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I said to myself, "God will bring into judgment both the righteous and the wicked, for there will be a time for every activity, a time to judge every deed."
King James Bible
I said in mine heart, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked: for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.
Darby Bible Translation
I said in my heart, God will judge the righteous and the wicked; for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.
World English Bible
I said in my heart, "God will judge the righteous and the wicked; for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work."
Young's Literal Translation
I said in my heart, 'The righteous and the wicked doth God judge, for a time is to every matter and for every work there.'
Ecclesiastes 3:17 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For there is a time there for every purpose - Man has his time here below, and God shall have his time above. At his throne the judged shall be rejudged, and iniquity for ever close her mouth.
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'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, …
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For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father's glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what they have done.
God "will repay each person according to what they have done."
2 Thessalonians 1:6
God is just: He will pay back trouble to those who trouble you
Far be it from you to do such a thing--to kill the righteous with the wicked, treating the righteous and the wicked alike. Far be it from you! Will not the Judge of all the earth do right?"
Let all creation rejoice before the LORD, for he comes, he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world in righteousness and the peoples in his faithfulness.
let them sing before the LORD, for he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world in righteousness and the peoples with equity.
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:
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