James 3:16 DBY

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

Study tools for James 3:16

  • a 3:5 - i.e. a forest. But some regard the expression as meaning 'materials.'
  • b 3:6 - Gehenna.
  • c 3:9 - Or, perhaps, 'the Lord and [the] Father.' The form of the phrase must be noted: it is one article with two nouns, and so they are in some respect one, perhaps here only in respect of the blessing.
  • d 3:13 - Or 'conduct,' 'manner of life,' as 1Tim. 4.12.
  • e 3:14 - 'Against truth' is connected with 'boast,' as with 'lie.'
  • f 3:17 - Or 'uncontentious,' that is, in contrast with contentious pretension to wisdom: practical righteousness bears the fruit of peace for those who make peace.