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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - James 3:17


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    King James Bible - James 3:17

    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.

    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.

    Douay-Rheims - 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.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    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.

    Greek Textus Receptus


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    Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge

    VERSE (17) -
    :15; 1:5,17 Ge 41:38,39 Ex 36:2 1Ki 3:9,12,28 1Ch 22:12

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 3:17

    Mas la sabiduría que es de lo alto, primeramente es pura, despus pacífica, modesta, benigna, llena de misericordia y de buenos frutos, no juzgadora, no fingida.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - James 3:17

    Verse 17. The
    wisdom that is from above] The pure religion of the Lord Jesus, bought by his blood, and infused by his Spirit. See the rabbinical meaning of this phrase at the end of this chapter.

    Is first pure] agnh? Chaste, holy, and clean.

    Peaceable] eirhnikh? Living in peace with others, and promoting peace among men.

    Gentle] epieikhv? Meek, modest, of an equal mind, taking every thing in good part, and putting the best construction upon all the actions of others.

    Easy to be entreated] eupeiqhv? Not stubborn nor obstinate; of a yielding disposition in all indifferent things; obsequious, docile.

    Full of mercy] Ready to pass by a transgression, and to grant forgiveness to those who offend, and performing every possible act of kindness.

    Good fruits] Each temper and disposition producing fruits suited to and descriptive of its nature.

    Without partiality] adiakritov? Without making a difference - rendering to every man his due; and being never swayed by self-interest, worldly honour, or the fear of man; knowing no man after the flesh. One of the Itala has it irreprehensible.

    Without hypocrisy.] anupokritov? Without dissimulation; without pretending to be what it is not; acting always in its own character; never working under a mask. Seeking nothing but God's glory, and using no other means to attain it than those of his own prescribing.


    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 17. But the wisdom that is from above , etc.] Which has God for its author; which is infused into the soul by the Spirit of God; and leads into the knowledge of things that are above, of heavenly things; and which only is true wisdom and knowledge; and those who are possessed of it are the only true Gnostics; for which, (See Gill on James 3:13) namely, the grace of God: this wisdom is first pure ; it is pure in itself, it is free from everything that is earthly, carnal, or sensual, or devilish; it produces purity of heart, of life, and conversation; and is the means of keeping persons pure and chaste, and free from impure lusts, lusts of uncleanness, pride, envy, wrath, etc. which prevail in carnal and unregenerate men: and then peaceable ; it inclines and engages those who have it to live in peace with the saints, and even with all men; with those of their own household, with their neighbours, yea, with their enemies: it is also gentle; or makes men gentle, moderate, and humane, so as that they bear, and forbear; they bear with the infirmities of the weak; readily forgive injuries done them; do not rigidly exact what is their due, but recede from their just right for the sake of peace and love; and do not bear hard upon others for their failings, but cover them with the mantle of love: and it is easy to be treated ; or those who have it readily yield to the superior judgments and stronger reasonings of others; and are easily induced to hope and believe all things, and entertain a good opinion of men, and their conduct; and are far from being proud, arrogant, obstinate, and overbearing: full of mercy and good fruits ; of compassion and beneficence to the poor; feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, visiting the widows and fatherless in their affliction; and doing all other good works and duties, both with respect to God and man, as fruits of grace, and of the Spirit: without partiality : to one another; or making a difference between them; showing no respect to persons; bestowing upon the poor and indigent, without any distinction: and without hypocrisy ; either with respect to God or man; not making show of that which they have not, or do not intend.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 13-18 - These verses show the difference between
    men's pretending to be wise and their being really so. He who thinks well, or he who talks well, is not wise in the sense of the Scripture, if he does not live and ac well. True wisdom may be know by the meekness of the spirit and temper Those who live in malice, envy, and contention, live in confusion; an are liable to be provoked and hurried to any evil work. Such wisdo comes not down from above, but springs up from earthly principles, act on earthly motives, and is intent on serving earthly purposes. Thos who are lifted up with such wisdom, described by the apostle James, i near to the Christian love, described by the apostle Paul; and both ar so described that every man may fully prove the reality of his attainments in them. It has no disguise or deceit. It cannot fall in with those managements the world counts wise, which are crafty an guileful; but it is sincere, and open, and steady, and uniform, an consistent with itself. May the purity, peace, gentleness teachableness, and mercy shown in all our actions, and the fruits of righteousness abounding in our lives, prove that God has bestowed upo us this excellent gift __________________________________________________________________


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    Vincent's NT Word Studies

    17. First. Emphasizing its
    inner quality, pure, as distinguished from its outward expressions. The idea is not first numerically, but first essentially. The other qualities are secondary as outgrowths of this primary quality. Gentle (epieikhv). See on 1 Pet. ii. 18.

    Easy to be intreated (eupeiqhv). Only here in New Testament.

    Without partiality (adiakritov). Only here in New Testament and very rare in classical Greek. Rev., without variance or doubting. See on ch. i. 6.



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