that is able to judge between his brethren?
Galatians 6:4 But let every one prove his own work: and so he shall have glory in himself only and not in another.
2 Chronicles 2:12,13 And he added, saying: Blessed be the Lord the God of Israel, who made heaven and earth, who hath given to king David a wise and knowing son, endued with understanding and prudence, to build a house to the Lord, and a palace for himself. . . .
Job 28:28 And he said to man: Behold the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom: and to depart from evil, is understanding.
Isaiah 11:3 And he shall be filled with the spirit of the fear of the Lord, He shall not judge according to the sight of the eyes, nor reprove according to the hearing of the ears.
Daniel 2:21 And he changeth times and ages: taketh away kingdoms, and establisheth them: giveth wisdom to the wise, and knowledge to them that have understanding:
James 2:18 But some man will say: Thou hast faith, and I have works. Shew me thy faith without works; and I will shew thee, by works, my faith.
Isaiah 60:6 The multitude of camels shall cover thee, the dromedaries of Madian and Epha: all they from Saba shall come, bringing gold and frankincense: and shewing forth praise to the Lord.
2 Corinthians 8:24 Wherefore shew ye to them, in the sight of the churches, the evidence of your charity and of our boasting on your behalf.
1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen generation, a kingly priesthood, a holy nation, a purchased people: that you may declare his virtues, who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light:
Philippians 1:27 Only let your conversation be worthy of the gospel of Christ: that, whether I come and see you, or, being absent, may hear of you, that you stand fast in one spirit, with one mind labouring together for the faith of the gospel.
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 faith, in chastity.
Hebrews 13:5 Let your manners be without covetousness, contented with such things as you have. For he hath said: I will not leave thee: neither will I forsake thee.
1 Peter 2:12 Having your conversation good among the Gentiles: that whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may, by the good works which they shall behold in you, glorify God in the day of visitation.
1 Peter 3:1,2,16 In like manner also, let wives be subject to their husbands: that, if any believe not the word, they may be won without the word, by the conversation of the wives, . . .
James 3:17 But the wisdom that is from above, first indeed is chaste, then peaceable, modest, easy to be persuaded, consenting to the good, full of mercy and good fruits, without judging, without dissimulation.
James 1:21 Wherefore, casting away all uncleanness and abundance of naughtiness, with meekness receive the ingrafted word, which is able to save your souls.
Numbers 12:3 (For Moses was a man exceeding meek above all men that dwelt upon earth)
Psalm 25:9 He will guide the mild in judgment: he will teach the meek his ways.
Psalm 45:4 With thy comeliness and thy beauty set out, proceed prosperously, and reign. Because of truth and meekness and justice: and thy right hand shall conduct thee wonderfully.
Psalm 149:4 For the Lord is well pleased with his people: and he will exalt the meek unto salvation.
Isaiah 11:4 But he shall judge the poor with justice, and shall reprove with equity the meek of the earth: and he shall strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips he shall slay the wicked.
Isaiah 29:19 And the meek shall increase their joy in the Lord, and the poor men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.
Isaiah 61:1 The spirit of the Lord is upon me, because the Lord hath anointed me: he hath sent me to preach to the meek, to heal the contrite of heart, and to preach a release to the captives, and deliverance to them that are shut up.
Zephaniah 2:3 Seek the Lord, all ye meek of the earth, you that have wrought his judgment: seek the just, seek the meek: if by any means you may be hid in the day of the Lord's indignation.
Matthew 5:5 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
Matthew 11:29 Take up my yoke upon you, and learn of me, because I am meek, and humble of heart: And you shall find rest to your souls.
Matthew 21:5 Tell ye the daughter of Sion: Behold thy king cometh to thee, meek and sitting upon an ass and a colt, the foal of her that is used to the yoke.
2 Corinthians 10:1 Now I Paul, myself beseech you, by the mildness and modesty of Christ: who in presence indeed am lowly among you, but being absent am bold toward you.
Galatians 5:23 Mildness, faith, modesty, continency, chastity. Against such there is no law.
Galatians 6:1 Brethren, and if a man be overtaken in any fault, you, who are spiritual, instruct such a one in the spirit of meekness, considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.
Ephesians 4:2 With all humility and mildness, with patience, supporting one another in charity.
Colossians 3:12 Put ye on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, the bowels of mercy, benignity, humility, modesty, patience:
1 Timothy 6:11 But thou, O man of God, fly these things: and pursue justice, godliness, faith, charity, patience, mildness.
2 Timothy 2:25 With modesty admonishing them that resist the truth: if peradventure God may give them repentance to know the truth;
Titus 3:2 To speak evil of no man, not to be litigious but gentle: shewing all mildness towards all men.
1 Peter 3:4,15 But the hidden man of the heart, in the incorruptibility of a quiet and a meek spirit which is rich in the sight of God. . . .
ContextThe Wisdom from Above
12Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear grapes? Or the vine, figs? So neither can the salt water yield sweet. 13Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge, among you? Let him shew, by a good contestation, his work in the meekness of wisdom. 14But if you have bitter zeal, and there be contention in your hearts: glory not and be not liars against the truth.…
But some man will say: Thou hast faith, and I have works. Shew me thy faith without works; and I will shew thee, by works, my faith.
1 Peter 1:15
But according to him that hath called you, who is holy, be you also in all manner of conversation holy:
1 Peter 2:12
Having your conversation good among the Gentiles: that whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may, by the good works which they shall behold in you, glorify God in the day of visitation.
Additional TranslationsWho is wise and understanding among you? Let him show it by his good conduct, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.
Who is wise and understanding among you; let him show his works out of the good conduct, in the humility of wisdom.
Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him show out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.
Who is wise and understanding among you? let him show by his good life his works in meekness of wisdom.
Who [is] wise and understanding among you; let him shew out of a good conversation his works in meekness of wisdom;
Who is wise and understanding among you? let him shew by his good life his works in meekness of wisdom.
Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him show by a good deportment his works with meekness of wisdom.
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.
Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by his good conduct that his deeds are done in gentleness of wisdom.
Who is wise and intelligent among you? let him shew out of the good behaviour his works in meekness of wisdom,
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