James 3:15

“This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

This wisedome descendeth not from aboue, but is earthly, sensuall, deuilish.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

This wisdom is not that which comes down from above, but is earthly, natural, demonic.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

This wisdom is not `a wisdom' that cometh down from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.
- American Standard Version (1901)

This wisdom is not from heaven, but is of the earth and the flesh and the Evil One.
- Basic English Bible

This is not the wisdom which comes down from above, but earthly, natural, devilish.
- Darby Bible

This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, demoniacal.
- Webster's Bible

That is not the wisdom which comes down from above: it belongs to earth, to the unspiritual nature, and to evil spirits.
- Weymouth Bible

This wisdom is not that which comes down from above, but is earthly, sensual, and demonic.
- World English Bible

For this wisdom is not fro aboue comynge doun, but ertheli, and beestli, and feendli.
- Wycliffe Bible

this wisdom is not descending from above, but earthly, physical, demon-like,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for James 3:15


3:15 This wisdom - Which is consistent with such zeal. Is earthly - Not heavenly; not from the Father of Lights. Animal - Not spiritual; not from the Spirit of God. Devilish - Not the gift of Christ, but such as Satan breathes into the soul.


People's Bible Notes for James 3:15


Jas 3:15 This wisdom descendeth not from above. Wisdom (not real wisdom, but false) which gives rise to envy and strife is not from heaven. But [is] earthly, sensual, devilish. It is of the passions, of the devil, not of God.

Discussion for James 3:15

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