James 3:16
New International Version
For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.

New Living Translation
For wherever there is jealousy and selfish ambition, there you will find disorder and evil of every kind.

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

Berean Study Bible
For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every evil practice.

Berean Literal Bible
For where jealousy and self-interest exist, there will be disorder and every evil thing.

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

New King James Version
For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there.

New American Standard Bible
For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every evil thing.

NASB 1995
For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every evil thing.

NASB 1977
For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every evil thing.

Amplified Bible
For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder [unrest, rebellion] and every evil thing and morally degrading practice.

Christian Standard Bible
For where there is envy and selfish ambition, there is disorder and every evil practice.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For where envy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every kind of evil.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For where there is envy and contention there is also chaos and every evil thing.

Contemporary English Version
Whenever people are jealous or selfish, they cause trouble and do all sorts of cruel things.

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.

Good News Translation
Where there is jealousy and selfishness, there is also disorder and every kind of evil.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Wherever there is jealousy and rivalry, there is disorder and every kind of evil.

International Standard Version
For wherever jealousy and rivalry exist, there is disorder and every kind of evil.

Literal Standard Version
for where zeal and rivalry [are], there is insurrection and every evil matter;

NET Bible
For where there is jealousy and selfishness, there is disorder and every evil practice.

New Heart English Bible
For where jealousy and selfish ambition are, there is confusion and every evil deed.

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

World English Bible
For where jealousy and selfish ambition are, there is confusion and every evil deed.

Young's Literal Translation
for where zeal and rivalry are, there is insurrection and every evil matter;

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Wisdom from Above
15Such wisdom does not come from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. 16For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every evil practice. 17But the wisdom from above is first of all pure, then peace-loving, gentle, accommodating, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial, and sincere.…

Cross References
Romans 2:8
But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow wickedness, there will be wrath and anger.

2 Corinthians 12:20
For I am afraid that when I come, I may not find you as I wish, and you may not find me as you wish. I fear that there may be quarreling, jealousy, rage, rivalry, slander, gossip, arrogance, and disorder.

James 3:14
But if you harbor bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast in it or deny the truth.


Treasury of Scripture

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

where.

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

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

Galatians 5:20
Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, 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: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.

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, they rushed with one accord into the theatre.

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

confusion.

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









(16) For where envying and strife is, there is confusion.--Where emulation, zeal, and rivalry exist, there also are sedition, anarchy, restless disturbance, and every villainous act. The whole state is evil, and utterly contrary to the rule of the Gospel--

"For words and names let angry zealots fight:

Whose life is in the wrong can ne'er be right."

Verse 16 substantiates the assertion just made in ver. 15. Render, as in ver. 14, jealousy and faction. Ἀκαταστασία: confusion, of which God is not the author (1 Corinthians 14:33).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
For
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

where
ὅπου (hopou)
Adverb
Strong's 3699: Where, whither, in what place. From hos and pou; what(-ever) where, i.e. At whichever spot.

jealousy
ζῆλος (zēlos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2205: From zeo; properly, heat, i.e. 'zeal' (figuratively, of God), or an enemy, malice).

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

selfish ambition [exist],
ἐριθεία (eritheia)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 2052: Perhaps as the same as erethizo; properly, intrigue, i.e. faction.

there [ will be ]
ἐκεῖ (ekei)
Adverb
Strong's 1563: (a) there, yonder, in that place, (b) thither, there. Of uncertain affinity; there; by extension, thither.

disorder
ἀκαταστασία (akatastasia)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 181: From akatastatos; instability, i.e. Disorder.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

every
πᾶν (pan)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

evil
φαῦλον (phaulon)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 5337: Worthless, wicked, base. Apparently a primary word; 'foul' or 'flawy', i.e. wicked.

practice.
πρᾶγμα (pragma)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 4229: A thing done, a deed, action; a matter, an affair. From prasso; a deed; by implication, an affair; by extension, an object.


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