Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together, a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing,

New American Standard Bible

A time to throw stones and a time to gather stones;
A time to embrace and a time to shun embracing.

King James Version

A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

Holman Bible

a time to throw stones and a time to gather stones;
a time to embrace and a time to avoid embracing;

International Standard Version

a time to scatter stones, and a time to gather stones; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

American Standard Version

a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

Amplified


A time to throw away stones and a time to gather stones;
A time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing.

Bible in Basic English

A time to take stones away and a time to get stones together; a time for kissing and a time to keep from kissing;

Darby Translation

A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; A time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

Julia Smith Translation

A time to cast away stones, and a time to collect stones a time to embrace, and a time to be far from embracing:

King James 2000

A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

Lexham Expanded Bible

a time to throw away stones and a time to gather stones; a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing;

Modern King James verseion

a time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; A time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

NET Bible

A time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

New Heart English Bible

a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

The Emphasized Bible

A time to cast away stones, and a time to heap up stones, - A time to embrace, and a time to be far from loving embrace;

Webster

A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

World English Bible

a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

Youngs Literal Translation

A time to cast away stones, And a time to heap up stones. A time to embrace, And a time to be far from embracing.

Interlinear

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

to cast away
שׁלך 
Shalak 
Usage: 125

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

to gather
כּנס 
Kanac 
Usage: 11

כּנס 
Kanac 
Usage: 11

a time
עת 
`eth 
Usage: 296

to embrace
חבק 
Chabaq 
Usage: 13

to refrain
רחק 
Rachaq 
...far, ...off, ...away, remove, good way
Usage: 57

References

Fausets

Hastings

Context Readings

God Has Ordained The Ebb And Flow Of Human Activities

4 a time to weep, and a time to laugh, a time to mourn, and a time to dance, 5 a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together, a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing, 6 a time to seek, and a time to lose, a time to keep, and a time to cast away,


Cross References

2 Kings 3:25

And they beat down the cities. And on every good piece of land they cast every man his stone, and filled it. And they stopped all the fountains of water, and felled all the good trees, until in Kir-hareseth [only] they left the sto

Joel 2:16

Gather the people. Sanctify the assembly. Assemble the old men. Gather the sons, and those who suck the breasts. Let the bridegroom go forth from his chamber, and the bride out of her closet.

Exodus 19:15

And he said to the people, Be ready for the third day. Come not near a woman.

Joshua 4:3-9

and command ye them, saying, Take for you here out of the midst of the Jordan, out of the place where the priests' feet stood firm, twelve stones, and carry them over with you, and lay them down in the lodging-place where ye shall

Joshua 10:27

And it came to pass at the time of the going down of the sun, that Joshua commanded, and they took them down off the trees, and cast them into the cave in which they had hidden themselves, and laid great stones on the mouth of the

1 Samuel 21:4-5

And the priest answered David, and said, There is no common bread under my hand, but there is holy bread. If only the young men have kept themselves from women.

2 Samuel 18:17-18

And they took Absalom, and cast him into the great pit in the forest, and raised over him a very great heap of stones. And all Israel fled every man to his tent.

Song of Songs 2:6-7

His left hand [is] under my head, and his right hand embraces me.

1 Corinthians 7:5

Do not defraud each other except from agreement for a time, so that ye may have time for fasting and prayer. And come together again for the same thing, so that Satan not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.

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