1 Corinthians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

1 Corinthians 7:31

“And they that vse this world, as not abusing it: for the fashion of this world passeth away.”

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And they that use this world, as not abusing [it]: for the fashion of this world passeth away.
- King James Version

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.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and those that use the world, as not using it to the full: for the fashion of this world passeth away.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And for those who make use of the world, not to be using it fully; for this world's way of life will quickly come to an end.
- Basic English Bible

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

And they that use this world, as not abusing it. For the fashion of this world passeth away.
- Webster's Bible

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

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

and thei that vsen this world, as thei that vsen not. For whi the figure of this world passith.
- Wycliffe Bible

and those using this world, as not using [it] up; for passing away is the fashion of this world.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 7:31


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.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 7:31


1Co 7:31 They that use this world, as not abusing it. We all have to use the world; but we must not "misuse" it. That is the charge here.

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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