New Living Translation
For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven.
King James Bible
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
Darby Bible Translation
To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heavens:
World English Bible
For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven:
Young's Literal Translation
To everything -- a season, and a time to every delight under the heavens:
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:1 A season - A certain time appointed by God for its being and continuance, which no human wit or providence can alter. And by virtue of this appointment of God, all vicissitudes which happen in the world, whether comforts or calamities, come to pass. Which is here added to prove the principal proposition, That all things below are vain, and happiness is not to be found in them, because of their great uncertainty, and mutability, and transitoriness, and because they are so much out of the reach and power of men, and wholly in the disposal of God. Purpose - Not only natural, but even the voluntary actions of men, are ordered and disposed by God. But it must be considered, that he does not here speak of a time allowed by God, wherein all the following things may lawfully be done, but only of a time fixed by God, in which they are actually done.
Of Self-Annihilation Supplication and sacrifice are comprehended in prayer, which, according to S. John, is "an incense, the smoke whereof ascendeth unto God;" therefore it is said in the Apocalypse that "unto the Angel was given much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all Saints'' (Chap. viii. 3). Prayer is the effusion of the heart in the Presence of God: "I have poured out my soul before God" saith the mother of Samuel. (1 Sam. i. 15) The prayer of the wise men at the feet of …
Madame Guyon—A Short and Easy Method of Prayer
The Lapse of Time.
"For they that are after the Flesh do Mind,"
I said to myself, "In due season God will judge everyone, both good and bad, for all their deeds."
for there is a time and a way for everything, even when a person is in trouble.
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