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Ecclesiastes 3 :: American Standard Version (ASV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 3:1 - For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven:

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 3:2 - a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 3:3 - a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 3:4 - a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 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;

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 3:6 - a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 3:7 - a time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 3:8 - a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 3:9 - What profit hath he that worketh in that wherein he laboreth?

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 3:10 - I have seen the travail which God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised therewith.

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 3:11 - He hath made everything beautiful in its time: also he hath set eternity in their heart, yet so that man cannot find out the work that God hath done from the beginning even to the end.

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 3:12 - I know that there is nothing better for them, than to rejoice, and to do good so long as they live.

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 3:13 - And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy good in all his labor, is the gift of God.

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 3:14 - I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor anything taken from it; and God hath done it, that men should fear before him.

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 3:15 - That which is hath been long ago; and that which is to be hath long ago been: and God seeketh again that which is passed away.

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 3:16 - And moreover I saw under the sun, in the place of justice, that wickedness was there; and in the place of righteousness, that wickedness was there.

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 3:17 - I said in my heart, God will judge the righteous and the wicked; for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 3:18 - I said in my heart, It is because of the sons of men, that God may prove them, and that they may see that they themselves are but as beasts.

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 3:19 - For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; and man hath no preeminence above the beasts: for all is vanity.

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 3:20 - All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 3:21 - Who knoweth the spirit of man, whether it goeth upward, and the spirit of the beast, whether it goeth downward to the earth?

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 3:22 - Wherefore I saw that there is nothing better, than that a man should rejoice in his works; for that is his portion: for who shall bring him back to see what shall be after him?
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Thomas Nelson & Sons first published the American Standard Version in 1901. This translation of the Bible is in the public domain.

 
 
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