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

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

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

  • 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
    Every good gifts comes from above.
    There is always a season for everything and a time to every purpose under the heaven. But God provide Jesus to us to have life in abundance. Jesus the only Jehovah the Provider, the Savior, my Peace, my Healer ,my Deliverer, my Salvation my everything. Thank you Lord for the BLOOD YOU SHED FOR US. BECAUSE YOU LIVE WE SHALL LIVE ALSO TEACH US LORD TO BE BORN AG