James 3:17 KJV (With Strong’s)

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ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
But
de (Greek #1161)
but, and, etc.
KJV usage: also, and, but, moreover, now (often unexpressed in English).
Pronounce: deh
Origin: a primary particle (adversative or continuative)
the wisdom
sophia (Greek #4678)
wisdom (higher or lower, worldly or spiritual)
KJV usage: wisdom.
Pronounce: sof-ee'-ah
Origin: from 4680
g that is
esti (Greek #2076)
he (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are
KJV usage: are, be(-long), call, X can(-not), come, consisteth, X dure for a while, + follow, X have, (that) is (to say), make, meaneth, X must needs, + profit, + remaineth, + wrestle.
Pronounce: es-tee'
Origin: third person singular present indicative of 1510
from above
anothen (Greek #509)
from above; by analogy, from the first; by implication, anew
KJV usage: from above, again, from the beginning (very first), the top.
Pronounce: an'-o-then
Origin: from 507
is first
proton (Greek #4412)
firstly (in time, place, order, or importance)
KJV usage: before, at the beginning, chiefly (at, at the) first (of all).
Pronounce: pro'-ton
Origin: neuter of 4413 as adverb (with or without 3588)
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men (Greek #3303)
properly, indicative of affirmation or concession (in fact); usually followed by a contrasted clause with 1161 (this one, the former, etc.)
KJV usage: even, indeed, so, some, truly, verily. Often compounded with other particles in an intensive or asseverative sense.
Pronounce: men
Origin: a primary particle
pure
hagnos (Greek #53)
properly, clean, i.e. (figuratively) innocent, modest, perfect
KJV usage: chaste, clean, pure.
Pronounce: hag-nos'
Origin: from the same as 40
h, then
epeita (Greek #1899)
thereafter
KJV usage: after that(-ward), then.
Pronounce: ep'-i-tah
Origin: from 1909 and 1534
peaceable
eirenikos (Greek #1516)
pacific; by implication, salutary
KJV usage: peaceable.
Pronounce: i-ray-nee-kos'
Origin: from 1515
i, gentle
epieikes (Greek #1933)
appropriate, i.e. (by implication) mild
KJV usage: gentle, moderation, patient.
Pronounce: ep-ee-i-kace'
Origin: from 1909 and 1503
k, and easy to be entreated
eupeithes (Greek #2138)
good for persuasion, i.e. (intransitively) complaint
KJV usage: easy to be intreated.
Pronounce: yoo-pi-thace'
Origin: from 2095 and 3982
, full
mestos (Greek #3324)
of uncertain derivation
KJV usage: replete (literally or figuratively):--full.
Pronounce: mes-tos'
of mercy
eleos (Greek #1656)
compassion (human or divine, especially active)
KJV usage: (+ tender) mercy.
Pronounce: el'-eh-os
Origin: of uncertain affinity
and
kai (Greek #2532)
and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words
KJV usage: and, also, both, but, even, for, if, or, so, that, then, therefore, when, yet.
Pronounce: kahee
Origin: apparently, a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force
good
agathos (Greek #18)
"good" (in any sense, often as noun)
KJV usage: benefit, good(-s, things), well. Compare 2570.
Pronounce: ag-ath-os'
Origin: a primary word
fruits
karpos (Greek #2590)
fruit (as plucked), literally or figuratively
KJV usage: fruit.
Pronounce: kar-pos'
Origin: probably from the base of 726
, without θpartiality
adiakritos (Greek #87)
properly, undistinguished, i.e. (actively) impartial
KJV usage: without partiality.
Pronounce: ad-ee-ak'-ree-tos
Origin: from 1 (as a negative particle) and a derivative of 1252
, and
kai (Greek #2532)
and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words
KJV usage: and, also, both, but, even, for, if, or, so, that, then, therefore, when, yet.
Pronounce: kahee
Origin: apparently, a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force
without hypocrisy
anupokritos (Greek #505)
undissembled, i.e. sincere
KJV usage: without dissimulation (hypocrisy), unfeigned.
Pronounce: an-oo-pok'-ree-tos
Origin: from 1 (as a negative particle) and a presumed derivative of 5271
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the wisdom.
James 3:15• 15This is not the wisdom which comes down from above, but earthly, natural, devilish. (James 3:15)
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James 1:5,17• 5But if any one of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all freely and reproaches not, and it shall be given to him:
17Every good gift and every perfect gift comes down from above, from the Father of lights, with whom is no variation nor shadow of turning.
(James 1:5,17)
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Gen. 41:38‑39• 38And Pharaoh said to his bondmen, Shall we find one as this, a man in whom the Spirit of God is?
39And Pharaoh said to Joseph, Since God has made all this known to thee, there is none so discreet and wise as thou.
(Gen. 41:38‑39)
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Ex. 36:2• 2And Moses called Bezaleel and Aholiab, and every man that was wise-hearted, in whose heart God had put wisdom, every one whose heart moved him to come to the work to do it. (Ex. 36:2)
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1 Kings 3:9,12,28• 9Give therefore to thy servant an understanding heart, to judge thy people, to discern between good and bad; for who is able to judge this thy numerous people?
12behold, I have done according to thy word: behold, I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart, so that there hath been none like unto thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee.
28And 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 Kings 3:9,12,28)
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1 Chron. 22:12• 12Only, Jehovah give thee wisdom and understanding, and place thee over Israel, and to keep the law of Jehovah thy God. (1 Chron. 22:12)
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Job 28:12,23,28• 12But wisdom, where shall it be found? and where is the place of understanding?
23God understandeth the way thereof, and he knoweth its place:
28And unto man he said, Lo, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.
(Job 28:12,23,28)
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Prov. 2:6• 6For Jehovah giveth wisdom; out of his mouth come knowledge and understanding. (Prov. 2:6)
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Isa. 11:2‑3• 2and the Spirit of Jehovah shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of Jehovah.
3And his delight will be in the fear of Jehovah; and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears;
(Isa. 11:2‑3)
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Dan. 1:17• 17As for these four youths, God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom; and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams. (Dan. 1:17)
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Luke 21:15• 15for *I* will give you a mouth and wisdom which all your opposers shall not be able to reply to or resist. (Luke 21:15)
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1 Cor. 2:6‑7• 6But we speak wisdom among the perfect; but wisdom not of this world, nor of the rulers of this world, who come to nought.
7But we speak God's wisdom in a mystery, that hidden wisdom which God had predetermined before the ages for our glory:
(1 Cor. 2:6‑7)
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1 Cor. 12:8• 8For to one, by the Spirit, is given the word of wisdom; and to another the word of knowledge, according to the same Spirit; (1 Cor. 12:8)
first.
peaceable.
1 Chron. 22:9• 9Behold, a son shall be born to thee, who shall be a man of rest; and I will give him rest from all his enemies round about; for his name shall be Solomon, and in his days I will give peace and quietness unto Israel. (1 Chron. 22:9)
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1 Chron. 22•  (1 Chron. 22)
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Isa. 2:4• 4And he shall judge among the nations, and shall reprove many peoples; and they shall forge their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruning-knives: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. (Isa. 2:4)
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Isa. 9:6‑7• 6For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder; and his name is called Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty *God, Father of Eternity, Prince of Peace.
7Of the increase of his government and of peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it, and to uphold it with judgment and with righteousness, from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of Jehovah of hosts will perform this.
(Isa. 9:6‑7)
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Isa. 11:2‑9• 2and the Spirit of Jehovah shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of Jehovah.
3And his delight will be in the fear of Jehovah; and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears;
4but with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.
5And righteousness shall be the girdle of his reins, and faithfulness the girdle of his loins.
6The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid, and the calf and the young lion and the fatted beast together, and a little child shall lead them.
7And the cow and the she-bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together; and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
8And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the adder, and the weaned child shall put forth its hand to the viper's den.
9They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain; for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of Jehovah, as the waters cover the sea.
(Isa. 11:2‑9)
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Isa. 32:15‑17• 15until the Spirit be poured upon us from on high, and the wilderness become a fruitful field, and the fruitful field be counted for a forest.
16And judgment shall inhabit the wilderness, and righteousness dwell in the fruitful field.
17And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness, quietness and assurance for ever.
(Isa. 32:15‑17)
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Rom. 12:18• 18if possible, as far as depends on you, living in peace with all men; (Rom. 12:18)
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Heb. 12:14• 14Pursue peace with all, and holiness, without which no one shall see the Lord: (Heb. 12:14)
gentle.
full.
without.
partiality.
or, wrangling.
hypocrisy.
 Then, full of good works, acting by a principle which, as its origin and motives are from above, does good without partiality; that is to say, its action is not guided by the circumstances which influence the flesh and the passions of men. (James 3 by J.N. Darby)
 It has been said, "He is just as pleased to be Head to the simplest believer as to the Apostle Paul. He was Head and wisdom to the apostle, but He is ready to be Head and wisdom to the most unintelligent Christian." (The Evil of the Flesh by H. Smith)
 If marked by wisdom from above, we shall bear the beautiful character of Christ. (The Evil of the Flesh by H. Smith)
 Seeking peace, we shall express ourselves with gentleness rather than in the violent manner of the flesh. Instead of the aggressiveness of the flesh that ever seeks to assert itself, we shall yield to others, with readiness to hear what they may have to say. (The Evil of the Flesh by H. Smith)
 Notice that purity comes first upon the list, before peace even. If we reflect we shall at once realize that this must be so, since all is of God. He never compromises with evil, and hence there can be no peace except in purity. Again and again this was the burden of the prophets. See for instance, Isa. 48:22; 57:21; Jer. 6:14; 8:11; Ezek. 13:10, 16. (James 3 by F.B. Hole)

J. N. Darby Translation

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

JND Translation Notes

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Or "uncontentious," that is, in contrast with contentious pretension to wisdom. practical righteousness bears the fruit of peace for those who make peace.

W. Kelly Translation

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But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, uncontentious, impartial1.

WK Translation Notes

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impartial [or, unfeigned]: There is much difficulty in deciding the true force of ἀδ., whether it be without doubt, variance, or hypocrisy; as the verb of which it is compounded admits of a great variety of meaning. (Bible Treasury 14:63)