Parallel Verses

King James Version

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

New American Standard Bible

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

Holman Bible

For where envy and selfish ambition exist, 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.

A Conservative Version

For where envy and selfish ambition are, there is instability and every evil deed.

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

For wherever there is jealousy (envy) and contention (rivalry and selfish ambition), there will also be confusion (unrest, disharmony, rebellion) and all sorts of evil and vile practices.

An Understandable Version

For when jealousy and rivalry exist, there is [also] disorder and every [kind of] evil practice.

Anderson New Testament

For where envy and strife are, there is commotion, and every evil work.

Bible in Basic English

For where envy is, and the desire to get the better of others, there is no order, but every sort of evil-doing.

Common New Testament

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

Daniel Mace New Testament

where false zeal, and a spirit of contention reign, there confusion and every vice prevail.

Darby Translation

For where emulation and strife are, there is disorder and every evil thing.

Godbey New Testament

For where there are envy and strife, there are contention and every evil work.

Goodspeed New Testament

For wherever jealousy and rivalry exist, there will be confusion and every low action.

John Wesley New Testament

For where bitter zeal and strife is, there is unquietness and every evil work.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For where there is envy and contention, there is confusion and every perverse work.

Julia Smith Translation

For where envy and intrigue, there confusion and every bad deed.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

For where [there is] jealousy and selfish ambition, there [is] disorder and every evil practice.

Modern King James verseion

For where envying and strife are, there is confusion and every foul deed.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For where envying and strife is, there is unstableness, and all manner of evil works:

Moffatt New Testament

for wherever jealousy and rivalry exist, there disorder reigns and every evil.

Montgomery New Testament

For wherever jealousy and faction exist, there is confusion and every evil deed.

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.

Noyes New Testament

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

Sawyer New Testament

For where envy and strife are, there are disorder and every evil work.

The Emphasized Bible

For, where jealousy and rivalry are, there, are anarchy and every ignoble deed.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For where envy and contention dwell, there is tumult and every vile deed.

Twentieth Century New Testament

For, where envy and rivalry exist, there you will also find disorder and all kinds of base actions.

Webster

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.

Williams New Testament

For wherever jealousy and rivalry exist, there will be confusion and all sorts of evil practices.

World English Bible

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

Worrell New Testament

For where there are jealousy and contention, there is confusion and every vile deed.

Worsley New Testament

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

Youngs Literal Translation

for where zeal and rivalry are, there is insurrection and every evil matter;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

ὅπου 
Hopou 
Usage: 42

ζῆλος 
Zelos 
Usage: 17

and



and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0
Usage: 0

ἐριθεία 
Eritheia 
Usage: 7

is, there
ἐκεῖ 
Ekei 
there, thither, not tr,
Usage: 65

ἀκαταστασία 
Akatastasia 
Usage: 4

πᾶς 
Pas 
Usage: 704

φαῦλος 
Phaulos 
Usage: 2

References

Images James 3:16

Prayers for James 3:16

Context Readings

The Wisdom That Comes Down From Above

15 This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. 16 For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work. 17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.


Cross References

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?

James 3:14

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

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.

Galatians 5:20

Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,

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.

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