Ecclesiastes 3:7
Good News Translation
the time for tearing and the time for mending, the time for silence and the time for talk.

Contemporary English Version
for tearing and sewing, listening and speaking.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A time to rend, and a time to sew. A time to keep silence, and a time to speak.

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A time to rend, and a time to sew. A time to keep silence, and a time to speak.

time to rend

Genesis 37:29,34 And Ruben returning to the pit, found not the boy: . . .

2 Samuel 1:11 Then David took hold of his garments and rent them, and likewise all the men that were with him.

2 Samuel 3:31 And David said to Joab, and to all the people that were with him: Rend your garments, and gird yourselves with sackcloths, and mourn before the funeral of Abner. And king David himself followed the bier.

1 Kings 21:27 And when Achab had heard these words, he rent his garments, and put haircloth upon his flesh, and fasted, and slept in sackcloth, and walked with his head cast down.

2 Kings 5:7 And when the king of Israel had read the letter, he rent his garments, and said: Am I God, to be able to kill and give life, that this man hath sent to me to heal a man of his leprosy? mark, and see how he seeketh occasions against me.

2 Kings 6:30 When the king heard this, he rent his garments, and passed by upon the wall. And all the people saw the haircloth which he wore within next to his flesh.

Jeremiah 36:24 And the king and all his servants that heard all these words were not afraid, nor did they rend their garments.

Joel 2:13 And rend your hearts, and not your garments and turn to the Lord your God: for he is gracious and merciful, patient and rich in mercy, and ready to repent of the evil.

Acts 9:39 And Peter rising up went with them. And when he was come, they brought him into the upper chamber. And all the widows stood about him, weeping and shewing him the coats and garments which Dorcas made them.

time to keep

Job 2:13 And they sat with him on the ground seven day and seven nights and no man spoke to him a word: for they saw that his grief was very great.

Psalm 39:2 I was dumb, and was humbled, and kept silence from good things: and my sorrow was renewed.

Isaiah 36:21 And they held their peace, and answered him not a word. For the king had commanded, saying: Answer him not.

Jeremiah 8:14 Why do we sit still? assemble yourselves, and let us enter into the fenced city, and let us be silent there: for the Lord our God hath put us to silence, and hath given us water of gall to drink: for we have sinned against the Lord.

Lamentations 3:28 Jod. He shall sit solitary, and hold his peace: because he hath taken it up upon himself.

Amos 5:13 Therefore the prudent shall keep silence at that time, for it is an evil time.

Amos 8:3 And he said: What seest thou, Amos? And I said: A hook to draw down fruit. And the Lord said to me: The end is come upon my people Israel: I will not again pass by them any more.

Micah 7:5 Believe not a friend, and trust not in a prince: keep the doors of thy mouth from her that sleepeth in thy bosom.

and a time to speak

Genesis 44:18,34 Then Juda coming nearer, said boldly: I beseech thee, my lord, let thy servant speak a word in thy ears, and be not angry with thy servant: for after Pharao thou art. . . .

1 Samuel 19:4,5 And Jonathan spoke good things of David to Saul, his father: and said to him: Sin not, O king, against thy servant, David, because he hath not sinned against thee, and his works are very good towards thee. . . .

1 Samuel 25:24 And she fell at his feet, and said: Upon me let this iniquity be, my lord: let thy handmaid speak, I beseech thee, in thy ears, and hear the words of thy servant.

Esther 4:13,14 He sent word to Esther again, saying: Think not that thou mayst save thy life only, because thou art in the king's house, more than all the Jews: . . .

Esther 7:4 For we are given up, I and my people, to be destroyed, to be slain, and to perish. And would God we were sold for bondmen and bondwomen: the evil might be borne with, and I would have mourned in silence: but now we have an enemy, whose cruelty redoundeth upon the king.

Job 32:4 So Eliu waited while Job was speaking because they were his elders that were speaking.

Proverbs 24:11,12 Deliver them that are led to death: and those that are drawn to death, forbear not to deliver. . . .

Proverbs 31:8,9 Open thy mouth for the dumb, and for the causes of all the children that pass. . . .

Luke 19:37-40 And when he was now coming near the descent of Mount Olivet, the whole multitude of his disciples began with joy to praise God with a loud voice, for all the mighty works they had seen, . . .

Acts 4:20 For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.

Context
To Everything There is a Season
6A time to get, and a time to lose. A time to keep, and a time to cast away. 7A time to rend, and a time to sew. A time to keep silence, and a time to speak.8A time of love, and a time of hatred. A time of war, and a time of peace.…
Cross References
Ecclesiastes 3:6
A time to get, and a time to lose. A time to keep, and a time to cast away.

Amos 5:13
Therefore the prudent shall keep silence at that time, for it is an evil time.

Additional Translations
a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak,A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

a time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

a time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to be silent, and a time to speak;

A time to rend, and a time to sew; A time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

a time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

A time to rend, And a time to sew. A time to be silent, And a time to speak.
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