Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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.

International Standard Version

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

A Conservative 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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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 21 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 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.
9 What does the worker gain from his struggles?


Cross References

Luke 14:26

“If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his own father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, and even his own life—he cannot be My disciple.

Genesis 14:14-17

When Abram heard that his relative had been taken prisoner, he assembled his 318 trained men, born in his household, and they went in pursuit as far as Dan.

Joshua 8:1-29

The Lord said to Joshua, “Do not be afraid or discouraged. Take the whole military force with you and go attack Ai. Look, I have handed over to you the king of Ai, his people, city, and land.

Joshua 11:23

So Joshua took the entire land, in keeping with all that the Lord had told Moses. Joshua then gave it as an inheritance to Israel according to their tribal allotments. After this, the land had rest from war.

2 Samuel 10:6-19

When the Ammonites realized they had become repulsive to David, they hired 20,000 foot soldiers from the Arameans of Beth-rehob and Zobah, 1,000 men from the king of Maacah, and 12,000 men from Tob.

1 Kings 5:4

The Lord my God has now given me rest all around; there is no enemy or crisis.

2 Chronicles 19:2

Then Jehu son of Hanani the seer went out to confront him and said to King Jehoshaphat, “Do you help the wicked and love those who hate the Lord? Because of this, the Lord’s wrath is on you.

2 Chronicles 20:1-30

After this, the Moabites and Ammonites, together with some of the Meunites, came to fight against Jehoshaphat.

Psalm 139:21

Lord, don’t I hate those who hate You,
and detest those who rebel against You?

Ezekiel 16:8

“Then I passed by you and saw you, and you were indeed at the age for love. So I spread the edge of My garment over you and covered your nakedness. I pledged Myself to you, entered into a covenant with you, and you became Mine.” This is the declaration of the Lord God.

Ephesians 3:19

and to know the Messiah’s love that surpasses knowledge, so you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

Ephesians 5:25

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave Himself for her

Ephesians 5:28-29

In the same way, husbands are to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.

Titus 2:4

so they may encourage the young women to love their husbands and to love their children,

Revelation 2:2

I know your works, your labor, and your endurance, and that you cannot tolerate evil. You have tested those who call themselves apostles and are not, and you have found them to be liars.

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