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.
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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.

Ecclesiastes 2:24, 25
Nothing is better for man than to eat and drink and enjoy his work. I have also seen that this is from the hand of God. . . .

Ecclesiastes 3:12, 13
I know that there is nothing better for men than to rejoice and do good while they live, . . .

Ecclesiastes 5:18-20
Here is what I have seen to be good and fitting: to eat and drink, and to find satisfaction in all the labor one does under the sun during the few days of life that God has given him--for this is his lot. . . .

Ecclesiastes 9:7-10
Go, eat your bread with joy, and drink your wine with a cheerful heart, for God has already approved your works: . . .

Ecclesiastes 11:2, 9, 10
Divide your portion among seven, or even eight, for you do not know what disaster may befall the land. . . .

Matthew 24:48-50
But suppose that servant is wicked and says in his heart, 'My master will be away a long time.' . . .

Matthew 25:14-29
For it is just like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted them with his possessions. . . .

Luke 12:15-21
And He said to them, "Watch out! Guard yourselves against every form of greed, for a man's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions." . . .

Luke 16:1, 2
Jesus also said to His disciples, "There was a rich man whose manager was accused of wasting his possessions. . . .

Luke 19:17-26
His master replied, 'Well done, good servant! Because you have been faithful in a very small matter, you shall have authority over ten cities.' . . .

Luke 21:34
But watch yourselves, or your hearts will be weighed down by dissipation, drunkenness, and the worries of life--and that day will spring upon you suddenly like a snare.

1 Timothy 6:17, 18
Instruct those who are rich in the present age not to be conceited and not to put their hope in the uncertainty of wealth, but in God, who richly provides all things for us to enjoy. . . .

James 5:1-5
Come now, you who are rich, weep and wail for the misery to come upon you. . . .


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.

Psalm 73:20
Like a dream when one awakens, upon arising, O Lord, You will despise their form.

Ecclesiastes 1:4
Generations come and generations go, but the earth remains forever.

James 1:10, 11
But the one who is rich should exult in his low position, because he will pass away like a flower of the field. . . .

James 4:14
You do not even know what will happen tomorrow! What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.

1 Peter 1:24
For, "All flesh is like grass, and all its glory like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall,

1 Peter 4:7
The end of all things is near. Therefore be clear-minded and sober, so you can pray.

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

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Parallel Verses
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.

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.

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.
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