Parallel Verses

An Understandable Version

But I say this, brothers; there is not much time left [i.e., before the crisis arrives in full fury. See verse 26]. From now on those men who are married should live as though they were single.

New American Standard Bible

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;

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

And I say this, brothers: The time is limited, so from now on those who have wives should be as though they had none,

International Standard Version

This is what I mean, brothers: The time is short. From now on, those who have wives should live as though they had none,

A Conservative Version

But this I say, brothers, the time is shortened. It is the remaining, so that also those who have wives may be as not having,

American Standard Version

But this I say, brethren, the time is shortened, that henceforth both those that have wives may be as though they had none;

Amplified

But I say this, believers: the time has been shortened, so that from now on even those who have wives should be as though they did not;

Anderson New Testament

Now, this I say, brethren, the time is fraught with trials. It remains that those who have wives be as though they had them not;

Bible in Basic English

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;

Common New Testament

I mean, brethren, the appointed time has grown very short; so that from now on, those who have wives should live as though they had none,

Daniel Mace New Testament

This I say, brethren, because the time is coming, when they who have wives will be as those that have none;

Darby Translation

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

Godbey New Testament

But I say this, brethren; that the time is at hand, that moreover indeed those having wives may be as those not having;

Goodspeed New Testament

But this I do say, brothers. The appointed time has grown very short. From this time on those who have wives should live as though they had none,

John Wesley New Testament

But this I say, brethren, the time is short: it remaineth, that even they that have wives, be as if they had none: And they that weep, as if they wept not;

Julia Smith Translation

And this I say, brethren, the time is restricted; as to the rest, that they also having wives should be as not having;

King James 2000

But this I say, brethren, the time is short: it remains, that both they that have wives be as though they had none;

Lexham Expanded Bible

But I say this, brothers: the time is shortened, that from now on even those who have wives should be as [if they] do not have [wives],

Modern King James verseion

But this I say, brothers, The time is short. It remains that both those who have wives should be as not having one.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

This say I, brethren: the time is short. It remaineth that they which have wives, be as though they had none:

Moffatt New Testament

I mean, brothers, ??the interval has been shortened; so let those who have wives live as if they had none,

Montgomery New Testament

Indeed, brothers, the time that remains to us has been shortened; so let those who have wives live as if they had none,

NET Bible

And I say this, brothers and sisters: The time is short. So then those who have wives should be as those who have none,

New Heart English 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;

Noyes New Testament

But this I say, brethren, the time that remaineth is short; that both they that have wives may be as though they had none;

Sawyer New Testament

But this I say, brothers, the time is short, so that in future those who have wives should be as those not having them,

The Emphasized Bible

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,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Now this I say, brethren, that the time is short. The conclusion is, that even they who have wives, should be as though they had not;

Twentieth Century New Testament

What I mean, Brothers, is this-The time is short. Meanwhile, let those who have wives live as if they had none,

Webster

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

Weymouth New Testament

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,

Williams New Testament

I mean this, brothers. The time has been cut short. For the future, men who have wives should live as though they had none,

World English 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;

Worrell New Testament

But this I say, brethren, the time has been shortened; that henceforth both those who have wives may be as though they had none;

Worsley New Testament

But this I say, brethren, that the time is short: it remains therefore, that even those, who have wives, be as though they had none;

Youngs Literal Translation

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

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
But
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

τοῦτο 
Touto 
Usage: 232

I say
φημί 
Phemi 
Usage: 54

G80
ἀδελφός 
Adelphos 
Usage: 302

the time
συστέλλω 
Sustello 
wind up, short
Usage: 2

is short

which, who, the things, the son,
Usage: 0

ἐστί 
Esti 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 585


and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0


which, who, the things, the son,
Usage: 0

ἔχω 
Echo 
have, be, need , , vr have
Usage: 479

γυνή 
Gune 
Usage: 187

ὡς 
Hos 
as, when, how, as it were, about,
Usage: 417

be as
μή 
me 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
Usage: 493

ὦ 
be, may be, should be, is, might be, were, not tr,
Usage: 41

ὦ 
be, may be, should be, is, might be, were, not tr,
Usage: 41

References

Context Readings

Concerning The Unmarried

28 But if you should marry, you have not sinned. And if a virgin girl marries, she has not sinned. Yet those individuals [who do marry] will have troubles in this life, and I want to spare you of that. 29 But I say this, brothers; there is not much time left [i.e., before the crisis arrives in full fury. See verse 26]. From now on those men who are married should live as though they were single. 30 Those who cry [should live] as though they were not sad. Those who rejoice [should live] as though they were not happy. Those who buy things [should live] as though they did not own them.


Cross References

Romans 13:11-12

Now this [is another reason for observing the law of love]: You should know that it is about time to wake up out of your [spiritual] sleep, because [the day of our final] salvation is now nearer to us than when we first believed [in Christ].

Romans 13:11-2

Now this [is another reason for observing the law of love]: You should know that it is about time to wake up out of your [spiritual] sleep, because [the day of our final] salvation is now nearer to us than when we first believed [in Christ].

Romans 13:11-7

Now this [is another reason for observing the law of love]: You should know that it is about time to wake up out of your [spiritual] sleep, because [the day of our final] salvation is now nearer to us than when we first believed [in Christ].

Romans 13:11-10

Now this [is another reason for observing the law of love]: You should know that it is about time to wake up out of your [spiritual] sleep, because [the day of our final] salvation is now nearer to us than when we first believed [in Christ].

Romans 13:11-16

Now this [is another reason for observing the law of love]: You should know that it is about time to wake up out of your [spiritual] sleep, because [the day of our final] salvation is now nearer to us than when we first believed [in Christ].

Romans 13:11

Now this [is another reason for observing the law of love]: You should know that it is about time to wake up out of your [spiritual] sleep, because [the day of our final] salvation is now nearer to us than when we first believed [in Christ].

Romans 13:11

Now this [is another reason for observing the law of love]: You should know that it is about time to wake up out of your [spiritual] sleep, because [the day of our final] salvation is now nearer to us than when we first believed [in Christ].

Romans 13:11-8

Now this [is another reason for observing the law of love]: You should know that it is about time to wake up out of your [spiritual] sleep, because [the day of our final] salvation is now nearer to us than when we first believed [in Christ].

Romans 13:11-14

Now this [is another reason for observing the law of love]: You should know that it is about time to wake up out of your [spiritual] sleep, because [the day of our final] salvation is now nearer to us than when we first believed [in Christ].

Romans 13:11-2

Now this [is another reason for observing the law of love]: You should know that it is about time to wake up out of your [spiritual] sleep, because [the day of our final] salvation is now nearer to us than when we first believed [in Christ].

Romans 13:11-8

Now this [is another reason for observing the law of love]: You should know that it is about time to wake up out of your [spiritual] sleep, because [the day of our final] salvation is now nearer to us than when we first believed [in Christ].

1 Corinthians 7:31

And those who make use of the things of the world [should live] as though they were not [really] involved with them. For the world as we know it is passing away. [Note: The five "as though's" of verses 29-31 are intended to emphasize that Christians should live with eternity in mind and not to become preoccupied with even legitimate earthly circumstances].

Hebrews 13:13-14

So, we should go out to Him, outside of the camp [Note: This probably signifies separating from the whole system of Judaism, as well as full commitment to Christ], bearing the abuse that He suffered.

James 4:13-16

Come on now, you people who are saying, "Today or tomorrow we will go to this [or that] city, spend a year there, do business and make some money."

1 Peter 1:24

For all forms of flesh are similar to grass, and all the splendor of [a person's] flesh is like the flower [which blossoms] from the grass. [But as with] grass, [a person's flesh] withers, and its flower [i.e., his splendor] falls off.

1 Peter 4:7

But the end of everything [as far as your lives are concerned] is near, so be sensible, and sober [so as to be] prayerful.

2 Peter 3:8-9

But do not forget this one thing, my dearly loved ones, that as the Lord [counts time], one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like one day.

1 John 2:17

And the world, with its [physical and material] desires, is passing away, but the person who does what God wants will continue to live forever.

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