Ecclesiastes 3:4
Parallel Verses
New International Version
a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance,

New Living Translation
A time to cry and a time to laugh. A time to grieve and a time to dance.

English Standard Version
a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

New American Standard Bible
A time to weep and a time to laugh; A time to mourn and a time to dance.

King James Bible
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
a time to weep and a time to laugh; a time to mourn and a time to dance;

International Standard Version
a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

NET Bible
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
a time to cry and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance,

JPS Tanakh 1917
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; A time to mourn, and a time to dance;

New American Standard 1977
A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
            A time to mourn, and a time to dance.

Jubilee Bible 2000
a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

King James 2000 Bible
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

American King James Version
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

American Standard Version
a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

Douay-Rheims Bible
A time to weep, and a time to laugh. A time to mourn, and a time to dance.

Darby Bible Translation
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; A time to mourn, and a time to dance;

English Revised Version
a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

Webster's Bible Translation
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

World English Bible
a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

Young's Literal Translation
A time to weep, And a time to laugh. A time to mourn, And a time to skip.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
3:1-10 To expect unchanging happiness in a changing world, must end in disappointment. To bring ourselves to our state in life, is our duty and wisdom in this world. God's whole plan for the government of the world will be found altogether wise, just, and good. Then let us seize the favourable opportunity for every good purpose and work. The time to die is fast approaching. Thus labour and sorrow fill the world. This is given us, that we may always have something to do; none were sent into the world to be idle.
Study Bible
To Everything There is a Season
3A time to kill and a time to heal; A time to tear down and a time to build up. 4A time to weep and a time to laugh; A time to mourn and a time to dance. 5A time to throw stones and a time to gather stones; A time to embrace and a time to shun embracing.…
Cross References
Romans 12:15
Rejoice with those who rejoice; weep with those who weep.

Exodus 15:20
Miriam the prophetess, Aaron's sister, took the timbrel in her hand, and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dancing.

Psalm 30:11
You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; You have loosed my sackcloth and girded me with gladness,

Psalm 126:2
Then our mouth was filled with laughter And our tongue with joyful shouting; Then they said among the nations, "The LORD has done great things for them."

Ecclesiastes 3:5
A time to throw stones and a time to gather stones; A time to embrace and a time to shun embracing.
Treasury of Scripture

A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

time to weep

Nehemiah 8:9-12 And Nehemiah, which is the Tirshatha, and Ezra the priest the scribe, …

Nehemiah 9:1 Now in the twenty and fourth day of this month the children of Israel …

Psalm 30:5 For his anger endures but a moment; in his favor is life: weeping …

Psalm 126:1,2,5,6 When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them …

Isaiah 22:12,13 And in that day did the Lord GOD of hosts call to weeping, and to …

Matthew 9:15 And Jesus said to them, Can the children of the bridal chamber mourn, …

Matthew 11:17 And saying, We have piped to you, and you have not danced; we have …

John 16:20-22 Truly, truly, I say to you, That you shall weep and lament, but the …

Romans 12:15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.

2 Corinthians 7:10 For godly sorrow works repentance to salvation not to be repented …

James 4:9 Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to …

a time to laugh

Genesis 21:6 And Sarah said, God has made me to laugh, so that all that hear will …

Luke 1:13,14,58 But the angel said to him, Fear not, Zacharias: for your prayer is …

Luke 6:21-25 Blessed are you that hunger now: for you shall be filled. Blessed …

to dance

Exodus 15:20 And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a tambourine in her hand…

2 Samuel 6:16 And as the ark of the LORD came into the city of David, Michal Saul's …

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