1 To all a season, and a time to every inclination under the heavens: 2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up the planting 3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build: 4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance: 5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to collect stones a time to embrace, and a time to be far from embracing: 6 A time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to watch, and a time to cast away 7 A time to rend, 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 of war, and a time of peace:
9 What the excellence of him working in what he labored? 10 I saw the labor which God gave to the sons of man to be humbled in it 11 He made everything beautiful in his time: also he gave hidden time in their heart, so that man shall not find the work which God did from the beginning and even to the end. 12 I knew that no good is in them, but to rejoice and to do good in his life. 13 And also every man shall eat and drink, and see the good in all his labor; it is the gift of God. 14 I knew that all which God will do it shall be forever: to it not to be added, and from it not to be taken away: and God doing they shall be afraid from his face. 15 What was, it is already; and what to be, was already; and God will seek him being driven away.
16 And yet I saw under the sun the place of judgment, there the unjust one; and the place of the just one, there the unjust one. 17 I said in my heart, The just one and the unjust one, God will judge: for a time for every inclination and for every work there. 18 I said in my heart concerning the speeches of the sons of man, for God to separate them, and for them to see that they are cattle to themselves. 19 For the event of the sons of man, and the event of the cattle, one event to them: as this, so dies this; and the breath of one to all; and the preeminence of man not above the cattle: for all is vanity. 20 All go to one place; all were from dust, and all turned back to dust. 21 Who shall know the spirit of the sons of man? it ascending to above, and the spirit of cattle, it going downwards to the earth. 22 And I saw that no good more than that man shall rejoice in his works; for this is his portion: for who shall bring him to look upon what shall be after him?