Ecclesiastes 3:7

“A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

A time to rent, and a time to sow: a time to keepe silence, and a time to speake.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

A time to tear apart and a time to sew together; A time to be silent and a time to speak.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

a time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
- American Standard Version (1901)

A time for undoing and a time for stitching; a time for keeping quiet and a time for talk;
- Basic English Bible

A time to rend, and a time to sew; A time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
- Darby Bible

A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
- Webster's Bible

a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
- World English Bible

A time to rend, And a time to sew. A time to be silent, And a time to speak.
- Youngs Literal Bible

A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ecclesiastes 3:7


3:7 To rent - When men rend their garments, as they did in great and sudden griefs.


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 !
  • WILLIEDEAN
    Wherefore I perceive that there is nothing better, than that a man should rejoice in his own works; for that is his portion: for who shall bring him to see what shall be after him?
  • 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

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