New Living Translation
And those who are peacemakers will plant seeds of peace and reap a harvest of righteousness.
King James Bible
And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.
Darby Bible Translation
But the fruit of righteousness in peace is sown for them that make peace.
World English Bible
Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.
Young's Literal Translation
and the fruit of the righteousness in peace is sown to those making peace.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:18 And the principle productive of this righteousness is sown, like good seed, in the peace of a believer's mind, and brings forth a plentiful harvest of happiness, (which is the proper fruit of righteousness,) for them that make peace - That labour to promote this pure and holy peace among all men.
LibraryWhether Wisdom is in all who have Grace?
Objection 1: It would seem that wisdom is not in all who have grace. For it is more to have wisdom than to hear wisdom. Now it is only for the perfect to hear wisdom, according to 1 Cor. 2:6: "We speak wisdom among the perfect." Since then not all who have grace are perfect, it seems that much less all who have grace have wisdom. Objection 2: Further, "The wise man sets things in order," as the Philosopher states (Metaph. i, 2): and it is written (James 3:17) that the wise man "judges without dissimulation …
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Even in old age they will still produce fruit; they will remain vital and green.
Evil people get rich for the moment, but the reward of the godly will last.
And this righteousness will bring peace. Yes, it will bring quietness and confidence forever.
I said, 'Plant the good seeds of righteousness, and you will harvest a crop of love. Plow up the hard ground of your hearts, for now is the time to seek the LORD, that he may come and shower righteousness upon you.'
Can horses gallop over boulders? Can oxen be used to plow them? But that's how foolish you are when you turn justice into poison and the sweet fruit of righteousness into bitterness.
Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful nature will harvest decay and death from that sinful nature. But those who live to please the Spirit will harvest everlasting life from the Spirit.
May you always be filled with the fruit of your salvation--the righteous character produced in your life by Jesus Christ--for this will bring much glory and praise to God.
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