Ecclesiastes 3:2

“A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

A time to be borne, and a time to die: a time to plant, and a time to pluck vp that which is planted.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

A time to give birth and a time to die; A time to plant and a time to uproot what is planted.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
- American Standard Version (1901)

A time for birth and a time for death; a time for planting and a time for uprooting;
- Basic English Bible

A time to be born, and a time to die; A time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
- Darby Bible

A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
- Webster's Bible

a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
- World English Bible

A time to bring forth, And a time to die. A time to plant, And a time to eradicate the planted.
- Youngs Literal Bible

A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ecclesiastes 3:2


3:2 To die - And as there is a time to die, so there is a time to rise again, a set time when they that lie in the grave shall be remembered.


Discussion for Ecclesiastes 3

  • Trish
    For everything there is an appointed time. God wants his creatures to enjoy life! Eccl 3:11 he put time indefinite in our hearts that's why humans do all they can to not die, prolonge it by going to Dr. when sick, if humans really believed there glory was at hand they would not prolonged things. But when 1 Cor 15:21-26 is fulfilled after Jesus rules for 1000 yrs, Adamic death is brought to an end.
  • May
    To expect justice in every situation is unrealistic. Rather than feel anxious about what is happening in the world today, we should wait on Jehovah God to set matters straight.
  • BSP
    Verse 20 shows that men and beasts have the same eventuality. They simply go back to the dust. It did not say that men go to heaven or hell, but just like the animals men simply returns to dust.
  • Ross
    For me, this verse alludes to a sense of presence. Savor each moment of your life as they are given to you. If you only ever want steak when soup is served, and wish only for soup while steak is being prepared, then you find yourself always dissatisfied, even though you were given everything you ever wanted. Stop clinging to the past, and quit sitting around waiting on the future. Be fashionable to the time.
  • E.L.Sigh Sr.
    For Everyone there are seasons, the righteousness of a Man,shall line-up with the WiLL of God's favour,Grace, Mercies! God's Best Blessings to EveryOne I JHN! Amen
  • Lilian
    Every good gifts comes from above.
    There is always a season for everything and a time to every purpose under the heaven. But God provide Jesus to us to have life in abundance. Jesus the only Jehovah the Provider, the Savior, my Peace, my Healer ,my Deliverer, my Salvation my everything. Thank you Lord for the BLOOD YOU SHED FOR US. BECAUSE YOU LIVE WE SHALL LIVE ALSO TEACH US LORD TO BE BORN AG

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