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.
King James Bible
And they that use this world, as not abusing it: 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.
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.
1 Corinthians 7:31 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
7:31 And they that use this world, as not abusing it - Not seeking happiness in it, but in God: using every thing therein only in such a manner and degree as most tends to the knowledge and love of God. For the whole scheme and fashion of this world - This marrying, weeping, rejoicing, and all the rest, not only will pass, but now passeth away, is this moment flying off like a shadow.
"Lo! where yon cottage whitens through the green, The loveliest feature of a matchless scene; Beneath its shading elm, with pious fear, An aged mother draws her children near, While from the Holy Word, with earnest air, She teaches them the privilege of prayer. Look! how their infant eyes with rapture speak; Mark the flushed lily on the dimpled cheek; Their hearts are filled with gratitude and love, Their hopes are centered in a world above!" The Christian home demands a family religion. This makes …
Samuel Philips—The Christian Home
The Apostolic Scriptures.
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We are merely moving shadows, and all our busy rushing ends in nothing. We heap up wealth, not knowing who will spend it.
1 Corinthians 7:29
But let me say this, dear brothers and sisters: The time that remains is very short. So from now on, those with wives should not focus only on their marriage.
1 Corinthians 7:30
Those who weep or who rejoice or who buy things should not be absorbed by their weeping or their joy or their possessions.
1 Corinthians 9:18
What then is my pay? It is the opportunity to preach the Good News without charging anyone. That's why I never demand my rights when I preach the Good News.
This means that all of creation will be shaken and removed, so that only unshakable things will remain.
And those who are rich should boast that God has humbled them. They will fade away like a little flower in the field.
1 John 2:17
And this world is fading away, along with everything that people crave. But anyone who does what pleases God will live forever.
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