New Living Translation
A time to search and a time to quit searching. A time to keep and a time to throw away.
King James Bible
A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
Darby Bible Translation
A time to seek, and a time to lose; A time to keep, and a time to cast away;
World English Bible
a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
Young's Literal Translation
A time to seek, And a time to destroy. A time to keep, And a time to cast away.
Ecclesiastes 3:6 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:6 To life - When men lose their estates, either by God's providence, or by their own choice. To cast away - When a man casts away his goods voluntarily, as in a storm, to save his life, or out of love and obedience to God.
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The Lapse of Time.
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A time to scatter stones and a time to gather stones. A time to embrace and a time to turn away.
A time to tear and a time to mend. A time to be quiet and a time to speak.
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