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

  • Prakash Rai
    God has filled whole space of time and eternity. He is the Master and the King and the Love. He knows how to teach his people during the course of their life on earth. He knows perfect season and the right time for his people. I say not only the earth but whole universe and even heavens are meant for the people of God. Yet, no one is worthy to condemn any individual. Stand on your perfect faith in the word of God until the end.
  • Nathaniel
    And it all depends on God's timing.
  • Lilian
    For God's thought is higher than our thoughts and his ways are higher than our ways neither our ways is his. God has appointed time to heal us and bless us for he is God who knows his time. Only his time will work perfectly . Thank you Jesus for everything. I love you and will trust you forever. Help me to be born again in spirit all the days of my life amen
  • Shewit Abraham
    Yea I agree and it is comforting to know God has ordained the time of every season and purpose. Helps me to look forward with the One who created me and knows me my inner most. My shepherd Jesus You lead me Along the green pastures and You restore my Soul and prepare a table in the presence of my enemies where you build me with faith and your Trust.Through your word. For faith comes by hearing your precious word as faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not yet seen.Amen Amen
  • Jackie hundley lorick
    There is a time and season for everything
  • Crystal knighton
    A loved one passed away and I have been asking God to show me why this happened. He led me here

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