Ecclesiastes 3:1

“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

To euery thing there is a season, and a time to euery purpose vnder the heauen.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven--
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For everything there is a season, and a time for very purpose under heaven:
- American Standard Version (1901)

For everything there is a fixed time, and a time for every business under the sun.
- Basic English Bible

To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heavens:
- Darby Bible

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
- Webster's Bible

For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven:
- World English Bible

To everything -- a season, and a time to every delight under the heavens:
- Youngs Literal Bible

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ecclesiastes 3:1

3:1 A season - A certain time appointed by God for its being and continuance, which no human wit or providence can alter. And by virtue of this appointment of God, all vicissitudes which happen in the world, whether comforts or calamities, come to pass. Which is here added to prove the principal proposition, That all things below are vain, and happiness is not to be found in them, because of their great uncertainty, and mutability, and transitoriness, and because they are so much out of the reach and power of men, and wholly in the disposal of God. Purpose - Not only natural, but even the voluntary actions of men, are ordered and disposed by God. But it must be considered, that he does not here speak of a time allowed by God, wherein all the following things may lawfully be done, but only of a time fixed by God, in which they are actually done.

Discussion for Ecclesiastes 3

  • Richard Ankrah for verse 11
    It is satifying to know that God has hidden the mystery of how He created all things and continually does HIS things to His glory alone least man may boast of imitating what God has done.At His own time, place, how, when and who He chooses is what man cannot understand it. Esther was a Jew but God changed her status just like Joseph, Jabez, Daniel and all those known in the Bible. Whatever God had done does not make sense to man and so will it be.
  • April Sims for verse 15
    ..."already has been. nation against nation." ..."that which is to be already has been." Sodom and Gomorrah. "and God will call the Pass to account" He will allow the history to repeat itself.
  • Truly indeed as of now no one people is looking for the heart of Jesus Christ except to those people to has a calling of Him.our world is to much panished by Him in Jeremiah 5:3 clearly says in Jeremiah we are hard headed we are continuously doing what is in good to our self, we do see for God goodness because we love our flesh of the sin.flesh that created a sin in us. the Lord God's commandent to us: my dear brethrens in Christ we must turn away from the evils works or any evils form we must aware for his do in us and take a looked of Jesus Christ heart. hold this verse so that we have a strong hold on our God.use it in every daily life's. Proverbs 3:5-6. Thrust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not unto own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge HIM, and HE direct you thy paths. now it's time you to look at the heart of Christ Jesus and when the time you found it,tell to others so they also looking for what Jesus did on the Cross of Calvary. God bless everyone.
  • Bright Emmanuel
    God times is the best, no matter what devils has done. We need to wait till God finish what he started in Us
  • Banimibo-ofori Jack for verse 11
    God has made everything beautiful only in His time. God 's timing brings about satisfaction. So it is needful for us to always wait upon Him until He says "Move on child. It is time ". Otherwise it is wise to be still, to wait for His time. Until we are still we may not know the power of God. It is written in Psalms 46:10 "Be still, and know that that I am God. " The time we spend waiting is God 's time. Praise God.
  • Rick
    There is a time for everything. Time to share gospel. Many christians forgotten that they should have good testimony by daily devotion in discovering God 's goodness, mercy and love. Experience first hand in walk with God. They should have good testimony to share. A good testimony wins non-christians much easily than by merely telling. There 's a balance. we should be our Lord 's Good Servants to have good testimony starting from our own families. That anyone could be won over without any doubts. All glory and honour to our Gracious Lord Jesus.