1 Corinthians 7:31
Parallel Verses
New International Version
those who use the things of the world, as if not engrossed in them. For this world in its present form is passing away.

King James Bible
And they that use this world, as not abusing it: for the fashion of this world passeth away.

Darby Bible Translation
and they that use the world, as not disposing of it as their own; for the fashion of this world passes.

World English Bible
and those who use the world, as not using it to the fullest. For the mode of this world passes away.

Young's Literal Translation
and those using this world, as not using it up; for passing away is the fashion of this world.

1 Corinthians 7:31 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

And they that use this world - Let them who have earthly property or employments discharge conscientiously their duties, from a conviction of the instability of earthly things. Make a right use of every thing, and pervert nothing from its use. To use a thing is to employ it properly in order to accomplish the end to which it refers. To abuse a thing signifies to pervert it from that use. Pass through things temporal, so as not to lose those which are eternal.

For the fashion of this world - Το σχημα του κοσμον τουτου signifies properly the present state or constitution of things; the frame of the world, that is, the world itself. But often the term κοσμος, world, is taken to signify the Jewish state and polity; the destruction of this was then at hand, and this the Holy Spirit might then signify to the apostle.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

use.

1 Corinthians 9:18 What is my reward then? Truly that, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel of Christ without charge...

Ecclesiastes 2:24,25 There is nothing better for a man, than that he should eat and drink, and that he should make his soul enjoy good in his labor...

Ecclesiastes 3:12,13 I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life...

Ecclesiastes 5:18-20 Behold that which I have seen: it is good and comely for one to eat and to drink...

Ecclesiastes 9:7-10 Go your way, eat your bread with joy, and drink your wine with a merry heart; for God now accepts your works...

Ecclesiastes 11:2,9,10 Give a portion to seven, and also to eight; for you know not what evil shall be on the earth...

Matthew 24:48-50 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delays his coming...

Matthew 25:14-29 For the kingdom of heaven is as a man traveling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered to them his goods...

Luke 12:15-21 And he said to them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness...

Luke 16:1,2 And he said also to his disciples, There was a certain rich man, which had a steward...

Luke 19:17-26 And he said to him, Well, you good servant: because you have been faithful in a very little, have you authority over ten cities...

Luke 21:34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life...

1 Timothy 6:17,18 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not high minded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God...

James 5:1-5 Go to now, you rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come on you...

for.

Psalm 39:6 Surely every man walks in a vain show: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heaps up riches, and knows not who shall gather them.

Psalm 73:20 As a dream when one wakes; so, O Lord, when you wake, you shall despise their image.

Ecclesiastes 1:4 One generation passes away, and another generation comes: but the earth stays for ever.

James 1:10,11 But the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of the grass he shall pass away...

James 4:14 Whereas you know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor, that appears for a little time...

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:

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

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

the fashion. [To schema,] the form or appearance. Grotius remarks that the apostle's expression is borrowed from the theatre, where [to schema tes skenes paragei] means that the scene changes, and presents an appearance entirely new.

Library
Forms Versus Character
'Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but the keeping of the commandments of God.'--1 COR. vii. 19. 'For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth anything, nor uncircumcision, but faith which worketh by love.'--GAL. v. 6. 'For neither is circumcision anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.'--GAL. vi. 16 (R.V.). The great controversy which embittered so much of Paul's life, and marred so much of his activity, turned upon the question whether a heathen man could come
Alexander Maclaren—Romans, Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V)

Marriage and Celibacy.
Preached January II, 1852. MARRIAGE AND CELIBACY. "But this I say, brethren, the time is short: it remaineth that both they that have wives be as though they had none; and they that weep as though they wept not; and they that rejoice as though they rejoiced not; and they that buy, as though they possessed not; and they that use this world as not abusing it: for the fashion of this world passeth away."--1 Corinthians vii. 29-31. The subject of our exposition last Sunday was an essential portion
Frederick W. Robertson—Sermons Preached at Brighton

Yet He Added, "But Such Shall have Tribulation of the Flesh...
16. Yet he added, "But such shall have tribulation of the flesh, but I spare you:" [2053] in this manner exhorting unto virginity, and continual continence, so as some little to alarm also from marriage, with all modesty, not as from a matter evil and unlawful, but as from one burdensome and troublesome. For it is one thing to incur dishonor of the flesh, and another to have tribulation of the flesh: the one is matter of crime to do, the other of labor to suffer, which for the most part men refuse
St. Augustine—Of Holy Virginity.

Far be It, Therefore, that the Apostle So Said...
20. Far be it, therefore, that the Apostle so said, unto such as are married or are about to marry, "But I spare you," as if he were unwilling to say what punishment is due to the married in another life. Far be it that she, whom Daniel set free from temporal judgment, be cast by Paul into hell! Far be it that her husband's bed be unto her punishment before the judgment seat of Christ, keeping faith to which she chose, under false charge of adultery, to meet either danger, or death! To what effect
St. Augustine—Of Holy Virginity.

Cross References
Psalm 39:6
"Surely everyone goes around like a mere phantom; in vain they rush about, heaping up wealth without knowing whose it will finally be.

1 Corinthians 7:29
What I mean, brothers and sisters, is that the time is short. From now on those who have wives should live as if they do not;

1 Corinthians 7:30
those who mourn, as if they did not; those who are happy, as if they were not; those who buy something, as if it were not theirs to keep;

1 Corinthians 9:18
What then is my reward? Just this: that in preaching the gospel I may offer it free of charge, and so not make full use of my rights as a preacher of the gospel.

Hebrews 12:27
The words "once more" indicate the removing of what can be shaken--that is, created things--so that what cannot be shaken may remain.

James 1:10
But the rich should take pride in their humiliation--since they will pass away like a wild flower.

1 John 2:17
The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.

Jump to Previous
Deal Dealings Disposing End Exists Fashion Form Full Fullest Fully Life Mode Passes Passeth Passing Present Quickly Use Using Way World World's
Jump to Next
Deal Dealings Disposing End Exists Fashion Form Full Fullest Fully Life Mode Passes Passeth Passing Present Quickly Use Using Way World World's
Links
1 Corinthians 7:31 NIV
1 Corinthians 7:31 NLT
1 Corinthians 7:31 ESV
1 Corinthians 7:31 NASB
1 Corinthians 7:31 KJV

1 Corinthians 7:31 Bible Apps
1 Corinthians 7:31 Biblia Paralela
1 Corinthians 7:31 Chinese Bible
1 Corinthians 7:31 French Bible
1 Corinthians 7:31 German Bible

1 Corinthians 7:31 Commentaries

THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.

Bible Hub
1 Corinthians 7:30
Top of Page
Top of Page