Ecclesiastes 3:1

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

- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition

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Other Translations of Ecclesiastes 3:1

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


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.


Comments for Ecclesiastes 3:1

ISAAC ANYOLO's comment on 2015-06-05 08:18:29:

Preaching of the love of God through JESUS CHRIST is not has to know that there is a time assigned to it.Lets use this grace and time while still available to win souls to Christ.This is the right time for this good course amen


Ekerette Peter's comment on 2015-04-05 18:04:11:

It means that we must have patience to wait for God time. You must have faith in God.


Timothy's comment on 2015-03-21 08:31:23:

Under the watch of Heaven, and in accordance with God 's purpose, in the fullness of time, every season intended for your life shall come to pass.


Tony's comment on 2014-09-28 02:03:50:

Gods time is never our time. His purpose is that we be free to know all things work together for the good to them that love God and to those that are called according to His purpose.


Victoria Bakir's comment on 2014-09-07 15:53:05:

God 's timing is never to late or to early He is always on time.So have faith and know when you are slipping off the edge he is there to catch you before you fall and hit the ground.Praise the Lord!


Agim Emmanuel's comment on 2014-02-09 08:48:42:

This verse make us to know that in this life they is a time to be happy and also a time of sorrow not every time someone need to happy so in any place u find ur selfe give thanks to God


MockingBird's comment on 2014-02-09 07:37:32:

I agree with Unicesha s comment You reap what you sow and there is a time that you will get it Watch what I do say and go I could not have said it better There is a time and place for everything


Talent's comment on 2013-10-26 23:52:41:

God has perfect timing ,never too early never too late. But it needs a lot of faith and worth a wait


Rielbarz's comment on 2012-12-19 23:40:07:

This chapter gives us very important reminders in our daily lives. Everything has its season.


Mokhethi's comment on 2012-06-24 04:41:27:

Sometimes we end walking before God and end up thinking God is not there cos the truth is without him there is nothing we can archive without him. So let's wait for God's time


Unicesha's comment on 2012-03-26 12:51:17:

I love it. . . I say this because there is always a season for uplifts, downfalls, and etc. But the most important thing is what and how we approach our seasons. We can do great things in a season to be blessed and highly favored. Or you can be nasty and rude and that can determine a season you walk in. We make a season before we enter in a season. You can sow for your seasons; you can sow good or bad not with just money, but with how you act. . . You reap what you sow. . . Think about it. . . What season did you just walked into? Spring is here. . . How you going to step into your next season which is summer? Blessed or Cursed?


Carol's comment on 2011-03-19 10:35:51:

Accept the reality and passage of everything, unavoidable, and knowing all happens for reasons not to be questioned or understood by us. All things happen exactly as they should and when they should and give the results they should.


Denise's comment on 2010-12-31 08:35:24:

This chapter is so reflective of our every day lives. Whenever I am for the New Year, I always read aloud Ecclesiastes 3:1-10 for encouragement, inspiration, and uplifing.


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