Ecclesiastes 3:5

“A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together: a time to imbrace, and a time to refraine from imbracing.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

A time to throw stones and a time to gather stones; A time to embrace and a time to shun embracing.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
- American Standard Version (1901)

A time to take stones away and a time to get stones together; a time for kissing and a time to keep from kissing;
- Basic English Bible

A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; A time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
- Darby Bible

A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
- Webster's Bible

a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
- World English Bible

A time to cast away stones, And a time to heap up stones. A time to embrace, And a time to be far from embracing.
- Youngs Literal Bible

A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ecclesiastes 3:5


3:5 Stones - Which were brought together in order to the building of a wall or house. To embrace - When persons perform all friendly offices one to another.


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