Ecclesiastes 3:4
Good News Translation
He sets the time for sorrow and the time for joy, the time for mourning and the time for dancing,

Contemporary English Version
for crying and laughing, weeping and dancing,

Douay-Rheims Bible
A time to weep, and a time to laugh. A time to mourn, and a time to dance.

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A time to weep, and a time to laugh. A time to mourn, and a time to dance.

time to weep

Nehemiah 8:9-12 And Nehemiah (he is Athersatha) and Esdras the priest and scribe, and the Levites who interpreted to all the people, said: This is a holy day to the Lord our God: do not mourn, nor weep: for all the people wept, when they heard the words of the law. . . .

Nehemiah 9:1 And in the four and twentieth day of the month the children of Israel came together with fasting and with sackcloth, and earth upon them.

Psalm 30:5 For wrath is in his indignation; and life in his good will. In the evening weeping shall have place, and in the morning gladness.

Psalm 126:1,2,5,6 A gradual canticle. When the Lord brought back the captivity of Sion, we became like men comforted. . . .

Isaiah 22:12,13 And the Lord, the God of hosts, in that day shall call to weeping, and to mourning, to baldness, and to girding with sackcloth: . . .

Matthew 9:15 And Jesus said to them: Can the children of the bridegroom mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then they shall fast.

Matthew 11:17 Who crying to their companions say: We have piped to you, and you have not danced: we have lamented, and you have not mourned.

John 16:20-22 Amen, amen, I say to you, that you shall lament and weep, but the world shall rejoice: and you shall be made sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy. . . .

Romans 12:15 Rejoice with them that rejoice: weep with them that weep.

2 Corinthians 7:10 For the sorrow that is according to God worketh penance, steadfast unto salvation: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.

James 4:9 Be afflicted and mourn and weep: let your laughter be turned into mourning and your joy into sorrow.

a time to laugh

Genesis 21:6 And Sara said: God hath made a laughter for me: whosoever shall hear of it will laugh with me.

Luke 1:13,14,58 But the angel said to him: Fear not, Zachary, for thy prayer is heard: and thy wife Elizabeth shall bear thee a son. And thou shalt call his name John. . . .

Luke 6:21-25 Blessed are ye that hunger now: for you shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for you shall laugh. . . .

to dance

Exodus 15:20 So Mary the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand: and all the women went forth after her with timbrels and with dances.

2 Samuel 6:16 And when the ark of the Lord was come into the city of David, Michol the daughter of Saul, looking out through a window, saw king David leaping and dancing before the Lord: and she despised him in her heart.

Context
To Everything There is a Season
3A time to kill, and a time to heal. A time to destroy, and a time to build. 4A time to weep, and a time to laugh. A time to mourn, and a time to dance.5A time to scatter stones, and a time to gather. A time to embrace, and a time to be far from embraces.…
Cross References
Romans 12:15
Rejoice with them that rejoice: weep with them that weep.

Exodus 15:20
So Mary the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand: and all the women went forth after her with timbrels and with dances.

Psalm 30:11
Thou hast turned for me my mourning into joy: thou hast cut my sackcloth, and hast compassed me with gladness:

Psalm 126:2
Then was our mouth filled with gladness; and our tongue with joy. Then shall they say among the Gentiles: The Lord hath done great things for them.

Ecclesiastes 3:5
A time to scatter stones, and a time to gather. A time to embrace, and a time to be far from embraces.

Additional Translations
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a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to lament, and a time to dance;

A time to weep, and a time to laugh; A time to mourn, and a time to dance;

a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

A time to weep, And a time to laugh. A time to mourn, And a time to skip.
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