Ecclesiastes 3:3

“A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

A time to kill, and a time to heale: a time to breake downe, and a time to build vp.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

A time to kill and a time to heal; A time to tear down and a time to build up.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
- American Standard Version (1901)

A time to put to death and a time to make well; a time for pulling down and a time for building up;
- Basic English Bible

A time to kill, and a time to heal; A time to break down, and a time to build up;
- Darby Bible

A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
- Webster's Bible

a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
- World English Bible

A time to slay, And a time to heal, A time to break down, And a time to build up.
- Youngs Literal Bible

A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ecclesiastes 3:3


3:3 To kill - When men die a violent death. To heal - When he who seemed to be mortally wounded is healed.


Discussion for Ecclesiastes 3

  • Steve morrow
    1 CORINTHIANS 13:11 when I was a child I spake as a child I understood as a child I thought as a child --- but when I became a man --- I put away childish things TITUS 2:11 for the grace of GOD that bringeth salvation has appeared to all men --2:12-- teaching us that denying ungodliness and worldly lusts we should live soberly righteously and godly --- in this present world --- TITUS 1:1 paul a servant of GOD and an apostle of JESUS CHRIST according to the faith of GODS elect and the --- acknowledging of the truth --- which is after godliness
  • Steve morrow
    DEUTERONOMY 18:18 I will raise them up a prophet from among their brethren like unto thee and will put --MY words-- in HIS mouth and HE shall speak unto them all that I shall command HIM--18:19--and it shall come to pass that whosoever will not hearken unto -- MY words-- which HE shall speak in MY name I will require it of him --18:20--but the prophet which shall --- presume to speak a word in MY name --- which I have not commanded him to speak or that shall speak in the name of other gods --- even that prophet shall die --- ACTS 2:22 for moses truly said unto the prophets a prophet shall the LORD your GOD raise up unto you of your brethren like unto me HIM shall you hear in all things whatsoever HE shall say unto you --2:23-- and it shall come to pass that every soul which will not hear THAT PROPHET shall be destroyed from among the people MARK 3:29 but he that shall blaspheme against the holy spirit hath never forgiveness but is in danger of eternal damnation JOHN 6:63 it is the spirit that quickeneth the flesh profiteth nothing the words that --I SPEAK-- unto you they are spirit and they are life
  • Lilian
    Theres always a season for everything and a time to each purpose under the heaven. Thank you Jesus you always have appointed time to heal us and bless us your time is heavenly perfect. You have also appointed time for us to accept and believe you as our Savior our Lord King of all Kingd Lord of Lord teach us to wait Father I will praise you and worship you alone for you are worthy amen hallelujah
  • Steve morrow
    MARK 9:25 when JESUS saw that the people came running together HE rebuked the foul spirit saying unto him --- thou deaf and dumb spirit I charge thee come out of him and enter no more into him --9:26--and the spirit cried and rent him sore and came out of him and he was as one dead insomuch that many said he is dead --9:27--but JESUS took him by the hand and lifted him up and he arose --9:28--and when HE was come into the house HIS disciples asked HIM privately why could not we cast him out --9:29-- and HE said unto them --- this kind can come forth by nothing but by prayer and fasting ---
  • 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.
  • 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.

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