Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

a time to be born, and a time to die, a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted,

New American Standard Bible

A time to give birth and a time to die;
A time to plant and a time to uproot what is planted.

King James Version

A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;

Holman Bible

a time to give birth and a time to die;
a time to plant and a time to uproot;

International Standard Version

a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to uproot what was planted;

American Standard Version

a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;

Amplified


A time to be born and a time to die;
A time to plant and a time to uproot what is planted.

Bible in Basic English

A time for birth and a time for death; a time for planting and a time for uprooting;

Darby Translation

A time to be born, and a time to die; A time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;

Julia Smith Translation

A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up the planting

King James 2000

A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;

Lexham Expanded Bible

a time to bear and a time to die; a time to plant and a time to root up [what is] planted;

Modern King James verseion

a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pull up what is planted;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

There is a time to be born, and a time to die. There is a time to plant, and a time to pluck up the thing, that is planted;

NET Bible

A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to uproot what was planted;

New Heart English Bible

a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;

The Emphasized Bible

A time to be born, and a time to die, - A time to plant, and a time to uproot what is planted;

Webster

A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;

World English Bible

a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;

Youngs Literal Translation

A time to bring forth, And a time to die. A time to plant, And a time to eradicate the planted.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
A time
עת 
`eth 
Usage: 296

to be born
ילד 
Yalad 
Usage: 497

and a time
עת 
`eth 
עת 
`eth 
Usage: 296
Usage: 296

to die
מוּת 
Muwth 
Usage: 839

a time
עת 
`eth 
Usage: 296

to plant
נטע 
Nata` 
Usage: 58

to pluck up
עקר 
`aqar 
Usage: 7

References

Fausets

Hastings

Images Ecclesiastes 3:2

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, 3 a time to kill, and a time to heal, a time to break down, and a time to build up,


Cross References

Hebrews 9:27

And inasmuch as it is reserved to men once to die, and after this, judgment,

Job 14:5

Seeing his days are determined, the number of his months is with thee, and thou have appointed his bounds that he cannot pass,

Genesis 17:21

But I will establish my covenant with Isaac, whom Sarah shall bear to thee at this set time in the next year.

Genesis 21:1-2

And LORD visited Sarah as he had said, and LORD did to Sarah as he had spoken.

Genesis 47:29

And the time drew near that Israel must die. And he called his son Joseph, and said to him, If now I have found favor in thy sight, put thy hand, I pray thee, under my thigh, and deal kindly and truly with me. Bury me not, I pray t

Numbers 20:24-28

Aaron shall be gathered to his people, for he shall not enter into the land which I have given to the sons of Israel, because ye rebelled against my word at the waters of Meribah.

Numbers 27:12-14

And LORD said to Moses, Get thee up onto this mountain of Abarim, and behold the land which I have given to the sons of Israel.

Deuteronomy 3:23-26

And I besought LORD at that time, saying,

Deuteronomy 34:5

So Moses the servant of LORD died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of LORD.

1 Samuel 2:5

Those who were full have hired out themselves for bread, and those who were hungry have ceased [to hunger]. Yea, the barren has borne seven, and she who has many sons languishes.

1 Kings 13:2

And he cried against the altar by the word of LORD, and said, O altar, altar, thus says LORD: Behold, a son shall be born to the house of David, Josiah by name. And upon thee shall he sacrifice the priests of the high places that b

2 Kings 4:16

And he said, At this season, when the time comes round, thou shall embrace a son. And she said, No, my lord, thou man of God, do not lie to thy handmaid.

Job 7:1

Is there not a warfare to man upon earth? And are not his days like the days of a hireling?

Job 14:14

If a man dies, shall he live [again]? All the days of my warfare I would wait till my release should come.

Psalm 52:5

God will likewise destroy thee forever. He will take thee up, and pluck thee out of thy tent, and root thee out of the land of the living. Selah.

Psalm 113:9

He makes the barren woman to keep house, a joyful mother of sons. Praise ye LORD.

Isaiah 5:2-5

And he dug it, and gathered out the stones of it, and planted it with the choicest vine, and built a tower in the midst of it, and also hewed out a winepress in it. And he looked that it should bring forth grapes, and it brought fo

Isaiah 38:1

In those days Hezekiah was sick to death. And Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz came to him, and said to him, Thus says LORD, Set thy house in order, for thou shall die, and not live.

Isaiah 38:5

Go, and say to Hezekiah, Thus says LORD, the God of David thy father. I have heard thy prayer. I have seen thy tears. Behold, I will add to thy days fifteen years.

Isaiah 54:1

Sing, O barren, thou who did not bear. Break forth into singing, and cry aloud, thou who did not travail with child. For more are the sons of the desolate than the sons of the married woman, says LORD.

Jeremiah 1:10

See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to pluck up and to break down and to destroy and to overthrow, to build and to plant.

Jeremiah 18:7-10

At that instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to pluck up and to break down and to destroy it,

Jeremiah 45:4

Thus thou shall say to him, Thus says LORD: Behold, that which I have built I will break down, and that which I have planted I will pluck up, and this in the whole land.

Matthew 13:28-29

And he said to them, A hostile man did this. And the bondmen said to him, Do thou desire therefore, after going, we would gather them up?

Matthew 13:41

The Son of man will send forth his agents, and they will gather out of his kingdom all the stumbling-blocks, and those doing lawlessness,

Matthew 15:13

But having answered, he said, Every plant that my heavenly Father did not plant, will be uprooted.

Luke 1:13

But the agent said to him, Fear not, Zacharias, because thy plea was heard, and thy wife Elizabeth will bear a son for thee. And thou shall call his name John.

Luke 1:20

And behold, thou will be mute, and not able to speak until that day these things will come to pass, because thou did not believed my words, which will be fulfilled in their time.

Luke 1:36

And behold, Elizabeth thy kinswoman, she also has conceived a son in her old age, and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren.

John 7:30

They sought therefore to seize him, and yet no man laid a hand on him because his hour had not yet come.

John 16:21

When a woman brings forth she has pain because her hour has come. But when she has given birth to the child she no longer remembers the anguish because of the joy that a man was born into the world.

Acts 7:17

But as the time of the promise approached that God swore to Abraham, the people grew and multiplied in Egypt,

Acts 7:20

During which time Moses was born (and he was well-formed by God) who was reared three months in his father's house.

Galatians 4:4

But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth his Son, born from a woman, born under law,

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