John Bengel Commentary - 1 Corinthians 7:31 - 7:31

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John Bengel Commentary - 1 Corinthians 7:31 - 7:31


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1Co 7:31. Οἱ χρώμενοι, they that use) Paul seems to have used this expression for, and they that sell, because according to the general practice of the world, selling in itself is most suitable to travellers. We must use, not enjoy.-ὡς μὴ καταχρώμενοι) as not abusing. The compound verb both in Greek and Latin denotes not only the perversion of the use, but also [‘abundantiam,’ the abundant use] an over-much using.-παράγει, passeth away, every moment, not merely shall pass away.-τὸ σχῆμα τοῦ κόσμου τούτου, the fashion of this world) the world itself and the fashion of it, which is to marry, to weep, to rejoice, to buy, etc., Heb. צלם, Psa 39:7; Psa 73:20. While a man, for example, is advancing from the twentieth to the fortieth year of his age, he has almost lost all his former relations and acquires new connexions.