Ecclesiastes 3:6

“A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

A time to get, and a time to lose: a time to keepe, and a time to cast away.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

A time to search and a time to give up as lost; A time to keep and a time to throw away.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
- American Standard Version (1901)

A time for search and a time for loss; a time to keep and a time to give away;
- Basic English Bible

A time to seek, and a time to lose; A time to keep, and a time to cast away;
- Darby Bible

A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
- Webster's Bible

a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
- World English Bible

A time to seek, And a time to destroy. A time to keep, And a time to cast away.
- Youngs Literal Bible

A time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ecclesiastes 3:6


3:6 To life - When men lose their estates, either by God's providence, or by their own choice. To cast away - When a man casts away his goods voluntarily, as in a storm, to save his life, or out of love and obedience to God.


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