Ecclesiastes 3:1-9 NIV

A Time for Everything

1 There is a time1 for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven:

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      2 a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot,2

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      3 a time to kill3 and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build,

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      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 them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain,
      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 silent4 and a time to speak,

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      8 a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.
      9 What does the worker gain from his toil?5

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