1 Corinthians 7:31
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.

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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they that use this world, as if they used it not. For the fashion of this world passeth away.

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And they that use this world, as if they used it not. For the fashion of this world passeth away.

use.

1 Corinthians 9:18 What is my reward then? That preaching the gospel, I may deliver the gospel without charge, that I abuse not my power in the gospel.

Ecclesiastes 2:24,25 Is it not better to eat and drink, and to shew his soul good things of his labours? and this is from the hand of God. . . .

Ecclesiastes 3:12,13 And I have known that there was no better thing than to rejoice, and to do well in this life. . . .

Ecclesiastes 5:18-20 This therefore hath seemed good to me, that a man should eat and drink, and enjoy the fruit of his labour, wherewith he hath laboured under the sun, all the days of his life, which God hath given him: and this is his portion. . . .

Ecclesiastes 9:7-10 Go then, and eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with gladness: because thy works please God. . . .

Ecclesiastes 11:2,9,10 Give a portion to seven, and also to eight: for thou knowest not what evil shall be upon the earth. . . .

Matthew 24:48-50 But if that evil servant shall say in his heart: My lord is long a coming: . . .

Matthew 25:14-29 For even as a man going into a far country called his servants and delivered to them his goods; . . .

Luke 12:15-21 And he said to them: Take heed and beware of all covetousness: for a man's life doth not consist in the abundance of things which he possesseth. . . .

Luke 16:1,2 And he said also to his disciples: There was a certain rich man who had a steward: and the same was accused unto him, that he had wasted his goods. . . .

Luke 19:17-26 And he said to him: Well done, thou good servant, because thou hast been faithful in a little, thou shalt have power over ten cities. . . .

Luke 21:34 And take heed to yourselves, lest perhaps your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting and drunkenness and the cares of this life: and that day come upon you suddenly.

1 Timothy 6:17,18 Charge the rich of this world not to be highminded nor to trust in the uncertainty of riches, but in the living God (who giveth us abundantly all things to enjoy) . . .

James 5:1-5 Go to now, ye rich men: weep and howl in your miseries, which shall come upon you. . . .

for.

Psalm 39:6 Surely man passeth as an image: yea, and he is disquieted in vain. He storeth up: and he knoweth not for whom he shall gather these things.

Psalm 73:20 As the dream of them that awake, O Lord; so in thy city thou shalt bring their image to nothing.

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

James 1:10,11 And the rich, in his being low: because as the flower of the grass shall he pass away. . . .

James 4:14 Whereas you know not what shall be on the morrow.

1 Peter 1:24 For all flesh is as grass and all the glory thereof as the flower of grass. The grass is withered and the flower thereof is fallen away.

1 Peter 4:7 But the end of all is at hand. Be prudent therefore and watch in prayers.

1 John 2:17 And the world passeth away and the concupiscence thereof: but he that doth the will of God abideth for ever.

the fashion.

Context
The Unmarried and Widowed
30And they that weep, as though they wept not: and they that rejoice, as if they rejoiced not: and they that buy as if they possessed not: 31And they that use this world, as if they used it not. For the fashion of this world passeth away. 32But I would have you to be without solicitude. He that is without a wife is solicitous for the things that belong to the Lord: how he may please God.…
Cross References
Psalm 39:6
Surely man passeth as an image: yea, and he is disquieted in vain. He storeth up: and he knoweth not for whom he shall gather these things.

1 Corinthians 7:29
This therefore I say, brethren: The time is short. It remaineth, that they also who have wives be as if they had none:

1 Corinthians 7:30
And they that weep, as though they wept not: and they that rejoice, as if they rejoiced not: and they that buy as if they possessed not:

1 Corinthians 9:18
What is my reward then? That preaching the gospel, I may deliver the gospel without charge, that I abuse not my power in the gospel.

Hebrews 12:27
And in that he saith: Yet once more, he signifieth the translation of the moveable things as made, that those things may remain which are immoveable.

James 1:10
And the rich, in his being low: because as the flower of the grass shall he pass away.

1 John 2:17
And the world passeth away and the concupiscence thereof: but he that doth the will of God abideth for ever.

Additional Translations
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.

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

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

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

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

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

And they that use this world, as not abusing it. For the fashion of this world passeth away.

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

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

and those using this world, as not using it up; for passing away is the fashion of this world.
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