Ecclesiastes 3:4

“A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

A time to weepe, and a time to laugh: a time to mourne, and a time to dance.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

A time to weep and a time to laugh; A time to mourn and a time to dance.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
- American Standard Version (1901)

A time for weeping and a time for laughing; a time for sorrow and a time for dancing;
- Basic English Bible

A time to weep, and a time to laugh; A time to mourn, and a time to dance;
- Darby Bible

A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
- Webster's Bible

a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
- World English Bible

A time to weep, And a time to laugh. A time to mourn, And a time to skip.
- Youngs Literal Bible

A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ecclesiastes 3:4


3:4 To weep - When men have just occasion for weeping.


Discussion for Ecclesiastes 3

  • Monyette dunn
    There is time in our life I believe that the lord is put his people in place of seasoning to die away from fresh worldly thing middle wall of l then we can see the change whether it be big are small he begin to do shifting withing our self a quickening awakening adieing from your self to be more like Jesus a committed life thank Lord for what soever you doing I give you praise !
  • 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.
  • 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
    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

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