Ecclesiastes 3:1-6 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: 1 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven:
2 a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; 2 a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot,
3 a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; 3 a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build,
4 a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; 4 a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance,
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; 5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain,
6 a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; 6 a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away,