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14 But if you have bitter jealousy and selfishness in your hearts, do not boast and tell lies against the truth. 15 Such[a] wisdom does not come[b] from above but is earthly, natural,[c] demonic. 16 For where there is jealousy and selfishness, there is disorder and every evil practice.

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  1. James 3:15 tn Grk “This.”
  2. James 3:15 tn Grk “come down”; “descend.”
  3. James 3:15 tn Grk “soulish,” which describes life apart from God, characteristic of earthly human life as opposed to what is spiritual. Cf. 1 Cor 2:14; 15:44-46; Jude 19.
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