Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 There is a time for everything, a season for every activity 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 harvest. 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 tear down and a time to rebuild. 3 a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build,
4 A time to cry and a time to laugh. A time to grieve 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 scatter stones and a time to gather stones. A time to embrace and a time to turn away. 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 search and a time to lose. A time to keep and a time to throw away. 6 a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away,
7 A time to tear and a time to mend. A time to be quiet and a time to speak up. 7 a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak,
8 A time to love and a time to hate. A time for war and a time for peace. 8 a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.