1 Corinthians 7:31
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.

New Living Translation
Those who use the things of the world should not become attached to them. For this world as we know it will soon pass away.

English Standard Version
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.

Berean Study Bible
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.

Berean Literal Bible
and those using the world, as not using it as their own. For the present form of this world is passing away.

New American Standard Bible
and those who use the world, as though they did not make full use of it; for the form of this world is passing away.

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

Christian Standard Bible
and those who use the world as though they did not make full use of it. For this world in its current form is passing away.

Contemporary English Version
It won't make any difference how much good you are getting from this world or how much you like it. This world as we know it is now passing away.

Good News Translation
those who deal in material goods, as though they were not fully occupied with them. For this world, as it is now, will not last much longer.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and those who use the world as though they did not make full use of it. For this world in its current form is passing away.

International Standard Version
and those who use the things in the world as though they were not dependent on them. For the world in its present form is passing away.

NET Bible
those who use the world as though they were not using it to the full. For the present shape of this world is passing away.

New Heart English Bible
and those who use the world, as not using it to the fullest. For the form of this world is passing away.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And those who use this world, not apart from the right usage, for the form of this world is passing away.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Those who use the things in this world should do so but not depend on them. It is clear that this world in its present form is passing away.

New American Standard 1977
and those who use the world, as though they did not make full use of it; for the form of this world is passing away.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and those that use this world, as not using it as their own, for the fashion of this world passes away.

King James 2000 Bible
And they that use this world, as not abusing it: for the fashion of this world passes away.

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

American Standard Version
and those that use the world, as not using it to the full: for the fashion of this world passeth away.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they that use this world, as if they used it not: 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.

English Revised Version
and those that use the world, as not abusing it: for the fashion of this world passeth away.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they that use this world, as not abusing it. For the fashion of this world passeth away.

Weymouth New Testament
and those who use the world as not using it to the full. For the world as it now exists is passing away.

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.
Study Bible
The Unmarried and Widowed
30those 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. 32I want you to be free from concern. The unmarried man is concerned about the work of the Lord, how he can please the Lord.…
Cross References
Psalm 39:6
Surely every man goes about like a phantom; surely he bustles in vain; he heaps up riches not knowing who will haul them away.

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 7:30
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;

1 Corinthians 9:18
What then is my reward? That in preaching the gospel I may offer it free of charge, and so not use up my rights in preaching it.

Hebrews 12:27
The words, "Once more," signify the removal of what can be shaken--that is, created things--so that the unshakable may remain.

James 1:10
But the one who is rich should exult in his low position, because he will pass away like a flower of the field.

1 John 2:17
The world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God remains forever.

Treasury of Scripture

And they that use this world, as not abusing it: for the fashion of this world passes away.

use.

1 Corinthians 9:18
What is my reward then? Verily that, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel of Christ without charge, that I abuse not my power in the gospel.

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 labour. This also I saw, that it was from the hand of God…

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…

for.

Psalm 39:6
Surely every man walketh in a vain shew: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them.

Psalm 73:20
As a dream when one awaketh; so, O Lord, when thou awakest, thou shalt despise their image.

Ecclesiastes 1:4
One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever.

the fashion.







Lexicon
and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

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

use
χρώμενοι (chrōmenoi)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 5530: To use, make use of, deal with, take advantage of.

the things of
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

[this] world,
κόσμον (kosmon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2889: Probably from the base of komizo; orderly arrangement, i.e. Decoration; by implication, the world (morally).

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

not dependent on them.
καταχρώμενοι (katachrōmenoi)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2710: To use to the full, use up. From kata and chraomai; to overuse, i.e. Misuse.

For
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

this
τούτου (toutou)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3778: This; he, she, it.

world
κόσμου (kosmou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2889: Probably from the base of komizo; orderly arrangement, i.e. Decoration; by implication, the world (morally).

[in its]
τὸ (to)
Article - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

present form
σχῆμα (schēma)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 4976: Fashion, habit, form, appearance. From the alternate of echo; a figure, i.e. external condition.

is passing away.
παράγει (paragei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3855: To pass by, depart, pass away. From para and ago; to lead near, i.e. to go along or away.
(31) Not abusing it.--We can scarcely find a better word in English than "abusing" by which to render the Greek of this passage. But this word implies, in modern language, an abuse arising from misuse, and not, as in the original here, an abuse arising from over-much use. All the things mentioned in this series by the Apostle are right things; and the warning is against being in bondage to those things which are in themselves right and good, and not against any criminal use of them. Though they are not wrong in themselves, we are not to become slaves of them; we are to renounce them, "so as not to follow nor be led by them."

For the fashion of this world passeth away.--Better, for the outward form of this world is passing away (the word translated "fashion" occurs only here and in Philippians 2:8). The allusion is not a merely general reference to the ephemeral nature of things temporal, but arises from the Apostle's conviction that the last days were already commencing, when the outward temporal form of things was being superseded (Romans 8:19; Revelation 21:1). The word "for" does not introduce a reason for the immediately preceding injunction, but carries us back to the previous statement in 1Corinthians 7:29 : "the time is short," the intervening series of illustrative exhortations being parenthetical.

Verse 31. - As not abusing it; rather, as not using it to the full - not draining dry the cup of earthly advantages (comp. 1 Corinthians 9:18). Like Gideon's true heroes, we must not fling ourselves down to drink greedily of the river of earthly gifts, but drink them sparingly, and as it were with the palm of the hand. The fashion of this world passeth away. So St. John says, "The world passeth away, and the lust thereof" (1 John 1:18). It is but as the shifting scene of a theatre, or as a melting vapour (James 4:14). 7:25-35 Considering the distress of those times, the unmarried state was best. Notwithstanding, the apostle does not condemn marriage. How opposite are those to the apostle Paul who forbid many to marry, and entangle them with vows to remain single, whether they ought to do so or not! He exhorts all Christians to holy indifference toward the world. As to relations; they must not set their hearts on the comforts of the state. As to afflictions; they must not indulge the sorrow of the world: even in sorrow the heart may be joyful. As to worldly enjoyments; here is not their rest. As to worldly employment; those that prosper in trade, and increase in wealth, should hold their possessions as though they held them not. As to all worldly concerns; they must keep the world out of their hearts, that they may not abuse it when they have it in their hands. All worldly things are show; nothing solid. All will be quickly gone. Wise concern about worldly interests is a duty; but to be full of care, to have anxious and perplexing care, is a sin. By this maxim the apostle solves the case whether it were advisable to marry. That condition of life is best for every man, which is best for his soul, and keeps him most clear of the cares and snares of the world. Let us reflect on the advantages and snares of our own condition in life; that we may improve the one, and escape as far as possible all injury from the other. And whatever cares press upon the mind, let time still be kept for the things of the Lord.
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