'Worldly' in the Bible
But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions as the worldly do, for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
The seed sown among thorns is the person who hears the word, but worldly cares and the seductiveness of wealth choke the word, so it produces nothing.
And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the congregation ; but if he neglects to hear the congregation, let him be unto thee as a worldly man and a publican.
but worldly cares, the seductiveness of wealth, and the desire for other things come in and choke the word, and it produces nothing.
The master praised the dishonest servant manager for being so clever, because worldly people are more clever than enlightened people in dealing with their own.
And I tell you, make friends for yourselves by how you use worldly wealth, so that when it runs out you will be welcomed into the eternal homes.
If then you haven't been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will entrust you with the true riches?
But take heed to yourselves and be on your guard, lest your hearts be overburdened and depressed (weighed down) with the giddiness and headache and nausea of self-indulgence, drunkenness, and worldly worries and cares pertaining to [the business of] this life, and [lest] that day come upon you suddenly like a trap or a noose;
They are not of the world (worldly, belonging to the world), [just] as I am not of the world.
Therefore I always exercise and discipline myself [mortifying my body, deadening my carnal affections, bodily appetites, and worldly desires, endeavoring in all respects] to have a clear (unshaken, blameless) conscience, void of offense toward God and toward men.
As for brotherly love, be affectionate to one another; in matters of worldly honour, yield to one another.
Brothers, I couldn't talk to you as spiritual people but as worldly people, as mere infants in the Messiah.
That's because you are still worldly. As long as there is jealousy and quarreling among you, you are worldly and living by human standards, aren't you?
Let no person deceive himself. If anyone among you supposes that he is wise in this age, let him become a fool [let him discard his worldly discernment and recognize himself as dull, stupid, and foolish, without true learning and scholarship], that he may become [really] wise.
And I would have you free from worldly anxiety. An unmarried man concerns himself with the Lord's business--how he shall please the Lord;
But the married man is anxious about worldly matters -- "how he may please his wife -- "
Am I making use of merely worldly illustrations? Does not the Law speak in the same tone?
For the reason for our boasting is this--the testimony of our own conscience that it was in holiness and with pure motives before God, and in reliance not on worldly wisdom but on the gracious help of God, that we have conducted ourselves in the world, and above all in our relations with you.
Now because I changed my original plan, was I being unstable and capricious? Or what I plan, do I plan according to the flesh [like a worldly man], ready to say Yes, yes, [when it may mean] No, no?
For godly grief produces a repentance not to be regretted and leading to salvation, but worldly grief produces death.
I entreat you when I do come [to you] that I may not [be driven to such] boldness as I intend to show toward those few who suspect us of acting according to the flesh [on the low level of worldly motives and as if invested with only human powers].
For, though we are still living in the world, it is no worldly warfare that we are waging.
[For] since many boast of worldly things and according to the flesh, I will glory (boast) also.
in which you previously walked according to this worldly age, according to the ruler of the atmospheric domain, the spirit now working in the disobedient.
Their destiny is destruction, their god is their belly, and their glory is in their shame. Their minds are set on worldly things.
Therefore, put to death whatever in you is worldly: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desire, and greed, which is idolatry.
knowing this, that the law [is] not given for a righteous [person] but for the lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and totally worldly, for the one who kills his father and the one who kills his mother, for murderers,
It is expedient, therefore, that the bishop be blameless, the husband of only one wife, vigilant, temperate, of worldly affections mortified, given to hospitality, apt to teach;
But have nothing to do with worldly fables fit only for old women On the other hand, discipline yourself for the purpose of godliness;
O Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to you, avoiding worldly and empty chatter and the opposing arguments of what is falsely called "knowledge"--
But avoid worldly and empty chatter, for it will lead to further ungodliness,
Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
Then verily the first covenant had also ordinances of divine service, and a worldly sanctuary.
[that] no one [be] a sexually immoral or totally worldly [person] like Esau, who for one meal traded his own birthright.
That kind of wisdom does not come from above. No, it is worldly, self-centered, and demonic.
Through these things he has bestowed on us his precious and most magnificent promises, so that by means of what was promised you may become partakers of the divine nature, after escaping the worldly corruption that is produced by evil desire.
For everything that is in the world the desire for fleshly gratification, the desire for possessions, and worldly arrogance is not from the Father but is from the world.
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