John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary

Verse 16 (James 3:16)

For where envying and strife is ,.... Where these are cherished in the heart, and especially where they break out into action, in families, neighbourhoods, states, or churches:

there is confusion and every evil work ; these occasion disturbances, raise uneasiness, make disquietude, and cause tumults whenever they appear; and put persons upon doing everything that is wicked, to gratify such insatiable lusts.

- John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary