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 for 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

Bible Commentary for Ecclesiastes 3:1

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 3:1

  • MockingBird on Ecclesiastes 3:1
    There is a time and a place for everything. The tongue : What am I saying ? I must with Holy Spirit 's help learn to control my tongue. Speak words of Faith : Encouragement : Edifying : Words of Health and Prosperity. Life long process : Keep on Keeping on. I reap what I sow. Think before I speak !!
  • Thomas Ray on Ecclesiastes 3:1
    You must learn to be still Psalms 46:10 and wait for God 's Voice. There are many instances in our lives that we seem to depend on our own solution to life 's questions. Use the Word for everything, every situation and pray.
  • 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 on Ecclesiastes 3:1
    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 on Ecclesiastes 3:1
    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 on Ecclesiastes 3:1
    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
  • EVANG. CHIDERA. O. T. EKEH on Ecclesiastes 3:1
    This place is telling us to have faith and wait upon God, Because when the time comes he will do all that we ask of him. Are u looking for job, child,wife,husband,money etc wait upon GOD for he is able to do it and he will do it at the right time.
  • Talent on Ecclesiastes 3:1
    God has perfect timing ,never too early never too late. But it needs a lot of faith and worth a wait
  • Rielbarz on Ecclesiastes 3:1
    This chapter gives us very important reminders in our daily lives. Everything has its season.
  • Mokhethi on Ecclesiastes 3:1
    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


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