New American Standard Bible
A time to throw stones and a time to gather stones; A time to embrace and a time to shun embracing.
King James Bible
A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
Darby Bible Translation
A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; A time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
World English Bible
a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
Young's Literal Translation
A time to cast away stones, And a time to heap up stones. A time to embrace, And a time to be far from embracing.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
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
A time to weep and a time to laugh; A time to mourn and a time to dance.
A time to search and a time to give up as lost; A time to keep and a time to throw away.
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