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Ecclesiastes 3 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 3:1 - To everything -- a season, and a time to every delight under the heavens:
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 3:2 - A time to bring forth, And a time to die. A time to plant, And a time to eradicate the planted.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 3:3 - A time to slay, 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 skip.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 3:5 - A time to cast away stones, And a time to heap up stones. A time to embrace, And a time to be far from embracing.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 3:6 - A time to seek, And a time to destroy. 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 be silent, And a time to speak.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 3:8 - A time to love, And a time to hate. A time of war, And a time of peace.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 3:9 - What advantage hath the doer in that which he is labouring at?
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 3:10 - I have seen the travail that God hath given to the sons of man to be humbled by it.

God Set Eternity in the Heart of Man

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 3:11 - The whole He hath made beautiful in its season; also, that knowledge He hath put in their heart without which man findeth not out the work that God hath done from the beginning even unto the end.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 3:12 - I have known that there is no good for them except to rejoice and to do good during their life,
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 3:13 - yea, even every man who eateth and hath drunk and seen good by all his labour, it is a gift of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 3:14 - I have known that all that God doth is to the age, to it nothing is to be added, and from it nothing is to be withdrawn; and God hath wrought that they do fear before Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 3:15 - What is that which hath been? already it is, and that which is to be hath already been, and God requireth that which is pursued.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 3:16 - And again, I have seen under the sun the place of judgment -- there is the wicked; and the place of righteousness -- there is the wicked.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 3:17 - I said in my heart, 'The righteous and the wicked doth God judge, for a time is to every matter and for every work there.'
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 3:18 - I said in my heart concerning the matter of the sons of man that God might cleanse them, so as to see that they themselves are beasts.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 3:19 - For an event is to the sons of man, and an event is to the beasts, even one event is to them; as the death of this, so is the death of that; and one spirit is to all, and the advantage of man above the beast is nothing, for the whole is vanity.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 3:20 - The whole are going unto one place, the whole have been from the dust, and the whole are turning back unto the dust.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 3:21 - Who knoweth the spirit of the sons of man that is going up on high, and the spirit of the beast that is going down below to the earth?
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 3:22 - And I have seen that there is nothing better than that man rejoice in his works, for it is his portion; for who doth bring him in to look on that which is after him?

The Young's Literal Translation was translated by Robert Young, who believed in a strictly literal translation of God's word. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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