Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

A Time for Everything

1 For everything there is a season, and 1a time for every matter under heaven:
2 a time to be born, and a time to 2die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
3 a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
4 a time to 3weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to 4dance;
5 a time to 5cast away stones, and a time to 6gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to 7refrain from embracing;
6 a time to seek, and a time to 8lose; a time to keep, and a time to 9cast away;
7 a time to 10tear, and a time to sew; a time to 11keep silence, and a time to speak;
8 a time to love, and a time to 12hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.