1 Corinthians

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1 Corinthians 7:29

“But this I say, brethren, the time is short. It remaineth, that both they that haue wiues, be as though they had none:”

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Other Translations

But this I say, brethren, the time [is] short: it remaineth, that both they that have wives be as though they had none;
- King James Version

But this I say, brethren, the time has been shortened, so that from now on those who have wives should be as though they had none;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But this I say, brethren, the time is shortened, that henceforth both those that have wives may be as though they had none;
- American Standard Version (1901)

But I say this, my brothers, the time is short; and from now it will be wise for those who have wives to be as if they had them not;
- Basic English Bible

But this I say, brethren, the time is straitened. For the rest, that they who have wives, be as not having [any]:
- Darby Bible

But this I say, brethren, The time is short. It remaineth, that both they that have wives, be as though they had none;
- Webster's Bible

Yet of this I warn you, brethren: the time has been shortened--so that henceforth those who have wives should be as though they had none,
- Weymouth Bible

But I say this, brothers: the time is short, that from now on, both those who have wives may be as though they had none;
- World English Bible

But Y spare you. Therfor, britheren, Y seie this thing, The tyme is schort. Another is this, that thei that han wyues, be as thouy thei hadden noon;
- Wycliffe Bible

And this I say, brethren, the time henceforth is having been shortened -- that both those having wives may be as not having;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 7:29


7:29 But this I say, brethren - With great confidence. The time of our abode here is short. It plainly follows, that even they who have wives be as serious, zealous, active, dead to the world, as devoted to God, as holy in all manner of conversation, as if they had none - By so easy a transition does the apostle slide from every thing else to the one thing needful; and, forgetting whatever is temporal, is swallowed up in eternity.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 7:29


1Co 7:29 The time [is] short. The precise application cannot be known. It was but a short time until Jerusalem should be destroyed, and the early church supposed this would be the end of the world. Life, too, is short; the time of preparation is short. It was the general feeling then that some awful convulsion was close at hand. There was. Within half a generation the whole Roman world was turned up by civil war, three emperors in succession were slain, and Jerusalem was destroyed. As though they had none. Should look on all earthly ties as soon to be broken. All earthly arrangements must be regarded as transitory.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 7

  • G. Ochoa
    Clearer explanation of 1 Corinth 6:9, 10 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Then lists the fornicators sexually immoral , idolater, adulterers, effeminate male prostitutes , abusers of themselves with mankind homosexual offenders , 10. The thieves, covetous the greedy , drunkards, revilers slanderers , extortioners swindlers . . .
  • Adam
    Fornication in verse 2- do you believe fornication is sexual intercourse outside of marriage? Does it include all sexual activity even kissing is considered sexual by some or just intercourse?
  • Steve morrow
    1 CORINTHIANS 7:25 now concerning virgins --- I have no commandment of THE LORD --- YET I GIVE MY JUDGEMENT --- as one that hath obtained mercy of THE LORD to be faithful ECCLESISTES 5:2 be not rash with thy mouth and let not thine heart be hasty to utter anything before GOD for GOD is in heaven and thou upon earth --- therefore let thy words be few
  • BSP
    Verse 16~ A husband's or wife's faith can have a powerful impact on their unbelieving mate and may even move that one to have faith.
  • Peace Francis
    1Corinthian 6:9-10 be not deceived neither fornicators, nor idolatry nor adulterers, nor effeminate(homosexual), not abusers of themselves with mankind... Shall inherit the kingdom of God.
  • Steve morrow
    1 CORINTHIANS 7:34 there is difference also between a wife and a virgin the unmarried woman careth for the--THINGS OF THE LORD--that she may be holy both in body and in spirit but she that is married careth for the things of the world how she may may please her husband 1TIMOTHY 5:5 now she that is a widow indeed and desolate trusteth in GOD and continueth in supplications and prayers night and day

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