New Living Translation
A time to cry and a time to laugh. A time to grieve 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.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:4 To weep - When men have just occasion for weeping.
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"For they that are after the Flesh do Mind,"
Be happy with those who are happy, and weep with those who weep.
Then Miriam the prophet, Aaron's sister, took a tambourine and led all the women as they played their tambourines and danced.
You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing. You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy,
We were filled with laughter, and we sang for joy. And the other nations said, "What amazing things the LORD has done for them."
A time to scatter stones and a time to gather stones. A time to embrace and a time to turn away.
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