New International Version
a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build,
King James Bible
A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
Darby Bible Translation
A time to kill, and a time to heal; A time to break down, and a time to build up;
World English Bible
a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
Young's Literal Translation
A time to slay, And a time to heal, A time to break down, And a time to build up.
Ecclesiastes 3:3 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A time to kill, - heal, - break down, - build up -
"The healing art, when out of season used,
Pernicious proves, and serves to hasten death.
But timely medicines drooping nature raise,
And health restore - Now, Justice wields her sword
With wholesome rigour, nor the offender spares:
But Mercy now is more expedient found.
On crazy fabrics ill-timed cost bestow'd
No purpose answers, when discretion bids
To pull them down, and wait a season fit
To build anew."
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LibraryEternity in the Heart
'He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also He hath set the world in their heart.'--ECCLES. iii. 11. There is considerable difficulty in understanding what precise meaning is to be attached to these words, and what precise bearing they have on the general course of the writer's thoughts; but one or two things are, at any rate, quite clear. The Preacher has been enumerating all the various vicissitudes of prosperity and adversity, of construction and destruction, of society and solitude, …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
But Thou who Both Hast Sons, and Livest in that End of the World...
The Holy War,
A Sermon on Isaiah xxvi. By John Knox.
"Whoever sheds human blood, by humans shall their blood be shed; for in the image of God has God made mankind.
1 Samuel 2:6
"The LORD brings death and makes alive; he brings down to the grave and raises up.
"Come, let us return to the LORD. He has torn us to pieces but he will heal us; he has injured us but he will bind up our wounds.
After two days he will revive us; on the third day he will restore us, that we may live in his presence.
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