1 Corinthians 7:31
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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.

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

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.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Abusing (καταχρώμενοι)

Only here and 1 Corinthians 9:18. The verb means to use up or consume by using. Hence the sense of misuse by overuse. So A.V. and Rev., abuse. But the American Rev., and Rev. at 1 Corinthians 9:18, use to the full, thus according better with the preceding antitheses, which do not contrast what is right and wrong in itself (as use and abuse), but what is right in itself with what is proper under altered circumstances. In ordinary cases it is right for Christians to sorrow; but they should live now as in the near future, when earthly sorrow is to be done away. It is right for them to live in the married state, but they should "assimilate their present condition" to that in which they neither marry nor are given in marriage.

Passeth away (παράγει)

Or, as some, the continuous present, is passing. If the former, the nature of the worldly order is expressed. It is transitory. If the latter, the fact; it is actually passing, with a suggestion of the nearness of the consummation. The context seems to indicate the latter.

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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.

Cross References
Psalm 39:6
Surely a man goes about as a shadow! Surely for nothing they are in turmoil; man heaps up wealth and does not know who will gather!

1 Corinthians 7:29
This is what I mean, brothers: the appointed time has grown very short. From now on, let those who have wives live as though they had none,

1 Corinthians 7:30
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,

1 Corinthians 9:18
What then is my reward? That in my preaching I may present the gospel free of charge, so as not to make full use of my right in the gospel.

Hebrews 12:27
This phrase, "Yet once more," indicates the removal of things that are shaken--that is, things that have been made--in order that the things that cannot be shaken may remain.

James 1:10
and the rich in his humiliation, because like a flower of the grass he will pass away.

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

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