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1 Corinthians 7:29 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— But this I say, brethren, the time is shortened, that henceforth both those that have wives may be as though they had none;
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— But this I say, brethren, the time [is] short: it remaineth, that both they that have wives be as though they had none;
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— 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;
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— But this I say, brethren, The time [is] short. It remaineth, that both they that have wives, be as though they had none;
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— But this I say, brethren, the time is straitened. For the rest, that they who have wives, be as not having [any]:
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— But, this, I say—the opportunity is, contracted for what remaineth—in order that, they who have wives, may be, as though they had none,
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And this I say, brethren, the time henceforth is having been shortened—that both those having wives may be as not having;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— This therefore I say, brethren: The time is short. It remaineth, that they also who have wives be as if they had none:
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— But this I say, brethren, the time is short. It remaineth, that both they that haue wiues, be as though they had none:
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And this I say, my brethren, that the time now becomes contracted; and they who have wives should be as not having them;
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And this I say, my Brethren, that the time to come is short; so that they who have wives, should be as if they had none;

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
But 1161
{1161} Prime
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
this 5124
{5124} Prime
τοῦτο
touto
{too'-to}
Neuter, singular, nomitive or accusative of G3778; that thing.
I say, 5346
{5346} Prime
φημί
phemi
{fay-mee'}
Properly the same as the base of G5457 and G5316; to show or make known one's thoughts, that is, speak or say.
z5748
<5748> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 1612
brethren, 80
{0080} Prime
ἀδελφός
adelphos
{ad-el-fos'}
From G0001 (as a connective particle) and δελφύς [[delphus]] (the womb); a brother (literally or figuratively) near or remote (much like [H0001]).
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
time 2540
{2540} Prime
καιρός
kairos
{kahee-ros'}
Of uncertain affinity; an occasion, that is, set or proper time.
[is] short: 4958
{4958} Prime
συστέλλω
sustello
{soos-tel'-lo}
From G4862 and G4724; to send (draw) together, that is, enwrap (enshroud a corpse for burial), contract (an interval).
z5772
<5772> Grammar
Tense - Perfect (See G5778)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 463
it remaineth, 2076
{2076} Prime
ἐστί
esti
{es-tee'}
Third person singular present indicative of G1510; he (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are.
3063
{3063} Prime
λοιπόν
loipon
{loy-pon'}
Neuter singular of the same as G3062; something remaining (adverb).
z5748
<5748> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 1612
that 2443
{2443} Prime
ἵνα
hina
{hin'-ah}
Probably from the same as the former part of G1438 (through the demonstrative idea; compare G3588); in order that (denoting the purpose or the result).
both 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
they that have 2192
{2192} Prime
ἔχω
echo
{ekh'-o}
A primary verb (including an alternate form σχέω [[scheo]], {skheh'-o}; used in certain tenses only); to hold (used in very various applications, literally or figuratively, direct or remote; such as possession, ability, contiguity, relation or condition).
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
wives 1135
{1135} Prime
γυνή
gune
{goo-nay'}
Probably from the base of G1096; a woman; specifically a wife.
be 5600
{5600} Prime

o
{o}
Including the oblique forms, as well as ἦς [[es]], {ace}; [[e]], {ay}, etc.; the subjunctive of G1510; (may, might, can, could, would, must, etc.; also with G1487 and its compounds, as well as with other particles) be.
z5753
<5753> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Subjunctive (See G5792)
Count - 68
as though 5613
{5613} Prime
ὡς
hos
{hoce}
Probably adverb of comparative from G3739; which how, that is, in that manner (very variously used as shown).
they had 2192
{2192} Prime
ἔχω
echo
{ekh'-o}
A primary verb (including an alternate form σχέω [[scheo]], {skheh'-o}; used in certain tenses only); to hold (used in very various applications, literally or figuratively, direct or remote; such as possession, ability, contiguity, relation or condition).
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
none; 3361
{3361} Prime
μή
me
{may}
A primary particle of qualified negation (whereas G3756 expresses an absolute denial); (adverbially) not, (conjugationally) lest; also (as interrogitive implying a negative answer [whereas G3756 expects an affirmative one]); whether.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

1 Corinthians 7:29

_ _ this I say — A summing up of the whole, wherein he draws the practical inference from what precedes (1 Corinthians 15:50).

_ _ the time — the season (so the Greek) of this present dispensation up to the coming of the Lord (Romans 13:11). He uses the Greek expression which the Lord used in Luke 21:8; Mark 13:33.

_ _ short — literally, “contracted.”

_ _ it remaineth — The oldest manuscripts read, “The time (season) is shortened as to what remains, in order that both they,” etc.; that is, the effect which the shortening of the time ought to have is, “that for the remaining time (henceforth), both they,” etc. The clause, “as to what remains,” though in construction belonging to the previous clause, in sense belongs to the following. However, Cyprian and Vulgate support English Version.

_ _ as though they had none — We ought to consider nothing as our own in real or permanent possession.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 1 Corinthians 7:25-35.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

1 Corinthians 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.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

1 Corinthians 7:29

But this I say, brethren, the time [is] (a) short: it remaineth, that both they that have wives be as though they had none;

(a) For we are now in the latter end of the world.

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the time:

Job 14:1-2 Man [that is] born of a woman [is] of few days, and full of trouble. ... He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not.
Psalms 39:4-7 LORD, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it [is; that] I may know how frail I [am]. ... And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope [is] in thee.
Psalms 90:5-10 Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are [as] a sleep: in the morning [they are] like grass [which] groweth up. ... The days of our years [are] threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength [they be] fourscore years, yet [is] their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.
Psalms 103:15-16 [As for] man, his days [are] as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth. ... For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.
Ecclesiastes 6:12 For who knoweth what [is] good for man in [this] life, all the days of his vain life which he spendeth as a shadow? for who can tell a man what shall be after him under the sun?
Ecclesiastes 9:10 Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do [it] with thy might; for [there is] no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.
Romans 13:11-12 And that, knowing the time, that now [it is] high time to awake out of sleep: for now [is] our salvation nearer than when we believed. ... The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.
Hebrews 13:13-14 Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach. ... For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.
1 Peter 4:7 But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.
2 Peter 3:8-9 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day [is] with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. ... The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
1 John 2:17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

that both:

Ecclesiastes 12:7-8 Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it. ... Vanity of vanities, saith the preacher; all [is] vanity.
Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this [is] the whole [duty] of man. ... For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether [it be] good, or whether [it be] evil.
Isaiah 24:1-2 Behold, the LORD maketh the earth empty, and maketh it waste, and turneth it upside down, and scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof. ... And it shall be, as with the people, so with the priest; as with the servant, so with his master; as with the maid, so with her mistress; as with the buyer, so with the seller; as with the lender, so with the borrower; as with the taker of usury, so with the giver of usury to him.
Isaiah 40:6-8 The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh [is] grass, and all the goodliness thereof [is] as the flower of the field: ... The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.
James 4:13-16 Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain: ... But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil.
1 Peter 1:24 For all flesh [is] as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:
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