James 3:15
Good News Translation
Such wisdom does not come down from heaven; it belongs to the world, it is unspiritual and demonic.

Contemporary English Version
This kind of wisdom doesn't come from above. It is earthly and selfish and comes from the devil himself.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For this is not wisdom, descending from above: but earthly, sensual, devilish.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

For this is not wisdom, descending from above: but earthly, sensual, devilish.

wisdom.

James 3:17 But the wisdom that is from above, first indeed is chaste, then peaceable, modest, easy to be persuaded, consenting to the good, full of mercy and good fruits, without judging, without dissimulation.

James 1:5,17 But if any of you want wisdom, let him ask of God who giveth to all men abundantly and upbraideth not. And it shall be given him. . . .

John 3:17 For God sent not his Son into the world, to judge the world: but that the world may be saved by him.

1 Corinthians 3:3 For, whereas there is among you envying and contention, are you not carnal and walk you not according to man?

Philippians 3:19 Whose end is destruction: whose God is their belly: and whose glory is in their shame: who mind earthly things.

but.

2 Samuel 13:3 Now Ammon had a friend, named Jonadab the son of Semmaa the brother of David, a very wise man:

2 Samuel 15:31 And it was told David that Achitophel also was in the conspiracy with Absalom, and David said: Infatuate, O Lord, I beseech thee, the counsel of Achitophel.

2 Samuel 16:23 Now the counsel of Achitophel, which he gave in those days, was as if a man should consult God: so was all the counsel of Achitophel, both when he was with David, and when he was with Absalom.

Jeremiah 4:22 For my foolish people have not known me: they are foolish and senseless children: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.

Luke 16:8 And the lord commended the unjust steward, forasmuch as he had done wisely: for the children of this world are wiser in their generation than the children of light.

Romans 1:22 For, professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.

1 Corinthians 1:19,20,27 For it is written: I will destroy the wisdom of the wise: and the prudence of the prudent I will reject. . . .

1 Corinthians 2:6,7 Howbeit we speak wisdom among the perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, neither of the princes of this world that come to nought. . . .

1 Corinthians 3:19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written: I will catch the wise in their own craftiness.

2 Corinthians 1:12 For our glory is this: the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity of heart and sincerity of God, and not in carnal wisdom, but in the grace of God, we have conversed in this world: and more abundantly towards you.

Jude 1:19 These are they who separate themselves, sensual men, having not the Spirit.

sensual.

1 Corinthians 2:14 But the sensual man perceiveth not these things that are of the Spirit of God. For it is foolishness to him: and he cannot understand, because it is spiritually examined.

devilish.

Genesis 3:1-5 Now the serpent was more subtle than any of the beasts of the earth which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman: Why hath God commanded you, that you should not eat of every tree of paradise? . . .

John 8:44 You are of your father the devil: and the desires of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning: and he stood not in the truth, because truth is not in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father thereof.

Acts 13:10 Said: O full of all guile and of all deceit, child of the devil, enemy of all justice, thou ceases not to pervert the right ways of the Lord.

2 Corinthians 11:3,13-15 But I fear lest, as the serpent seduced Eve by his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted and fall from the simplicity that is in Christ. . . .

1 John 3:8-10 He that committeth sin is of the devil: for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God appeared, that he might destroy the works of the devil. . . .

Jude 1:19 These are they who separate themselves, sensual men, having not the Spirit.

Revelation 9:11 A king, the angel of the bottomless pit (whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon and in Greek Apollyon, in Latin Exterminans).

Revelation 12:9 And that great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, who seduceth the whole world. And he was cast unto the earth: and his angels were thrown down with him.

Context
The Wisdom from Above
14But if you have bitter zeal, and there be contention in your hearts: glory not and be not liars against the truth. 15For this is not wisdom, descending from above: but earthly, sensual, devilish. 16For where envying and contention is: there is inconstancy and every evil work.…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 2:6
Howbeit we speak wisdom among the perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, neither of the princes of this world that come to nought.

1 Corinthians 2:14
But the sensual man perceiveth not these things that are of the Spirit of God. For it is foolishness to him: and he cannot understand, because it is spiritually examined.

1 Corinthians 3:19
For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written: I will catch the wise in their own craftiness.

2 Corinthians 1:12
For our glory is this: the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity of heart and sincerity of God, and not in carnal wisdom, but in the grace of God, we have conversed in this world: and more abundantly towards you.

2 Thessalonians 2:9
Whose coming is according to the working of Satan, in all power and signs and lying wonders:

1 Timothy 4:1
Now the Spirit manifestly saith that in the last times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to spirits of error and doctrines of devils,

James 1:17
Every best gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no change nor shadow of alteration.

Jude 1:19
These are they who separate themselves, sensual men, having not the Spirit.

Revelation 2:24
And to the rest who are at Thyatira: Whosoever have not this doctrine and who have not known the depths of Satan, as they say: I will not put upon you any other burthen.

Additional Translations
Such wisdom does not come from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic.

This is not the wisdom coming down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic.

This wisdom descends not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.

This wisdom is not a wisdom that cometh down from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.

This is not the wisdom which comes down from above, but earthly, natural, devilish.

This wisdom is not a wisdom that cometh down from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.

This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, demoniacal.

That is not the wisdom which comes down from above: it belongs to earth, to the unspiritual nature, and to evil spirits.

This wisdom is not that which comes down from above, but is earthly, sensual, and demonic.

this wisdom is not descending from above, but earthly, physical, demon-like,
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