Ecclesiastes 3:1
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English Standard Version
For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:

King James Bible
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

American Standard Version
For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven:

Douay-Rheims Bible
All things have their season, and in their times all things pass under heaven.

English Revised Version
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

Webster's Bible Translation
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

"For there is a man who labours with wisdom, and knowledge, and ability; and to a man who has not laboured for it, must he leave it as his portion: also that is vain, and a great evil." Ewald renders: whose labour aims after wisdom. But בּח וטו do not denote obj. (for the obj. of עמל is certainly the portion which is to be inherited), but are particular designations of the way and manner of the labour. Instead of שׁעמל, there is used the more emphatic form of the noun: שׁעמלו, who had his labour, and performed it; 1 Samuel 7:17, cf. Jeremiah 9:5, Jeremiah 9:6, "Thine habitation is in the midst of deceit," and Hitz. under Job 9:27. Kishron is not ἀνδρεία (lxx), manliness, moral energy (Elster), but aptness, ability, and (as a consequence connecting itself therewith) success, good fortune, thus skilfulness conducting to the end. בּו refers to the object, and יתּננּוּ to the result of the work; חלקו is the second obj.-accus., or, as we rather say, pred.-accus.: as his portion, viz., inheritance.

That what one has gained by skill and good fortune thus falls to the lot of another who perhaps recklessly squanders it, is an evil all the greater in proportion to the labour and care bestowed on its acquisition.

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Ecclesiastes 3:17 I said in my heart, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked: for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.

Ecclesiastes 7:14 In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider: God also has set the one over against the other...

Ecclesiastes 8:5,6 Whoever keeps the commandment shall feel no evil thing: and a wise man's heart discerns both time and judgment...

2 Kings 5:26 And he said to him, Went not my heart with you, when the man turned again from his chariot to meet you? Is it a time to receive money...

2 Chronicles 33:12 And when he was in affliction, he sought the LORD his God, and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers,

Proverbs 15:23 A man has joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!

Matthew 16:3 And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowering. O you hypocrites...

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Ecclesiastes 1:13 And I gave my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all things that are done under heaven...

Ecclesiastes 2:3,17 I sought in my heart to give myself to wine, yet acquainting my heart with wisdom; and to lay hold on folly...

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Ecclesiastes 3:17
I said in my heart, God will judge the righteous and the wicked, for there is a time for every matter and for every work.

Ecclesiastes 8:6
For there is a time and a way for everything, although man's trouble lies heavy on him.

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