Ecclesiastes 3:7
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New International Version
a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak,

New Living Translation
A time to tear and a time to mend. A time to be quiet and a time to speak.

English Standard Version
a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

New American Standard Bible
A time to tear apart and a time to sew together; A time to be silent and a time to speak.

King James Bible
A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
a time to tear and a time to sew; a time to be silent and a time to speak;

International Standard Version
a time to tear, and a time to mend; a time to be silent, and a time to speak;

NET Bible
A time to rip, and a time to sew; a time to keep silent, and a time to speak.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
a time to tear apart and a time to sew together, a time to keep quiet and a time to speak out,

JPS Tanakh 1917
A time to rend, and a time to sew; A time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

New American Standard 1977
A time to tear apart, and a time to sew together;
            A time to be silent, and a time to speak.

Jubilee Bible 2000
a time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

King James 2000 Bible
A time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

American King James Version
A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

American Standard Version
a time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

Douay-Rheims Bible
A time to rend, and a time to sew. A time to keep silence, and a time to speak.

Darby Bible Translation
A time to rend, and a time to sew; A time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

English Revised Version
a time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

Webster's Bible Translation
A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

World English Bible
a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

Young's Literal Translation
A time to rend, And a time to sew. A time to be silent, And a time to speak.
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
6A time to search and a time to give up as lost; A time to keep and a time to throw away. 7A time to tear apart and a time to sew together; A time to be silent and a time to speak. 8A time to love and a time to hate; A time for war and a time for peace.…
Cross References
Ecclesiastes 3:6
A time to search and a time to give up as lost; A time to keep and a time to throw away.

Amos 5:13
Therefore at such a time the prudent person keeps silent, for it is an evil time.
Treasury of Scripture

A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

time to rend

Genesis 37:29,34 And Reuben returned to the pit; and, behold, Joseph was not in the …

2 Samuel 1:11 Then David took hold on his clothes, and rent them; and likewise …

2 Samuel 3:31 And David said to Joab, and to all the people that were with him, …

1 Kings 21:27 And it came to pass, when Ahab heard those words, that he rent his …

2 Kings 5:7 And it came to pass, when the king of Israel had read the letter, …

2 Kings 6:30 And it came to pass, when the king heard the words of the woman, …

Jeremiah 36:24 Yet they were not afraid, nor rent their garments, neither the king, …

Joel 2:13 And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn to the LORD …

Acts 9:39 Then Peter arose and went with them. When he was come, they brought …

time to keep

Job 2:13 So they sat down with him on the ground seven days and seven nights, …

Psalm 39:2 I was dumb with silence, I held my peace, even from good; and my …

Isaiah 36:21 But they held their peace, and answered him not a word: for the king's …

Jeremiah 8:14 Why do we sit still? assemble yourselves, and let us enter into the …

Lamentations 3:28 He sits alone and keeps silence, because he has borne it on him.

Amos 5:13 Therefore the prudent shall keep silence in that time; for it is an evil time.

Amos 8:3 And the songs of the temple shall be howlings in that day, said the …

Micah 7:5 Trust you not in a friend, put you not confidence in a guide: keep …

and a time to speak

Genesis 44:18,34 Then Judah came near to him, and said, Oh my lord, let your servant, …

1 Samuel 19:4,5 And Jonathan spoke good of David to Saul his father, and said to …

1 Samuel 25:24 And fell at his feet, and said, On me, my lord, on me let this iniquity …

Esther 4:13,14 Then Mordecai commanded to answer Esther, Think not with yourself …

Esther 7:4 For we are sold, I and my people, to be destroyed, to be slain, and …

Job 32:4 Now Elihu had waited till Job had spoken, because they were elder than he.

Proverbs 24:11,12 If you forbear to deliver them that are drawn to death, and those …

Proverbs 31:8,9 Open your mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are appointed …

Luke 19:37-40 And when he was come near, even now at the descent of the mount of Olives…

Acts 4:20 For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.

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