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;
Darby 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.
Ecclesiastes 3:4 Parallel
LibraryFor what Christian Men of Our Time Being Free from the Marriage Bond...
15. For what Christian men of our time being free from the marriage bond, having power to contain from all sexual intercourse, seeing it to be now "a time," as it is written, "not of embracing, but of abstaining from embrace,"  would not choose rather to keep virginal or widowed continence, than (now that there is no obligation from duty to human society) to endure tribulation of the flesh, without which marriages cannot be (to pass over in silence other things from which the Apostle spares.) …
St. Augustine—On the Good of Marriage
The Conclusion of the Matter
Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.
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.
You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; You have loosed my sackcloth and girded me with gladness,
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."
A time to throw stones and a time to gather stones; A time to embrace and a time to shun embracing.
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