Ecclesiastes 3:8
Good News Translation
He sets the time for love and the time for hate, the time for war and the time for peace.

New Revised Standard Version
a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.

Contemporary English Version
There is also a time for love and hate, for war and peace.

New American Bible
A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A time of love, and a time of hatred. A time of war, and a time of peace.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

A time of love, and a time of hatred. A time of war, and a time of peace.

time to love

Ezekiel 16:8 And I passed by thee, and saw thee: and behold thy time was the time of lovers: and I spread my garment over thee, and covered thy ignominy. and I swore to thee, and I entered into a covenant with thee, saith the Lord God: and thou becamest mine.

Psalm 139:21 Have I not hated them, O Lord, that hated thee: and pined away because of thy enemies?

Ephesians 3:19 To know also the charity of Christ, which surpasseth all knowledge: that you may be filled unto all the fulness of God.

Ephesians 5:25,28,29 Husbands, love your wives, as Christ also loved the church and delivered himself up for it: . . .

Titus 2:4 That they may teach the young women to be wise, to love their husbands, to love their children.

a time to hate

2 Chronicles 19:2 And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer met him, and said to him: Thou helpest the ungodly, and thou art joined in friendship with them that hate the Lord, and therefore thou didst deserve indeed the wrath of the Lord:

Luke 14:26 If any man come to me, and hate not his father and mother and wife and children and brethren and sisters, yea and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.

Revelation 2:2 I know thy works and thy labour and thy patience and how thou canst not bear them that are evil. And thou hast tried them who say they are apostles and are not: and hast found them liars:

a time of war

Genesis 14:14-17 Which when Abram had heard, to wit, that his brother Lot was taken, he numbered of the servants born in his house, three hundred and eighteen, well appointed: and pursued them to Dan. . . .

Joshua 8:1 And the Lord said to Joshua: Fear not, nor be thou dismayed: take with thee all the multitude of fighting men, arise, and go up to the town of Hai: Behold I have delivered into thy hand the king thereof, and the people, and the city, and the land.

Joshua 11:23 So Joshua took all the land, as the Lord spoke to Moses, and delivered it in possession to the children of Israel, according to their divisions and tribes. And the land rested from wars.

2 Samuel 10:6 And the children of Ammon seeing that they had done an injury to David, sent and hired the Syrians of Rohob, and the Syrians of Soba, twenty thousand footmen, and of the king of Maacha a thousand men, and of Istob twelve thousand men.

1 Kings 5:4 But now the Lord my God hath given me rest round about; and there is no adversary nor evil occurrence.

2 Chronicles 20:1,30 After this the children of Moab, and the children of Ammon, and with them of the Ammonites, were gathered together to fight against Josaphat. . . .

To Everything There is a Season
7A time to rend, and a time to sew. A time to keep silence, and a time to speak. 8A time of love, and a time of hatred. A time of war, and a time of peace.
Cross References
Psalm 101:3
I will not set before my eyes any unjust thing: I hated the workers of iniquities.

Proverbs 13:5
The just shall hate a lying word: but the wicked confoundeth, and shall be confounded.

Ecclesiastes 3:7
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