Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

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

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;

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 tear apart and a time to sew together;
A time to keep silent 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;

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 seek, and a time to lose, a time to keep, and a time to cast away, 7 a time to tear, and a time to sew, a time to keep silence, 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 he who is prudent shall keep silence in such a time, for it is an evil time.

Genesis 37:29

And Reuben returned to the pit, and, behold, Joseph was not in the pit. And he rent his clothes,

Genesis 37:34

And Jacob rent his garments, and put sackcloth upon his loins, and mourned for his son many days.

Genesis 44:18

Then Judah came near to him, and said, Oh, my lord, let thy servant, I pray thee, speak a word in my lord's ears, and let not thine anger burn against thy servant, for thou are even as Pharaoh.

Genesis 44:34

For how shall I go up to my father, if the lad be not with me? Lest I see the evil that shall come on my father.

1 Samuel 19:4-5

And Jonathan spoke good of David to Saul his father, and said to him, Let not the king sin against his servant, against David, because he has not sinned against thee, and because his works have been very good toward thee.

1 Samuel 25:24-44

And she fell at his feet, and said, Upon me, my lord, upon me be the iniquity, and let thy handmaid, I pray thee, speak in thine ears, and hear thou the words of thy handmaid.

2 Samuel 1:11

Then David took hold on his clothes, and tore them, and likewise all the men who were with him.

2 Samuel 3:31

And David said to Joab, and to all the people who were with him, Rend your clothes, and gird you with sackcloth, and mourn before Abner. And king David followed the bier.

1 Kings 21:27

And it came to pass, when Ahab heard those words, that he tore his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his flesh, and fasted, and lay in sackcloth, and went softly.

2 Kings 5:7

And it came to pass, when the king of Israel had read the letter, that he tore his clothes, and said, Am I God, to kill and to make alive, that this man sends to me to heal a man of his leprosy? But consider, I pray you, and see ho

2 Kings 6:30

And it came to pass, when the king heard the words of the woman, that he tore his clothes (now he was passing by upon the wall). And the people looked, and, behold, he had sackcloth inside upon his flesh.

Esther 4:13-14

Then Mordecai bade them return answer to Esther, Think not with thyself that thou shall escape in the king's house more than all the Jews.

Esther 7:4

For we are sold, I and my people, to be destroyed, to be slain, and to perish. But if we had been sold for bondmen and bondwomen, I would have held my peace, although the adversary could not have compensated for the king's damage.

Job 2:13

So they sat down with him upon the ground seven days and seven nights. And none spoke a word to him, for they saw that his grief was very great.

Job 32:4-22

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

Psalm 39:2

I was mute with silence. I held my peace, even from good, and my sorrow was stirred.

Proverbs 24:11-12

Deliver those who are carried away to death, and hold thou back those who are ready to be slain.

Proverbs 31:8-9

Open thy mouth for the mute, in the cause of all such as are left desolate.

Isaiah 36:21

But they held their peace, and answered him not a word. For the king's commandment was, saying, Answer him not.

Jeremiah 8:14

Why do we sit still? Assemble yourselves, and let us enter into the fortified cities, and let us be silent there. For LORD our God has put us to silence, and given us water of gall to drink, because we have sinned against LORD.

Jeremiah 36:24

And they were not afraid, nor tore their garments, neither the king, nor any of his servants who heard all these words.

Lamentations 3:28

Let him sit alone and keep silence, because he has laid it upon him.

Joel 2:13

And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn to LORD your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness, and relents of the evil.

Amos 8:3

And the songs of the temple shall be wailings in that day, says lord LORD. The dead bodies shall be many. In every place they shall cast them forth with silence.

Micah 7:5

Trust ye not in a neighbor. Put ye not confidence in a friend. Keep the doors of thy mouth from her who lays in thy bosom.

Luke 19:37-40

And as he was now coming near, at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began rejoicing to praise God in a great voice about all the mighty works that they had seen, saying,

Acts 4:20

For we are not able not to speak what we saw and heard.

Acts 9:39

And after rising, Peter went with them, whom, after coming, they brought into the upper chamber. And all the widows stood by him weeping, and exhibiting the coats and garments, as many things as Dorcas made being with them.

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