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Ecclesiastes 3:5-9 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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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.
9 What do people really get for all their hard work? 9 What does the worker gain from his toil?