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3:17 wisdom from above. Wisdom that is a gift of God (1:5) reflects the purity of God Himself. Again wisdom is linked to godliness as God Himself is the source and fountainhead of true wisdom.
peaceable. This is authentic peace, free of a quarrelsome attitude.
gentle. Thoughtful and respectful of other people’s feelings.
open to reason. Willing to listen to and obey others.
full of mercy. The wise person is not stingy in mercy but demonstrates charity in broad measure.
impartial and sincere. The wise person is fair and without deception, deceit, or fraud.