Main point summary
Wisdom from above is seen by good conduct in meekness. Not so the evil, self-centered and deceiving wisdom, which is destructive.
Who is wise and understanding among you?
If anyone is wise and understanding among you,
m By his good conduct
then , in the manner of his good behavior
let him show his works
let him show his deeds
n in the meekness of wisdom.
in the gentleness of wisdom.
But if you have bitter o jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts,
But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in you hearts,
do not boast and be false to the truth.
then do not boast and deceive, showing off against the truth.
This is not p the wisdom that comes down from above,
This is not the wisdom from our God and Father,
but is earthly, unspiritual, q demonic.
but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic.
For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist,
because where jealousy and selfish ambition exist ,
there will be disorder and every vile practice.
there will as a result be disorder and every vile practice.
But r the wisdom from above is first pure,
But the wisdom from above is first pure (a good conciouise free from guilt),
then s peaceable, gentle, open to reason, t full of mercy and good fruits, u impartial and v sincere.
then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.
And w a harvest of righteousness x is sown in peace by those who make peace.
And a harvest of righteousness (perfection/excellence) is sown in peace by those who pursue peace.
Where does your wisdom come from? The harvest of righteousness is sown in peace . It only can be sown, if it was received in the first place. The one who received the righteousness of Christ is liberated to sow it in peace without doubt, being defensive, and self-occupied. Let the truth of justification by faith encourage you to work in the meekness of wisdom.