Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

A time to tear apart and a time to sew together; A time to be silent and a time to speak.

King James Version

A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

Holman Bible

a time to tear and a time to sew; a time to be silent and a time to speak;

International Standard Version

a time to tear, and a time to mend; a time to be silent, and a time to speak;

A Conservative Version

a time to tear, and a time to sew, a time to keep silence, and a time to speak,

American Standard Version

a time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

Amplified

A time to rend and a time to sew, a time to keep silence and a time to speak,

Bible in Basic English

A time for undoing and a time for stitching; a time for keeping quiet and a time for talk;

Darby Translation

A time to rend, and a time to sew; A time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

Jubilee 2000 Bible

a time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

Julia Smith Translation

A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to be silent, and a time to speak:

King James 2000

A time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

Lexham Expanded Bible

a time to tear and a time to sew; a time to be silent and a time to speak;

Modern King James verseion

a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A time to cut in pieces, and a time to sew together; A time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

NET Bible

A time to rip, and a time to sew; a time to keep silent, and a time to speak.

New Heart English Bible

a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

The Emphasized Bible

A time to rend, and a time to sew, - A time to be silent, and a time to speak;

Webster

A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

World English Bible

a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

Youngs Literal Translation

A time to rend, And a time to sew. A time to be silent, And a time to speak.

Interlinear

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

to rend
קרע 
Qara` 
Usage: 63

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

to sew
תּפר 
Taphar 
sew
Usage: 4

a time
עת 
`eth 
Usage: 296

חשׁה 
Chashah 
Usage: 15

References

Fausets

Hastings

Context Readings

God Has Ordained The Ebb And Flow Of Human Activities

6 A time to search and a time to give up as lost; A time to keep and a time to throw away. 7 A time to tear apart and a time to sew together; A time to be silent and a time to speak. 8 A time to love and a time to hate; A time for war and a time for peace.


Cross References

Amos 5:13

Therefore at such a time the prudent person keeps silent, for it is an evil time.

Genesis 37:29

Now Reuben returned to the pit, and behold, Joseph was not in the pit; so he tore his garments.

Genesis 37:34

So Jacob tore his clothes, and put sackcloth on his loins and mourned for his son many days.

Genesis 44:18

Then Judah approached him, and said, "Oh my lord, may your servant please speak a word in my lord's ears, and do not be angry with your servant; for you are equal to Pharaoh.

Genesis 44:34

"For how shall I go up to my father if the lad is not with me--for fear that I see the evil that would overtake my father?"

1 Samuel 19:4-5

Then Jonathan spoke well of David to Saul his father and said to him, "Do not let the king sin against his servant David, since he has not sinned against you, and since his deeds have been very beneficial to you.

1 Samuel 25:24-44

She fell at his feet and said, "On me alone, my lord, be the blame. And please let your maidservant speak to you, and listen to the words of your maidservant.

2 Samuel 1:11

Then David took hold of his clothes and tore them, and so also did all the men who were with him.

2 Samuel 3:31

Then David said to Joab and to all the people who were with him, "Tear your clothes and gird on sackcloth and lament before Abner." And King David walked behind the bier.

1 Kings 21:27

It came about when Ahab heard these words, that he tore his clothes and put on sackcloth and fasted, and he lay in sackcloth and went about despondently.

2 Kings 5:7

When the king of Israel read the letter, he tore his clothes and said, "Am I God, to kill and to make alive, that this man is sending word to me to cure a man of his leprosy? But consider now, and see how he is seeking a quarrel against me."

2 Kings 6:30

When the king heard the words of the woman, he tore his clothes--now he was passing by on the wall--and the people looked, and behold, he had sackcloth beneath on his body.

Esther 4:13-14

Then Mordecai told them to reply to Esther, "Do not imagine that you in the king's palace can escape any more than all the Jews.

Esther 7:4

for we have been sold, I and my people, to be destroyed, to be killed and to be annihilated. Now if we had only been sold as slaves, men and women, I would have remained silent, for the trouble would not be commensurate with the annoyance to the king."

Job 2:13

Then they sat down on the ground with him for seven days and seven nights with no one speaking a word to him, for they saw that his pain was very great.

Job 32:4-22

Now Elihu had waited to speak to Job because they were years older than he.

Psalm 39:2

I was mute and silent, I refrained even from good, And my sorrow grew worse.

Proverbs 24:11-12

Deliver those who are being taken away to death, And those who are staggering to slaughter, Oh hold them back.

Proverbs 31:8-9

Open your mouth for the mute, For the rights of all the unfortunate.

Isaiah 36:21

But they were silent and answered him not a word; for the king's commandment was, "Do not answer him."

Jeremiah 8:14

Why are we sitting still? Assemble yourselves, and let us go into the fortified cities And let us perish there, Because the LORD our God has doomed us And given us poisoned water to drink, For we have sinned against the LORD.

Jeremiah 36:24

Yet the king and all his servants who heard all these words were not afraid, nor did they rend their garments.

Lamentations 3:28

Let him sit alone and be silent Since He has laid it on him.

Joel 2:13

And rend your heart and not your garments " Now return to the LORD your God, For He is gracious and compassionate, Slow to anger, abounding in lovingkindness And relenting of evil.

Amos 8:3

"The songs of the palace will turn to wailing in that day," declares the Lord GOD "Many will be the corpses; in every place they will cast them forth in silence."

Micah 7:5

Do not trust in a neighbor; Do not have confidence in a friend. From her who lies in your bosom Guard your lips.

Luke 19:37-40

As soon as He was approaching, near the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of the disciples began to praise God joyfully with a loud voice for all the miracles which they had seen,

Acts 4:20

for we cannot stop speaking about what we have seen and heard."

Acts 9:39

So Peter arose and went with them. When he arrived, they brought him into the upper room; and all the widows stood beside him, weeping and showing all the tunics and garments that Dorcas used to make while she was with them.

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