Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

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 searching; a time to keep, and a time to discard; 7 a time to tear, and a time to mend; 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 the prudent person remains silent at such a time, for the time is evil.

Genesis 37:29

Later, when Reuben returned to the cistern, Joseph wasn't there! In mounting panic, he tore his clothes,

Genesis 37:34

So Jacob tore his clothes, dressed himself in sackcloth, and then mourned many days for his son.

Genesis 44:18

But Judah approached him and begged him, "Your Excellency, please allow your servant to speak to you privately. Please don't be angry with your servant, since you are equal to Pharaoh.

Genesis 44:34

After all, how can I go back to my father if the young man doesn't accompany me? I'm afraid of what might happen to my father."

1 Samuel 19:4-5

Jonathan spoke to his father Saul favorably about David. "The king shouldn't wrong his servant David because he has not wronged you and because what he has done has been very beneficial for you.

1 Samuel 25:24-44

She fell at his feet and pleaded, "Your majesty, let the guilt be on me alone, and please let your servant speak to you. Listen to the words of your servant.

2 Samuel 1:11

On hearing this, David grabbed his clothes and tore them, as did all the men who were attending to him.

2 Samuel 3:31

David ordered Joab and all the people who were with him, "Tear your clothes, put on sackcloth, and mourn for Abner." King David walked behind the funeral procession,

1 Kings 21:27

Nevertheless, as soon as Ahab heard this message, he tore his clothes, put on sackcloth, and fasted. He even slept in sackcloth and wandered around meekly.

2 Kings 5:7

When the king of Israel read the letter, he ripped his clothes and cried out, "Am I God? Can I kill and give life? Is this man sending me a request to heal a man's leprosy? Let's think about this he's looking for a reason to start a fight with me!"

2 Kings 6:30

When the king heard what the woman said, he ripped his garments as he continued walking along the city wall. As the people watched, all of a sudden they noticed he was wearing sackcloth underneath his clothes, inside next to his flesh!

Esther 4:13-14

Mordecai told them to reply to Esther, "Don't suppose that because you are in the palace, you will escape any more than the other Jewish people.

Esther 7:4

Indeed, I and my people have been sold to be annihilated, killed, and destroyed. If we had just been sold as male and female slaves, I would have kept quiet, because the trouble wouldn't have been sufficient to bother the king."

Job 2:13

and sat with Job on the ground for a full week without saying a word, since they could see the great extent of his anguish.

Job 32:4-22

Elihu waited to have a word with Job, since the others were older than he,

Psalm 39:2

I was as silent as a mute person; I said nothing, not even something good, and my distress deepened.

Proverbs 24:11-12

Rescue those who are being led away to death, and save those who stumble toward slaughter.

Proverbs 31:8-9

Speak for those who cannot speak; seek justice for all those on the verge of destruction.

Isaiah 36:21

But the people remained silent and didn't respond to him with so much as a single word, because the king had commanded, "Don't answer him."

Jeremiah 8:14

Why are we sitting here? Join together! Let's go to the fortified cities and perish there! For the LORD our God has condemned us to perish and given us poisoned water to drink, because we have sinned against him.

Jeremiah 36:24

The king and all his officials who were listening to these words were not afraid, nor did they tear their garments.

Lamentations 3:28

He is to sit apart and remain silent, because the LORD has laid it upon him.

Joel 2:13

Tear your hearts, not your garments; and turn back to the LORD your God. For he is gracious and compassionate, slow to become angry, overflowing in gracious love, and grieves about this evil.

Amos 8:3

At that time," declares the Lord GOD, "the temple songs will be wailing. Many bodies will accumulate everywhere.

Micah 7:5

Don't trust your friends, don't confide in a companion, watch what you say to your wife.

Luke 19:37-40

He was now approaching the descent from the Mount of Olives. The whole crowd of disciples began to rejoice and to praise God with a loud voice because of all the miracles they had seen.

Acts 4:20

for we cannot stop talking about what we've seen and heard."

Acts 9:39

So Peter got up and went with them. When he arrived, they took him upstairs. All the widows gathered around Peter, crying and showing him all the shirts and coats Dorcas had made while she was still with them.

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