Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

a time to love, and a time to hate, a time for war, and a time for peace.

New American Standard Bible

A time to love and a time to hate;
A time for war and a time for peace.

King James Version

A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

Holman Bible

a time to love and a time to hate;
a time for war and a time for peace.

International Standard Version

a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.

American Standard Version

a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.

Amplified


A time to love and a time to hate;
A time for war and a time for peace.

Bible in Basic English

A time for love and a time for hate; a time for war and a time for peace.

Darby Translation

A time to love, and a time to hate; A time of war, and a time of peace.

Julia Smith Translation

A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace:

King James 2000

A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

Lexham Expanded Bible

a time to love and a time to hate; a time [for] war and a time [for] peace.

Modern King James verseion

a time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A time to love, and a time to hate; A time of war, and a time of peace.

NET Bible

A time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.

New Heart English Bible

a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.

The Emphasized Bible

A time to love and a time to hate, - A time of war, and a time of peace.

Webster

A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

World English Bible

a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.

Youngs Literal Translation

A time to love, And a time to hate. A time of war, And a time of peace.

Interlinear

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

to love
אהב אהב 
'ahab 
Usage: 212

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

to hate
שׂנא 
Sane' 
Usage: 145

a time
עת 
`eth 
Usage: 296

of war
מלחמה 
Milchamah 
Usage: 319

References

Fausets

Hastings

Word Count of 20 Translations in Ecclesiastes 3:8

Verse Info

Context Readings

God Has Ordained The Ebb And Flow Of Human Activities

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. 9 What profit has he who works in that in which he labors?


Cross References

Luke 14:26

If any man comes to me, and does not regard as inferior his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brothers, and sisters, and besides his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.

Genesis 14:14-17

And when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he led forth his trained men, born in his house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued as far as Dan.

Joshua 8:1-29

And LORD said to Joshua, Fear not, neither be thou dismayed. Take all the people of war with thee, and arise, go up to Ai. See, I have given into thy hand the king of Ai, and his people, and his city, and his land.

Joshua 11:23

So Joshua took the whole land, according to all that LORD spoke to Moses. And Joshua gave it for an inheritance to Israel according to their divisions by their tribes. And the land had rest from war.

2 Samuel 10:6-19

And when the sons of Ammon saw that they had become odious to David, the sons of Ammon sent and hired the Syrians of Beth-rehob, and the Syrians of Zobah, twenty thousand footmen, and the king of Maacah with a thousand men, and the

1 Kings 5:4

But now LORD my God has given me rest on every side; there is neither adversary, nor evil occurrence.

2 Chronicles 19:2

And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and said to king Jehoshaphat, Should thou help the wicked, and love those who hate LORD? For this thing wrath is upon thee from before LORD.

2 Chronicles 20:1-30

And it came to pass after this, that the sons of Moab, and the sons of Ammon, and with them some of the Ammonites, came against Jehoshaphat to battle.

Psalm 139:21

Do I not hate them, O LORD, who hate thee? And am I not grieved with those who rise up against thee?

Ezekiel 16:8

Now when I passed by thee, and looked upon thee, behold, thy time was the time of love. And I spread my skirt over thee, and covered thy nakedness. Yea, I swore to thee, and entered into a covenant with thee, says lord LORD, and th

Ephesians 3:19

and to become aware of the love of the Christ, which transcends knowledge, so that ye may be filled in all the fullness of God.

Ephesians 5:25

Husbands, love your own wives even as Christ also loved the church, and delivered himself up for it,

Ephesians 5:28-29

So ought the husbands to love their own wives as their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves himself.

Titus 2:4

so that they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,

Revelation 2:2

I know thy works, and thy toil, and thy perseverance, and that thou cannot tolerate evil, and thou examined those who say themselves to be apostles, and are not, and found them false.

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