1 Corinthians 7:29
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English Standard Version
This is what I mean, brothers: the appointed time has grown very short. From now on, let those who have wives live as though they had none,

King James Bible
But this I say, brethren, the time is short: it remaineth, that both they that have wives be as though they had none;

American Standard Version
But this I say, brethren, the time is shortened, that henceforth both those that have wives may be as though they had none;

Douay-Rheims Bible
This therefore I say, brethren; the time is short; it remaineth, that they also who have wives, be as if they had none;

English Revised Version
But this I say, brethren, the time is shortened, that henceforth both those that have wives may be as though they had none;

Webster's Bible Translation
But this I say, brethren, The time is short. It remaineth, that both they that have wives, be as though they had none;

Weymouth New Testament
Yet of this I warn you, brethren: the time has been shortened--so that henceforth those who have wives should be as though they had none,

1 Corinthians 7:29 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Time (καιρὸς)

Not, the period of mortal life; but the time which must elapse before the Lord appears.

Short (συνεσταλμένος)

Rev., correctly, giving the force of the participle, shortened. Compare Mark 13:20, and see on hasting unto, 2 Peter 3:12. The word means to draw together or contract. Only here and Acts 5:6, where it is used of the winding up of Ananias' corpse. In classical Greek of furling sails, packing luggage, reducing expenses, etc. Applied to time, the word is very graphic.

It remaineth that (τὸ λοιπόν ἵνα)

The meaning is rather henceforth, or for the future. That (ἵνα) in any case is to be construed with the time is shortened. According to the punctuation by different editors, we may read either: the time is shortened that henceforth both those, etc.; or, the time is shortened henceforth, that both those, etc. The former is preferable. The time is shortened that henceforth Christians may hold earthly ties and possessions but loosely.

1 Corinthians 7:29 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the time.

Job 14:1,2 Man that is born of a woman is of few days and full of trouble...

Psalm 39:4-7 LORD, make me to know my end, and the measure of my days, what it is: that I may know how frail I am...

Psalm 90:5-10 You carry them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: in the morning they are like grass which grows up...

Psalm 103:15,16 As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourishes...

Ecclesiastes 6:12 For who knows what is good for man in this life, all the days of his vain life which he spends as a shadow?...

Ecclesiastes 9:10 Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave...

Romans 13:11,12 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed...

Hebrews 13:13,14 Let us go forth therefore to him without the camp, bearing his reproach...

1 Peter 4:7 But the end of all things is at hand: be you therefore sober, and watch to prayer.

2 Peter 3:8,9 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day...

1 John 2:17 And the world passes away, and the lust thereof: but he that does the will of God stays for ever.

that both.

Ecclesiastes 12:7,8,13,14 Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return to God who gave it...

Isaiah 24:1,2 Behold, the LORD makes the earth empty, and makes it waste, and turns it upside down, and scatters abroad the inhabitants thereof...

Isaiah 40:6-8 The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field...

James 4:13-16 Go to now, you that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain...

1 Peter 1:24 For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass wither, and the flower thereof falls away:

Cross References
Ezekiel 7:12
The time has come; the day has arrived. Let not the buyer rejoice, nor the seller mourn, for wrath is upon all their multitude.

Romans 13:11
Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed.

Romans 13:12
The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light.

1 Corinthians 7:28
But if you do marry, you have not sinned, and if a betrothed woman marries, she has not sinned. Yet those who marry will have worldly troubles, and I would spare you that.

1 Corinthians 7:30
and those who mourn as though they were not mourning, and those who rejoice as though they were not rejoicing, and those who buy as though they had no goods,

1 Corinthians 7:31
and those who deal with the world as though they had no dealings with it. For the present form of this world is passing away.

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