1 Corinthians 7:30
New International Version
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;

New Living Translation
Those who weep or who rejoice or who buy things should not be absorbed by their weeping or their joy or their possessions.

English Standard Version
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,

Berean Study Bible
those who weep, as if they did not; those who are joyful, as if they were not; those who make a purchase, as if they had nothing;

Berean Literal Bible
and those weeping, as not weeping; and those rejoicing, as not rejoicing; and those buying, as not possessing;

King James Bible
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;

New King James Version
those who weep as though they did not weep, those who rejoice as though they did not rejoice, those who buy as though they did not possess,

New American Standard Bible
and those who weep, as though they did not weep; and those who rejoice, as though they did not rejoice; and those who buy, as though they did not possess;

NASB 1995
and those who weep, as though they did not weep; and those who rejoice, as though they did not rejoice; and those who buy, as though they did not possess;

NASB 1977
and those who weep, as though they did not weep; and those who rejoice, as though they did not rejoice; and those who buy, as though they did not possess;

Amplified Bible
and those who weep, as though they did not weep; and those who rejoice, as though they did not rejoice; and those who buy, as though they did not possess [anything];

Christian Standard Bible
those who weep as though they did not weep, those who rejoice as though they did not rejoice, those who buy as though they didn’t own anything,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
those who weep as though they did not weep, those who rejoice as though they did not rejoice, those who buy as though they did not possess,

American Standard Version
and those that weep, as though they wept not; and those that rejoice, as though they rejoiced not; and those that buy, as though they possessed not;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And those who weep, as if they did not weep, and those who rejoice, as if they did not rejoice, and those who buy, as if they did not acquire.

Contemporary English Version
It will be all the same if you are crying or laughing, or if you are buying or are completely broke.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they that weep, as though they wept not; and they that rejoice, as if they rejoiced not; and they that buy, as though they possessed not;

English Revised Version
and those that weep, as though they wept not; and those that rejoice, as though they rejoiced not; and those that buy, as though they possessed not;

Good News Translation
those who weep, as though they were not sad; those who laugh, as though they were not happy; those who buy, as though they did not own what they bought;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Those who have eyes filled with tears should live as though they have no sorrow. Those who are happy should live as though there was nothing to be happy about. Those who buy something should live as though they didn't own it.

International Standard Version
and those who mourn as though they did not mourn, and those who rejoice as though they were not rejoicing, and those who buy as though they did not own a thing,

Literal Standard Version
and those weeping, as not weeping; and those rejoicing, as not rejoicing; and those buying, as not possessing;

NET Bible
those with tears like those not weeping, those who rejoice like those not rejoicing, those who buy like those without possessions,

New Heart English Bible
and those who weep, as though they did not weep; and those who rejoice, as though they did not rejoice; and those who buy, as though they did not possess;

Weymouth New Testament
those who weep as though they did not weep, those who rejoice as though they did not rejoice, those who buy as though they did not possess,

World English Bible
and those who weep, as though they didn't weep; and those who rejoice, as though they didn't rejoice; and those who buy, as though they didn't possess;

Young's Literal Translation
and those weeping, as not weeping; and those rejoicing, as not rejoicing; and those buying, as not possessing;

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Unmarried and Widowed
29What I am saying, brothers, is that the time is short. From now on those who have wives should live as if they had none; 30 those who weep, as if they did not; those who are joyful, as if they were not; those who make a purchase, as if they had nothing; 31and those who use the things of this world, as if not dependent on them. For this world in its present form is passing away.…

Cross References
Ezekiel 7:12
The time has come; the day has arrived. Let the buyer not rejoice and the seller not mourn, for wrath is upon the whole multitude.

1 Corinthians 7:29
What I am saying, brothers, is that the time is short. From now on those who have wives should live as if they had none;

1 Corinthians 7:31
and those who use the things of this world, as if not dependent on them. For this world in its present form is passing away.


Treasury of Scripture

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;

that weep.

Psalm 30:5
For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

Psalm 126:5,6
They that sow in tears shall reap in joy…

Ecclesiastes 3:4
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;









Verse 30. - They that weep, etc. Earthly sorrow and joy and wealth are things which are merely transient and unreal when compared with the awful, eternal, permanent realities which we shall all soon have to face.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
those who
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

weep,
κλαίοντες (klaiontes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 2799: To weep, weep for, mourn, lament. Of uncertain affinity; to sob, i.e. Wail aloud.

as if
ὡς (hōs)
Adverb
Strong's 5613: Probably adverb of comparative from hos; which how, i.e. In that manner.

they [did not];
κλαίοντες (klaiontes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 2799: To weep, weep for, mourn, lament. Of uncertain affinity; to sob, i.e. Wail aloud.

those who
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

are joyful,
χαίροντες (chairontes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 5463: A primary verb; to be 'cheer'ful, i.e. Calmly happy or well-off; impersonally, especially as salutation, be well.

as if
ὡς (hōs)
Adverb
Strong's 5613: Probably adverb of comparative from hos; which how, i.e. In that manner.

they were not;
χαίροντες (chairontes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 5463: A primary verb; to be 'cheer'ful, i.e. Calmly happy or well-off; impersonally, especially as salutation, be well.

those who
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

make a purchase,
ἀγοράζοντες (agorazontes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 59: To buy. From agora; properly, to go to market, i.e. to purchase; specially, to redeem.

as if
ὡς (hōs)
Adverb
Strong's 5613: Probably adverb of comparative from hos; which how, i.e. In that manner.

they had nothing;
κατέχοντες (katechontes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 2722: From kata and echo; to hold down, in various applications.


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