Ecclesiastes 3
Swete's Septuagint ABP ▾  HEB ▾ 

To Everything There is a Season

1Τοῖς πᾶσιν ὁ χρόνος, καὶ καιρὸς παντὶ πράγματι τῷ ὑπὸ τὸν οὐρανόν.

2καιρὸς τοῦ τεκεῖν καὶ καιρὸς τοῦ ἀποθανεῖν, καιρὸς τοῦ φυτεῦσαι καὶ καιρὸς τοῦ ἐκτῖλαι πεφυτευμένον,

3καιρὸς τοῦ ἀποκτεῖναι καὶ καιρὸς τοῦ ἰάσασθαι, καιρὸς τοῦ καθελεῖν καὶ καιρὸς τοῦ οἰκοδομεῖν,

4καιρὸς τοῦ κλαῦσαι καὶ καιρὸς τοῦ γελάσαι, καιρὸς τοῦ κόψασθαι καὶ καιρὸς τοῦ ὀρχήσασθαι,

5καιρὸς τοῦ βαλεῖν λίθους καὶ καιρὸς τοῦ συναγαγεῖν λίθους, καιρὸς τοῦ περιλαβεῖν καὶ καιρὸς τοῦ μακρυνθῆναι ἀπὸ περιλήμψεως,

6καιρὸς τοῦ ζητῆσαι καὶ καιρὸς τοῦ ἀπολέσαι, καιρὸς τοῦ φυλάξαι καὶ καιρὸς τοῦ ἐκβαλεῖν,

7καιρὸς τοῦ ῥῆξαι καὶ καιρὸς τοῦ ῥάψαι, καιρὸς τοῦ σιγᾷν καὶ καιρὸς τοῦ λαλεῖν,

8καιρὸς τοῦ φιλῆσαι καὶ καιρὸς τοῦ μισῆσαι, καιρὸς πολέμου καὶ καιρὸς εἰρήνης.

The Excellence in God's Works

9τίς περισσεία τοῦ ποιοῦντος ἐν οἷς αὐτὸς μοχθεῖ; 10εἶδον σὺν πάντα τὸν περισπασμὸν ὃν ἔδωκεν ὁ θεὸς τοῖς υἱοῖς τῶν ἀνθρώπων τοῦ περισπᾶσθαι ἐν αὐτῷ.

11τὰ σύμπαντα ἃ ἐποίησεν καλὰ ἐν καιρῷ αὐτοῦ· καί γε σύμπαντα τὸν αἰῶνα ἔδωκεν ἐν καρδίᾳ αὐτῶν, ὅπως μὴ εὕρῃ ὁ ἄνθρωπος τὸ ποίημα ὃ ἐποίησεν ὁ θεὸς ἀπ᾽ ἀρχῆς καὶ μέχρι τέλους.

12ἔγνων ὅτι οὐκ ἔστιν ἀγαθὸν ἐν αὐτοῖς, εἰ μὴ τοῦ εὐφρανθῆναι καὶ τοῦ ποιεῖν ἀγαθὸν ἐν ζωῇ αὐτοῦ· 13καί γε πᾶς ὁ ἄνθρωπος ὃς φάγεται καὶ πίεται καὶ ἴδῃ ἀγαθὸν ἐν παντὶ μόχθῳ αὐτοῦ, δόμα θεοῦ ἐστιν. 14ἔγνων ὅτι πάντα ὅσα ἐποίησεν ὁ θεὸς αὐτὰ ἔσται εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα· ἐπ᾽ αὐτῷ οὐκ ἔστιν προσθεῖναι, καὶ ἀπ᾽ αὐτοῦ οὐκ ἔστιν ἀφελεῖν καὶ ὁ θεὸς ἐποίησεν ἵνα φοβηθῶσιν ἀπὸ προσώπου αὐτοῦ. 15τὸ γενόμενον ἤδη ἐστίν, καὶ ὅσα τοῦ γίνεσθαι ἤδη γέγονεν, καὶ ὁ θεὸς ζητήσει τὸν διωκόμενον.

From Dust to Dust

16Καὶ ἔτι εἶδον ὑπὸ τὸν ἥλιον τόπον τῆς κρίσεως, ἐκεῖ ὁ ἀσεβής· καὶ τόπον τοῦ δικαίου, ἐκεῖ ὁ εὐσεβής. 17καὶ εἶπα ἐγὼ ἐν καρδίᾳ μου Σὺν τὸν δίκαιον καὶ σὺν τὸν ἀσεβῆ κρινεῖ ὁ θεός· ὅτι καιρὸς τῷ παντὶ πράγματι καὶ ἐπὶ παντὶ τῷ ποιήματι. 18καὶ εἶπα ἐγὼ ἐν καρδίᾳ μου περὶ λαλιᾶς υἱῶν τοῦ ἀνθρώπου, ὅτι διακρινεῖ αὐτοὺς ὁ θεός, καὶ τοῦ δεῖξαι ὅτι αὐτοὶ κτήνη εἰσίν. 19καί γε αὐτοῖς οὐ συνάντημα υἱῶν τοῦ ἀνθρώπου καὶ συνάντημα τοῦ κτήνους; συνάντημα ἓν αὐτοῖς· ὡς ὁ θάνατος τούτου, οὕτως ὁ θάνατος τούτου, καὶ πνεῦμα ἓν τοῖς πᾶσιν. καὶ τί ἐπερίσσευσεν ὁ ἄνθρωπος παρὰ τὸ κτῆνος; οὐδέν, ὅτι πάντα ματαιότης. 20τὰ πάντα εἰς τόπον ἕνα, τὰ πάντα ἐγένετο ἀπὸ τοῦ χόος, καὶ τὰ πάντα ἐπιστρέψει εἰς τὸν χοῦν. 21καὶ τίς οἶδεν πνεῦμα υἱῶν τοῦ ἀνθρώπου, εἰ ἀναβαίνει αὐτὸ εἰς ἄνω; καὶ πνεῦμα τοῦ κτήνους, εἰ καταβαίνει αὐτὸ κάτω εἰς γῆν; 22καὶ εἶδον ὅτι οὐκ ἔστιν ἀγαθόν, εἰ μὴ ὃ εὐφρανθήσεται ὁ ἄνθρωπος ἐν ποιήμασιν αὐτοῦ, ὅτι αὐτὸ μερὶς αὐτοῦ· ὅτι τίς ἄξει αὐτὸν τοῦ ἰδεῖν ἐν ᾧ ἐὰν γένηται μετ᾽ αὐτόν;

LXX-Swete-1930 courtesy of Eliran Wong. [BibleBento.com].

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THE OLD TESTAMENT IN GREEK ACCORDING TO THE SEPTUAGINT edited by HENRY BARCLAY SWETE D.D.
VOL. I - GENESIS–IV KINGS - Fourth Edition, 1909 - Reprinted 1925 VOL. II - I CRONICLES–TOBIT - Third Edition, 1907 VOL. III - HOSEA–IV MACCABEES - Fourth Edition, 1912 - Reprinted 1930
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