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 3:1

  • ISAAC ANYOLO for verse 1
    Preaching of the love of God through JESUS CHRIST is not eternal.man 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 for verse 1
    It means that we must have patience to wait for God time. You must have faith in God.
  • Timothy for verse 1
    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.
  • 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 for verse 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 for verse 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