διακρίνομαι above (James 1:6, James 2:4) which, as Mayor points out, makes it probable that we must understand the adjective here in the sense of “single-minded”; perhaps one might say that here it means almost “generous,” in contrast to the unfair imputations which might be made in acrimonious discussion; the word occurs here only in the N.T.— ἀνυπόκριτος: Cf. Righteousness produces peace with its qualities of quietness and assurance, but at the same time, peace provides the proper environment for righteousness to grow. 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 … We are hence reminded, that for no other reason are we beyond measure morose or austere, but this, because we too much spare ourselves, and connive at our own vices. This may be applied to doctrine, practice, and life. "Commentary on James 3:17". 1765. 21, James (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Wm. BibliographyVincent, Marvin R. DD. Easy to he entreated — To be persuaded, or convinced; not stubborn, sour, or morose. James 2:13) and good fruits (contrast to πᾶν φαῦλον πρᾶγμα above), without doubting (as might be expected, from the various meanings of διακρίνεσθαι, this word has been variously interpreted. Religion is not a dry rod, but it blossoms and brings forth fruit; fruits of humanity and civil courtesy, as well as fruits of piety and pious charity: when we begin to be religious, we must not leave off to be kind and courteous: Be pitiful, be couteous, 1 Peter 3:8. SEE Matthew, Mark, Luke, John ˛ Jesus uses this word to describe a godly person, for true mercy is demonstrated by … 1909-1922. And yet those who exhibited all those evil things thought that they had wisdom! To be like Christ we must be ‘meek and gentle.’. As a man has a fleshly part in common with the beast, so there are some sins which the Scripture calls fleshly and beastly lusts, as uncleanness, riot, excess, and the like; but as man has somewhat in common with the angels, namely, his spirit and soul, so there are some sins which are called Satan's lusts, His lusts he will do John 8:44. ἀδιάκριτος, ἀνυπόκριτος, which express the contrast to everything of an uncertain and hypocritical nature. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/james-3.html. Gentle — Soft, mild, yielding, not rigid. When traveling I would often stop to give assistance to people having car trouble. He here anticipates, as it were. And should he sacrifice himself, he could not save himself without a sanctifier: he must be restored to the divine likeness here, or never enjoy his Maker hereafter. without partiality. "Full of"-not just a few or some. ABIDING JAMES 3:17 RELATIONSHIP THEOLOGY. "But the wisdom from above"-Such wisdom cannot be found outside of a relationship with God. 4) and elsewhere frequently (as Acts 10:20, Romans 14:23) is ‘to doubt,’ and as St James lays special stress on the sin of διψυχία, and as our Lord expressly rebukes the ὀλιγόπιστοι, the rendering in R.V. What the man pretends to be, he is. "Pure" James says "first pure," not that pure is the first in the list, even if it is, but that most importantly it is pure. Barclay hits the nail on the head when he notes, "There are those who think that it is clever never to make one"s mind up about anything" (p. 113). One builds upon the other. "Pure"-Barclay says that the word pure in Greek meant, "pure enough to approach the gods"---"The true wisdom is the wisdom which is so cleansed of all ulterior motives, so cleansed of self….The true wisdom is able to bear the very scrutiny of God" (p. 111). College Press, Joplin, MO. Ephesians 4:29-32 "Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. But though he had sufficiently condemned hypocrisy, when he said that wisdom is pure or sincere; he makes it more clear by repeating the same thing at the end. You don"t want to comply or become part of error. "[41] This is the very opposite of the cold, haughty and unyielding hardness of some religious teachers. I. Without partiality; that is, without making any difference between person and person, because of outward respects, which is a high point of wisdom; folly discovers itself in nothing more than by doting upon outward splendor. "in the sense of not being stubborn, and of being willing to listen to reason and to appeal…The true wisdom is not rigid and austere and beyond all appeal. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/james-3.html. It is so easy to find a reason for not helping people, that we end up sinning by failing to do something (James 1:27; James 2:13; Luke 10:37). anupokritos. (f) Without partiality. Fools, like children, account nothing good but what is gay; but wisdom teaches us to value and put an estimate upon persons and things, according to their intrinsic worth, and doth nothing by partiality. First pure (πρωτον μεν αγνη — prōton men hagnē). Not in the sense of being pliable and weak, but in the sense of not being stubborn and of being willing to listen to reason and to … All wisdom is known by its descent; carnal wisdom is of the earth earthly; spiritual wisdom is from above, and has a heavenly Author, and its original and descent is heavenly: The wisdom that is from above. I really didn"t want my head to become an extension to that wrench. The Expositor's Greek Testament. It will stimulate us to difficult and self-denying duties, as well as to those which are more easy and pleasant; and will make us as solicitous to do what is right towards strangers or enemies, as towards our own friends or partisans [Note: 1 Timothy 5:21.]. 6. Only here. : James 4:8; 1 Peter 1:22.—( μὲν, indeed) in James 3:18, δὲ, but, follows.— εἰρηνικὴ, peaceable) The whole; the parts follow.— ἐπιεικὴς) gentle (indulgent), lenient, not harsh in cases where the question is as to the duties of a neighbour (the duties which a neighbour owes to us).— εὐπειθὴς) tractable, easy, not morose, where the question is as to the fault of a neighbour.— μεστὴ ἐλεόυς, full of mercy) where the question is as to the misery of a neighbour.— καρπῶν ἀγαθῶν, of good fruits) There follow two more distinguished fruits, and worthy of special commendation to those whom he addresses: not judging and without pretence.— ἀδιάκριτος, not judging) It does not make a difference (discrimination or distinction) where it is not necessary; for instance, between the great and the humble. The joy of those we helped was the same, and the joy we received was the same - all are equal, and all should be treated equally. But (contrast) the wisdom from above is first of all pure (“Ad duplex genus qualitas revocatur: altero interna vis uno vocabulo exprimitur, quippe una ipsa cæterarumque effectrix, altero externæ rationes sex notationibus describuntur, quæ ad primarium scriptoris consilium invidiæ rixisque occurrendi omnes redeunt.” Theile. This is one of the results of the wisdom that is from above, for it makes us like God, the “Father of mercies.” See the notes at Matthew 5:7. [39] J. R. Dummelow, Commentary on the Holy Bible (New York: The Macmillan Company, 1937), p. 1036. All “spiritual or fleshly filthiness” will surely vanish before it [Note: Matthew 5:8. True wisdom makes men yield to good admonitions, good counsel, good reason. James 4:4-12.—Homiletic Quarterly, vol. ‘without doubtfulness’ is to be preferred to that given in the text. It Isaiah , finally, without hypocrisy, namely, true to appearances. It refers not so much to the degree of sagacity or scientific education as to the right state of the heart. To be pure is to be untainted by the tempers expressed in James 3:16. Beyond all that this distinction makes is seen in the list that James sets forth here. It is full of mercy and good deeds. It is hardly necessary to guard any scholar against the abuse of this text often found, when it is made to signify that the heavenly-wise must be pure, i. e. free from all contact with any thing that offends, before he can be peaceable: and thus it is used to further, instead of to discourage, an uncharitable spirit), then (= in the second place: its external qualities are now enumerated) peaceable, forbearing ( μὴ ἀκριβοδίκαιος ἐπὶ τὸ χεῖρον, Aristot. Then—After the inner pure follow all the external qualities of character and action. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/dun/james-3.html. 1 Peter 1:22 τὰς ψυχὰς ὑμῶν ἡγνικότες ἐν τῇ ὑπακοῇ τῆς ἀληθείας διὰ πνεύματος εἰς φιλαδελφίαν ἀνυπόκριτον—a quotation which illustrates εὐπειθής in this connexion. "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". (g) Without hypocrisy. It has nothing of its own of which to be ashamed, and which needs to be concealed; its office is not to hide or conceal anything that is wrong. What does it mean that we should be quick to listen and slow to speak (James 1:19)? The series closes with two words—united by similarity of sound. ch. The word of God is not to be alloyed with human speculations, philosophy and opinions, the word itself taking precedence over everything else. —Where emulation, zeal, and rivalry exist, there also are sedition, anarchy, restless disturbance, and every villainous act. God isn"t impressed with the skeptic. Answer: James 1:17 says, “Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow” (NASB). It does not occur elsewhere in the New Testament. On ἀδιάκριτος, see chap. Revealed truth is gentle and easy to be entreated. (a) Pure. The wisdom that bids an anxious inquirer turn from the Son of God, our Saviour, and pour his confession into a more tender heart, is earthly, sensual, devilish. gentle, kind, forbearing, considerate, making every allowance for the ignorance and frailties of others, imitating the character of Him who is meek and lowly—‘the gentle Jesus.’. Greek. Hypocrisy was a vice which Jesus exposed and denounced with all the vehemency of his being, the entire 23chapter of Matthew being given over to such a purpose, the conduct of those ancient Pharisees being the perfect example of what Christian teachers today ought not to be and ought not to do. ἀνυπόκριτος, comp. But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy. It is because so many of us lack this wisdom that the lines. It is within us a living principle, that is, [The grace of God will not admit of “partiality” in our obedience. 1999. In Christians a likeness to Christ's sincerity has been begun; it is their business to hold fast and press on; it is His prerogative to make the likeness perfect in His own time and by His own power. BibliographyConstable, Thomas. It means easily persuaded, compliant. Without partiality - Margin, “or wrangling.” The word here used ( ἀδιάκριτος adiakritos) occurs nowhere else in the New Testament. comp. Second, St. James does not intend to define wisdom in its broadest moral sense, but only as in reference to the vices he has just been reprehending; namely, a use of the tongue as an instrument of emulations and strifes. Then peaceable indicates that peace is not to be desired unless it is according to the truth. Without partiality - recurring to the warning against "respect to persons" (James 2:1; James 2:4, Greek, James 2:9). Let transparent honesty rule our life. BibliographyMeyer, Heinrich. The wisdom which has a heavenly origin, or which is from God. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cgt/james-3.html. Sensual; such wisdom as tendeth only to gratify the senses, and is conversant about outward pleasures, which are the pleasures of the beast, and not of the man: such sensual satisfactions do only please the sensitive appetite, which it is the highest rational pleasure to mortify an subdue. (a) Pure. See James 2:1-4. Used by Permission. It is true that a church should be pure in doctrinal belief, but that is not the truth taught here. He labours to abound in every good word and work, and to benefit to the utmost the bodies and souls of his fellow-creatures. Purity (sanctity) is put first, because it has respect both to God and ourselves: the six that follow regard our fellowmen. He reminded believers that God is generous to all and will give wisdom willingly and uncritically to everyone who asks Him for it, in faith. 1685. "good fruits"-This passage clearly contradicts those who would argue that Christianity is the cause of many of the world"s problems. Role model CHRIST, how he acted + reacted, in of HIS ministry,real life, family RELATIONSHIPS. We all know of men and women who in their dealings with their fellow-men are as ‘hard as nails.’ They resist every appeal made to them; they have no compassion. The man or woman that has been filled with the wisdom from God is the one that is full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. (See Ja, Ezra 2:1-4.) Easy to be entreated; not inflexible, but persuadable: he that has an inflexible will, had need have an infallible judgment. 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. The unmerciful servant lacked wisdom, and he met with his reward. It relates to being undisturbed by trifles. The character of the true wisdom, which (in contrast to James 3:15) is designated as ἡ ἄνωθεν σοφία] comp. This is also the person who is easy to talk to, who will intently listen to what you are saying. Full of mercy - Ready to pass by a transgression, and to grant forgiveness to those who offend, and performing every possible act of kindness. Alford translates [ adiakritos (Greek #87): cf. Real wisdom is a merciful wisdom. See the rabbinical meaning of this phrase at the end of this chapter. He also calls it gentle or tractable; by which he means that it widely differs from pride and malignity. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain.Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. That was sarcasm; don"t take me too literally :-). A home without peace hinders the development of righteousness. But the wisdom that is from above - Compare the notes at 1 Corinthians 2:6-7. The new creature is "without partiality and without hypocrisy." "It is a poor teacher who does not learn from his pupils" (Roberts p. 147). Without partiality denotes an attitude that does not show respect of persons. English Version is therefore better. [Note: Adamson, p154.]. BibliographyBullinger, Ethelbert William. One who has the true wisdom will be free from such things! And good fruits; beneficence, liberality, and all other offices of humanity, which proceed from mercy. In the above illustration of our helping travelers, we stopped to assist families, old clunker cars, and nice new cars, anyone that was in trouble. "Commentary on James 3:17". Gentle - Mild, inoffensive, clement. Not adulterated with false teaching and evil desires. James 3:17 But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Which means that the truly wise man does not get angry, combative, or defensive even under provocation. He says first that it is pure; by which term he excludes hypocrisy and ambition. This is the person who wants God to inspect every aspect of their lives (John 3:21; Psalms 139:23-24 "Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me and know my anxious thoughts; and see if there be any hurtful way in me"; 2 Corinthians 7:1. All who are guided by heavenly wisdom will manifest a heavenly spirit; and none have reason to expect acceptance with Christ any further than they have evidence of likeness to him in their temper and conduct. James now wants to turn our attention to the sharp contrast between this "earthly, natural, demonic" wisdom and the wisdom that God gives. "Stanley Derickson - Notes on Selected Books". People try to be all the following things without God, but all such attempts will end in failure (Jeremiah 10:23). Copyright � Broadman Press 1932,33, Renewal 1960. In James 3:14-16 James designates the kind of wisdom that does not come from above (or heaven); the present verse describes the kind that does come from the higher source. See the rabbinical meaning of this phrase at the end of this chapter. (2) Without hypocrisy. "Mercy"-mercy which issues in practical help. Easy to be intreated is all from one Greek word that means to be of a yielding disposition and not stubborn when the heavenly wisdom is presented. Gentle means to be mild and fair in one's temperament even when insisting on truth as being preferable to peace. How different is the wisdom that comes from the Spirit of God for it is pure and peace-loving, considerate, gentle and submissive. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/znt/james-3.html. Secondly, he describes spiritual wisdom by its effects and fruits, by its properties and qualities, and reckons up eight of them. Copyright StatementCopyright 2008. and without hypocrisy, without pretence, showing a naturalness in behaviour, meaning all the kindness it expresses, without affectation, its actions being in accordance with its words. The joy of doing is a great reward. I stuck my head under the hood and could see him moving around behind me, so I casually moved around to the front of the car and when he moved around behind me again, I moved to the side and headed for my car wishing them good luck. without hypocrisy; either with respect to God or man; not making show of that which they have not, or do not intend. Full of mercy—Pity for the unfortunate, and judicious compassion for the guilty. It acts without any difference (partiality), not harshly esteeming one in preference to others.— ἀνυπόκριτος, without pretence) removed from pretence and flattery, which is exercised directly towards the powerful, indirectly towards the humble, by harshness. Copyright StatementJames Burton Coffman Commentaries reproduced by permission of Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. Easy to be entreated—Or, rather, persuaded; the reverse of obstinacy, the pride of a false consistency, or a set persistence in one’s own way. BibliographyBenson, Joseph. Without hypocrisy - Ανυποκριτος· Without dissimulation; without pretending to be what it is not; acting always in its own character; never working under a mask. "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". "Commentary on James 3:17". 30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. See this illustrated in the case of the apostle Paul, in 1 Corinthians 9:20-22. It supposes only that there may be circumstances in which the spirit of peace, though possessed, cannot be exercised, except in meek submission to wrong for conscience sake; never can it turn traitor to truth, or make any compromise with error. Charles Schribner's Sons. "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". Wisdom From Above (3:17-18) James is going to describe for us various characteristics that will test us to see if we have the wisdom that comes from above. But the common view of this passage is not chargeable with any such absurdity. This led to the establishment of the Inquisition; this kindled the fires of Smithfield; this inspirited Laud and his friends; this has been the origin of no small part of the schisms in the church. This isn"t peace at the expense of the truth, but it is the person who works hard at reconciling men with men and man with God. For it must refer, like the other six epithets, to our relations to others: our peaceableness and mercy must be 'without dissimulation.'. ἐπιεικής, from εἰκός, reasonable, fair, equitable. (e) Full of mercy and good fruits. Lange explains ἁγνή by consecrated; incorrectly according to N. T. usage; even in the classics, the reference to the gods sufficiently often steps into the background. James 3:17 Study the Inner Meaning 17 Nguni't ang karunungang buhat sa itaas, ay una-una'y malinis saka mapayapa, banayad, madaling panaingan, puspos ng kaawaan at ng mabubuting bunga, walang inaayunan, walang pagpapaimbabaw. The influence on the man is to make him upright, sincere, candid, holy. "Commentary on James 3:17". This does not refer to the doctrines of religion, but to its spirit. x. Copyright StatementThe New John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible Modernised and adapted for the computer by Larry Pierce of Online Bible. Let the world call it folly if they will; but God accounts it “wisdom.”]. either a curious inquiring into the faults of others, to find matter for censures, which many times infers wrangling, as our margin renders it; or a discerning between person and person, upon carnal accounts, which is partiality, as it is here translated, and James 2:4. It implies that gentleness (as we translate it) whereby we bear with others’ infirmities, forgive injuries, interpret all things for the best, recede from our own right for peace sake; and is opposed to that austerity and rigidness in our practices and censures, which will bear with nothing in weak, dissenting, or offending brethren. Gentle, not violent, harsh, or relentless. 1851. James was a man that gave the church much good advice. There must be no attempts to reach peace by overleaping purity. BibliographyDunagan, Mark. Surely, then, an individual solicited to yield up what he believed to be truth, or what were cherished convictions, might properly assign this text as a reason why he could not, and ought not; and if an individual might, why not any number associated into a church? 5. Thus also, cleanse your hands, etc. I didn"t watch much of the Supreme Court Chief Justice confirmation hearings but I was impressed with Judge Roberts as he listed to the questions of the lunatics on the committee and made good answer in spit of their total lack of wisdom. See also 2 Corinthians 6:6; 1 Timothy 1:5; 2 Timothy 1:5; and note our Lord’s frequent denunciation of hypocrisy. Loving Father, I pray that my life will be one that demonstrates the wisdom from above as I show forth Your life in me, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN. Respecting the sowing and the righteous, see Psalms 97:11, in the Hebrew.— τοῖς ποιοῦσιν εἰρήνην, for them that make peace) The dative expressing an advantage, with the force of limitation. Then follows μεστὴ ἐλέους καὶ καρπῶν ἀγαθῶν] by which it is described as rich in active love: ἐλέους is particularly mentioned, because compassion is the most direct proof of love; comp. ; the virtues of which it is the source belong to it. 2012. 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. Good fruits - Each temper and disposition producing fruits suited to and descriptive of its nature. "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". p. 571: σοφία ἄνωθεν ὀμβρηθεῖσα ἀπʼ οὐρανοῦ; de nom. 1857. The word here used ( ἁγνη hagnē) is that which would be applied to one who is innocent, or flee from crime or blame. All rights reserved. Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament. 1865-1868. "Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges". Only here in New Testament and very rare in classical Greek. John Piper @JohnPiper. II. E.M. Zerr's Commentary on Selected Books of the New Testament. This is everywhere the nature of true religion. BibliographyCalvin, John. "Mark Dunagan Commentaries on the Bible". III. Compare. IV. Having warned of the folly of human wisdom, James, in this verse, goes on to the benefits of God’s wisdom that comes from above (1:17). BibliographyPoole, Matthew, "Commentary on James 3:17". 1. Is first pure; either excluding mixture, and then it is opposed to hypocritical; or rather excluding filthiness, and then it is opposed to sensual, James 3:15, and implies freedom from the defilement of sin and error, it being the property of true wisdom to make men adhere both to truth and holiness. Full of mercy - Merciful; disposed to show compassion to others. A pure spirit is the best promoter of peace, and will do more than anything else to secure the prevalence of truth. "Commentary on James 3:17". Read verse in New International Version https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bcc/james-3.html. (185) ἀνυπόκριτος] is unhypocritical, upright; see Romans 12:9; 2 Corinthians 6:6. Without hypocrisy. Being about to commend peace, he first removes that unholy peace with the world, which collects together and cements in one indiscriminate mass everything that comes in its way: James 1:27, at the end, and James 4:4 throughout. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/egt/james-3.html. Greek, James 1:6], 'without doubting.' Now, that has a wide set of ramifications in the church today. 1832. Doubtless we must build on Christ as our only foundation; but we have no evidence of an union with him any further than we raise upon him this holy superstructure. Seeking nothing but God's glory, and using no other means to attain it than those of his own prescribing. Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament. James 3:17. πρῶτον μὲν ἁγνή ἐστιν, first of all is pure) Pure from earthly, animal, and devilish defilements. It is willing to listen, willing to be persuaded, skilled in knowing when to wisely yield" (Barclay pp. Without blemish, might be a good line of thought. James says, “Show me your wisdom by your life!” The old King James Bible uses the word “conversation” (NASB= “good be… Characteristics of "wisdom that is from above" (James 3:17,18) Pure - from a Greek word meaning: pure enough to approach the gods. Acts 15:9. Book of Enoch ch. This sevenfold description (taking mercy and good fruits as one quality) of the wisdom that is from above is most instructive. How can a man have evidence that he is a true Christian, who is not such? Full of good will toward others, easily persuaded to forgive. James 1:22; James 1:26, James 2:1. 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