Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

For everything there is a season, and a time for very purpose under heaven:

New American Standard Bible

There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven—

King James Version

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

Holman Bible

There is an occasion for everything,
and a time for every activity under heaven:

International Standard Version

There is a season for everything, and a time for every event under heaven:

American Standard Version

For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven:

Amplified

There is a season (a time appointed) for everything and a time for every delight and event or purpose under heaven—

Bible in Basic English

For everything there is a fixed time, and a time for every business under the sun.

Darby Translation

To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heavens:

Julia Smith Translation

To all a season, and a time to every inclination under the heavens:

King James 2000

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

Lexham Expanded Bible

For everything there [is] an appointed time, a time for every matter under heaven:

Modern King James verseion

To every thing there is a season, and a time for every purpose under the heavens:

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Every thing hath a time; yea, all that is under the heaven, hath his convenient season.

NET Bible

For everything there is an appointed time, and an appropriate time for every activity on earth:

New Heart English Bible

For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven:

The Emphasized Bible

For, every thing, there is a season, - and a time for every pursuit, under the heavens: -

Webster

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

World English Bible

For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven:

Youngs Literal Translation

To everything -- a season, and a time to every delight under the heavens:

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
זמן 
Z@man 
Usage: 3

and a time
עת 
`eth 
Usage: 296

Devotionals

Devotionals about Ecclesiastes 3:1

References

Images Ecclesiastes 3:1

Context Readings

God Has Ordained The Ebb And Flow Of Human Activities

1 For everything there is a season, and a time for very purpose under heaven: 2 a time to be born, and a time to die, a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted,


Cross References

Ecclesiastes 3:17

I said in my heart, God will judge the righteous man and the wicked man, for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.

Matthew 16:3

And at morning, Bad weather today, for the sky is red, being gloomy. Hypocrites! Ye indeed know how to discern the face of the sky, but the signs of the times ye are not able.

2 Kings 5:26

And he said to him, Did not my heart go [with thee] when the man turned from his chariot to meet thee? Is it a time to receive money, and to receive garments, and oliveyards and vineyards, and sheep and oxen, and men-servants and m

2 Chronicles 33:12

And when he was in distress, he besought LORD his God, and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers.

Proverbs 15:23

A man has joy in the answer of his mouth, and a word in due season, how good it is!

Ecclesiastes 1:13

And I applied my heart to seek and to search out by wisdom concerning all that is done under heaven. It is a great tribulation that God has given to the sons of men to be exercised therewith.

Ecclesiastes 2:3

I searched in my heart how to cheer my flesh with wine (my heart yet guiding [me] with wisdom), and how to lay hold on folly, till I might see what it was good for the sons of men that they should do under heaven all the days of th

Ecclesiastes 2:17

So I hated life, because the work that is wrought under the sun was grievous to me. For all is vanity and a striving after wind.

Ecclesiastes 7:14

In the day of prosperity be joyful, and in the day of adversity consider. Yea, God has made the one side by side with the other, to the end that man should not find out anything after him.

Ecclesiastes 8:5-6

He who keeps a commandment shall know no evil thing. And a wise man's heart discerns the time and decision.

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