James 3:16
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English Standard Version
For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice.

King James Bible
For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.

American Standard Version
For where jealousy and faction are, there is confusion and every vile deed.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For where envying and contention is, there is inconstancy, and every evil work.

English Revised Version
For where jealousy and faction are, there is confusion and every vile deed.

Webster's Bible Translation
For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.

Weymouth New Testament
For where envy and rivalry are, there also are unrest and every vile deed.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Confusion (ἀκαταστασία)

See on restless, James 3:8.

Evil (φαῦλον)

An inadequate rendering, because it fails to bring out the particular phase of evil which is dominant in the word: worthlessness, good-for-nothingness. In classical Greek it has the meanings slight, trivial, paltry, which run into bad. In the New Testament it appears in this latest stage, and is set over against good. See John 3:20; John 5:29; Titus 2:8. Rev., vile, which, according to its etymology, Lat., vilis, follows the same process of development from cheap, or paltry, to bad.

James 3:16 Parallel Commentaries

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where.

James 3:14 But if you have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.

1 Corinthians 3:3 For you are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are you not carnal, and walk as men?

Galatians 5:20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, jealousies, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,

there.

Genesis 11:9 Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth...

*marg:

Acts 19:29 And the whole city was filled with confusion: and having caught Gaius and Aristarchus, men of Macedonia, Paul's companions in travel...

1 Corinthians 14:33 For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

confusion. Gr. tumult, or, unquietness. every.

1 John 3:12 Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And why slew he him? Because his own works were evil...

Cross References
Romans 2:8
but for those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, there will be wrath and fury.

2 Corinthians 12:20
For I fear that perhaps when I come I may find you not as I wish, and that you may find me not as you wish--that perhaps there may be quarreling, jealousy, anger, hostility, slander, gossip, conceit, and disorder.

James 3:14
But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth.

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