Ecclesiastes 3:8

“A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Ecclesiastes 3:8

A time to loue, and a time to hate: a time of warre, and a time of peace.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

A time to love and a time to hate; A time for war and a time for peace.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.
- American Standard Version (1901)

A time for love and a time for hate; a time for war and a time for peace.
- Basic English Bible

A time to love, and a time to hate; A time of war, and a time of peace.
- Darby Bible

A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
- Webster's Bible

a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.
- World English Bible

A time to love, And a time to hate. A time of war, And a time of peace.
- Youngs Literal Bible

A time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Ecclesiastes 3:8

Wesley's Notes for Ecclesiastes 3:8


3:8 To love - When God stirs up love, or gives occasion for the exercise of it.


Discussion for Ecclesiastes 3:8

  • Clementine Boddie on Ecclesiastes 3:8
    what specifically is Solomon referring to when he says," a time to hate." We are studying Ecclesiastes and would like to know in what context he is using this. Are we to hate something, someone, etc!
  • Mishael - in Reply on Ecclesiastes 3:8
    Clementine on ECCL.3 Your question on a time to love; a time to hate. If you will start in chapter one and highlight the word HATE to chapter 3, You'll have your answer. Hate has its own season and it teaches us patience really.

    I have a testimony about that but I'll keep silence. There's so much hate in our world these days. Your testimony is love, peace, & centeredness. Keep your eyes on Jesus.
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on Ecclesiastes 3:8
    This is my take from King David. Psalms Chapter 139: 19 Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God: depart from me therefore, ye bloody men.

    20 For they speak against thee wickedly, [and] thine enemies take [thy name] in vain.

    21 Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee?

    22 I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies.

    David hated them who hated the Lord. Has anything changed?


 

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